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An Introduction to IMS: Your Complete Guide to IBM Information Management System by Steve Nathan, Sandy Sherrill, Rick Long, Moira McFadden Lanyi, Margaret Wilson, Kenny Blackman, John Butterweck, Diane Goff, Barbara Klein

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Chapter 5. Setting Up, Running, and Maintaining IMS

This chapter provides an overview of the tasks involved in installing, defining, running, and maintaining IMS.

In This Chapter

Installing IMS

Defining an IMS System

IMS Startup

IMS Logging

IMS Utility Programs

IMS Recovery

IMS Shutdown

Maintaining an IMS System

Installing IMS

Installing IMS includes the following tasks:

• Installing IMS on your z/OS system by using the SMP/E installation process

• Installing the required z/OS interfaces

• Verifying the IMS installation by using the IMS Installation Verification Program (IVP)

• Other installation-related activities, such as tailoring and customizing your IMS system, and defining resources to IMS

Most IMS installations involve ...

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