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One aspect of managing an IBM i system is checking on how system storage is being used. This course describes the operational procedures for collecting disk storage utilization data and printing this information in a variety of useful reports. The discussion includes techniques for spotting and responding to potential storage problems.

Approximate Study Time: 90 minutes


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the tools provided by IBM i to help you determine how storage is being used on your system
  • Schedule a weekly or monthly batch job to collect disk space utilization data
  • Identify the disk space utilization report that provides the information you need to respond to a suspected space problem
  • Use IBM i facilities to generate a disk space utilization report that satisfies specified information requirements

Topic Outline

The Need for Storage Management

Collecting Disk Space Utilization Data

Printing Disk Space Utilization Reports

Selecting a Report Type

IFS Space Reports


This course should be taken by the person responsible for managing the disk storage of an IBM i system. This person may be a senior operator or a system administrator.

To perform the tasks described in this course on a real IBM i system, your user profile must specify a user class of *SECOFR and you must have *ALLOBJ authority.


This course assumes that you can perform basic IBM i operations. You can satisfy these prerequisites by successfully completing the courses from the following Manta series: