Abstract for MVS™ System Management Facility (SMF)

Purpose of this information

This information describes the system management facilities (SMF) component of a z/OS® system. This information can be used to aid an installation by helping plan, install, and use SMF in a z/OS system.

Who should read this information

This information is primarily intended for system programmers who support accounting and billing services for an installation. It can be used by installation managers and system programmers who are responsible for problem resolution, system tuning, and capacity planning for a z/OS system. This information assumes that the reader has extensive experience with z/OS, is familiar with its basic concepts, can code JCL statements to run programs or cataloged procedures, can code in assembler language, and can read assembler, loader, and linkage editor output.