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FDREPORT Introduction
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FDREPORT is a z/OS DASD Management reporting tool that reports from a variety of sources, including:

  • VTOCs
  • VVDSs
  • Catalogs
  • DFSMS information
  • ABR control files
  • DFSMShsm MCDS
  • DFSMShsm BCDS
  • VSAM
  • PDS/PDSE
  • Offline volumes
  • CA 1
  • RMM
 

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

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 FDRViEWS section for more details.

Example Report Criteria

Here is a small selection of the flexible and powerful reporting criteria available under FDREPORT:

Dataset Attributes
(all file types)
  • Size
  • No. of extents,
    volumes etc
  • No. of index levels
  • Blocksize,
    catalog status
  • Last reference date
 
VSAM
  • 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


Proactive Reporting

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 more details.

User Experiences

Here are just a couple of examples of the comments we receive from FDREPORT users. See also the Natixis 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 individual users... »  


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 subsystem.

  • 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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