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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 19. The IMS System Definition Process

The IMS system definition process:

• Describes the IMS resources (databases, applications, devices, terminals, and links) to IMS:

• At installation time

• When maintenance is applied

• When standard application definition changes are required

• Assumes a working knowledge of the z/OS system modification program/extended (SMP/E). SMP/E is required for installation and is used as part of the IMS system definition process.

• Becomes more dynamic in every new version of IMS.

Two major functions can make your IMS system definition process easier and more dynamic: the Extended Terminal Option (ETO), and the dynamic resource definition (DRD) and online change processes.

ETO, a separately priced feature of ...

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