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Running Mainframe z on Distributed Platforms: How to Create Robust Cost-Efficient Multiplatform z Environments by Stephen Norris, Kenneth Barrett

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CHAPTER 9

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Customizing the z/OS Environment with Symbols

This chapter is a technical overview of techniques for running multiple systems utilizing:

  • Shared Parameter Libraries
  • Symbol Substitutions

The systems represented are running as virtual guests under z/VM. It is not necessary that they be running as virtual guests to utilize the optimizations presented here, although some parameters relate to a virtual environment. Although a general knowledge of MVS parameters and symbol usage will make the chapter easier to follow, it is not required.

 Note   Refer to Appendix B, “Setting the Standards and Conventions,” for an explanation of standards ...

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