Working with Model9 storage optimizer
Storage optimizer is a batch process that runs on z/OS and performs cleanup operations on resources. Resources that were written to the object storage but were incomplete will be handled by the storage optimizer. The process is designed in order to optimize the object storage consumption and to protect unwanted data removal.
- Associate the same user-id to the Model9 z/OS agent and for the storage optimizer process. Running storage optimizer requires the userid to have READ access to: M9.LIFECYCLE.CLOUD.STORAGEOPTIMIZER
- A storage optimizer process can be associated with one resource complex only. Define a storage optimizer process per each resource complex.
- Only one storage optimizer process can run simultaneously for the same resource process.
- By default, all LPARS in a SYSPLEX are associated with the same resource complex, named “group-<sysplex-name>”. Running storage optimizer in any LPAR will delete the incomplete data in the whole SYSPLEX.
- The storage optimizer process can be activated in a simulation mode, meaning it will report the resources that would have been deleted without actually deleting them.
- It is recommended to run a storage optimizer process
The sample JCL M9STORO can be found at the Model9 SAMPLIB PDS. The PWD parameter should point to the agent installation directory.
The storage optimizer opens three output DD files, see the table below for details about each DD.
The storage optimizer sample JCL can be found within the SAMPLIB PDS deployed during the Model9 agent installation or upgrade phase. The member's name is M9STORO and by default, set to scan for resources older than 30 days in simulation mode only.
The sample output below demonstrates how the STDOUT output DD would like when running the storage optimizer process.