An Introduction to Basic z/OS Control Blocks

Join us Tuesday, June 25, at 11:00 AM ET for our complimentary educational webinar "An Introduction to Basic z/OS Control Blocks".

Since its inception over 50 years ago, the mainframe operating system (today's z/OS) has relied on logically organized areas of virtual storage, called control blocks, to communicate, keep track of operations, data, and services, and provide structure to z/OS functions. The hundreds (or even thousands) of control blocks are fundamental to every program that is executed—and some are more important than others. This month, we'll consider some of the most basic, widely used control blocks related to system functions, job- and task-related resources, allocation and storage management, and I/O operations, along with some techniques to find and display them.

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About Our Presenter:

Steve Pryor, CTO at DTS Software, has a more than 30-year background in storage management, design, and support, and frequently speaks at industry events. Prior to joining DTS in the early 2000s, Steve made important contributions at several mainframe software vendors, designing and implementing major products and components.