Introduction to SDSF
SDSF provides you with information to monitor, manage, and control your z/OS system. It can help you run your business and save you time and money.
SDSF provides a powerful and secure way to monitor and manage your z/OS sysplex, in both JES2 and JES3 environments. Data is presented in tabular format on more than fifty different panels. The panels are customizable by the system programmer and the user.
The easy-to-use interface lets you display and control:
- Jobs and output
- Devices, such as network connections and servers, printers, readers, lines, and spool offloaders
- Checks from IBM Health Checker for z/OS
- System resources, such as WLM scheduling environments, the members of your MAS, and JES job classes
- System information about systems in the sysplex such as CPU busy, storage utilization, and IPL information; system storage utilization for all address spaces in the sysplex; and system static and dynamic symbols for each system in the sysplex
- System log and action messages
- Data sets used by the system, such as APF, link list, and couple data sets
- Address space storage
For example, for jobs you can:
- Cancel, hold or release jobs
- Find out if jobs are waiting to be processed
- Filter the jobs to show just the jobs that interest you
- View output before it is printed
- Change a job's priority, class, or destination
- Edit and resubmit the JCL without leaving SDSF
SDSF security controls the panels you see and the functions you can use using SAF.