FDREPORT is a z/OS DASD Management reporting tool that reports from a
variety of sources, including:
- DFSMS information
- ABR control files
- DFSMShsm MCDS
- DFSMShsm BCDS
- Offline volumes
- CA 1
FDREPORT produces customised reports on DASD-related issues, in
detail and/or summary format, and in the form of z/OS batch reports
or TSO/ISPF displays. It can be used to create a wide range of
useful reports, as illustrated in the
Health check section.
FDREPORT is a high-performance reporting tool, which makes
efficient use of z/OS resources. It can run during the day
without any noticeable impact on other z/OS applications or
users. It can typically report on 1,000s of DASD volumes in
just a few minutes.
FDRViEWS builds on the foundation of FDREPORT to provide a
user-friendly, question-and-answer method of generating
reports. It offers a Windows GUI interface, and reports
that can be viewed in various graphical formats (graphs,
charts etc) or as an Excel spreadsheet. See the
section for more details.
Example Report Criteria
Here is a small selection of the flexible and powerful
reporting criteria available under FDREPORT:
(all file types)
- No. of extents,
- No. of index levels
- Last reference date
- CI sizes
- CA sizes
- Number of splits
- Number of inserts
- Number of deletes
||Disk Space Usage By
- Storage Group
- Application (via HLQ)
- File type
- DFSMS control files
FDREPORT is especially useful for proactive reporting, allowing you to identify
potential problems before they become a major issue:
|“Top 10” Proactive Reporting
- 10 largest VSAM/Non-VSAM files
- 10 most over-allocated
- 10 largest applications
- 10 fullest Volumes
- 10 most fragmented volumes
||Other Proactive Reporting
- Disabled VTOCIX's
- Catalog errors
- Uncataloged files
- Files ineligible for SMS
“Health Check” Reports
A set of pre-defined “Health Check” reports
is included with FDREPORT, which provide vital information
about how your z/OS DASD storage is being used. See the
health checks page for
Here are just a couple of examples of the comments we receive
from FDREPORT users. See also the
story for a full-length example of a user’s experiences with FDREPORT.
We use FDREPORT to provide everything from
detailed reports for the Operations team on storage usage...to high-level
reporting on storage trends for our I.T. Director.
We use FDREPORT to help us identify space
usage (and wastage) by specific applications, as well as
Key Feature Summary
- A stand-alone reporting tool; does not require any other module from the FDR Family.
- Can be installed and operational in less than 1 hour.
- Can report on anything from a few data sets to your entire z/OS DASD
- Easy-to-read, management-level reporting allows you to see how effectively
your z/OS DASD storage is being used.
- Highlight potential problems before they become an issue.
- Create separate reports by department, project or individual user(s).
- Create tailored reports for Storage Administrators, Operations Support,
Data Analysts and Data Security/Auditing Analysts.
For more introductory information on FDREPORT, see the
Product Portfolio Sheet
For more comprehensive information on FDREPORT, please
request a Concept & Facilities Guide
For more information on FDRViEWS, see the FDRViEWS section
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