Abstract for HCD Planning

Purpose of this information

The purpose of this information is to help you define an I/O configuration using the Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD) element of z/OS®.

This information presents an overview of I/O configuration using HCD and dynamic configuration and describes the following tasks:
  • Planning an I/O configuration
  • Defining an I/O configuration at IPL time
  • Defining an I/O configuration dynamically on a running system.

Who should read this information

This information is intended for anyone who plans an installation's I/O configuration and creates and coordinates action plans to change an I/O configuration.