System Display and Search Facility

SDSF provides a powerful and secure way to monitor and manage your z/OS sysplex, in both JES2 and JES3 environments. SDSF's easy-to-use interface lets you control:

  • Jobs and output
  • Devices, such as 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 log and action messages

SDSF Function in z/OSMF
SDSF function is available in IBM z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF), which lets you manage aspects of z/OS through a web browser interface. You can see system activity at a glance with graphic views of CPU use; manage and browse jobs, output and checks for IBM Health Checker for z/OS; issue system commands and export SDSF tables for use by other programs, such as spreadsheet applications.

Enhancements for z/OS V2R1 and z/OS V2R2
New panels provide information about the systems in the sysplex and their system data sets. A new SRCH (search) command allows you to locate members in system data sets. Read about these and other recent enhancements.

SDSF with Java
Access SDSF function with the Java programming language. This presentation provides an introduction: SDSF Data with Java

SDSF with REXX
Merge the power of SDSF with the simplicity of REXX. This presentation will get you started:
Using REXX with SDSF


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