SMS-GENERIC—Use Generic Volume List

The SMS-GENERIC keyword specifies whether to use generic volume names ('*') for SMS-managed VCAT-defined and Db2 STOGROUP-defined data sets.
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The SMS-GENERIC keyword specifies whether to change the volume list to generic volume names ('*') for SMS-managed VCAT-defined and Db2 STOGROUP-defined data sets. Use this keyword to let Storage Management Subsystem (SMS) control data set placement.
This keyword has the following format:
SMS-GENERIC {
NO
|YES}
  • NO
    Does not change the volume list for SMS-managed VCAT-defined data sets to generic volumes ('*'). This value is the default.
  • YES
    Changes the volume list for SMS-managed VCAT-defined data sets to generic volumes ('*'). When a data set is defined, the volume list changes to all asterisks ('*') to allow SMS to control the data set placement.