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Interactive Tool to Install and Customize Data Facility Hierarchical Storage Manager

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122616D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lemesle, P: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a program to fasten and improve the start-up of Data Facility Hierarchical Storage Manager (DFHSM) IBM program product by automating its installation and customization through a panel-driven dialog.

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Interactive Tool to Install and Customize Data Facility Hierarchical
Storage Manager

      Disclosed is a program to fasten and improve the start-up
of Data Facility Hierarchical Storage Manager (DFHSM)  IBM program
product by automating its installation and customization through a
panel-driven dialog.

      DFHSM is an IBM DASD management tool for managing low activity
and inactive data automatically with or without DFSMS (Data Facility
Storage Management Subsystem). DFHSM installation and customization
is usually based upon the use of a starter set, which provides
samples of installation jobs and procedures, and parameters
suggestions. Using and modifying these samples to match the
customer's storage management policies requires specialist skills.
This interactive tool provides a REXX/ISPF (Restructured EXtended
eXecutor, an IBM programming language/ Interactive System
Productivity Facility) menu-driven dialog to automate this manual
process at the customer's site. Specialist skills are no longer
needed.

      This tool provides panels which prompt the user with
descriptive comments and recommended or defaulted values. When all
the needed values are entered, the standard starter will be
customized and the DFHSM environment created. The user is driven
during all the dialog by guidelines and examples. For each panel,
several help screens can be displayed to make the choices more
acccurate. Coherence and syntax control are guaranteed, thus
preventing from an i...