Installing the z/OS agent#
Before you deploy to the IBM® z/OS® platform, you must install the z/OS agent and configure the z/OS server for communication with HCL Launch. If the build process runs on a different logical partition (LPAR), then you must additionally install the agent on the build LPAR. You can install the z/OS agent and deployment tools by using the IBM System Modification Program Extended (SMP/E) or by extracting archive files to the z/OS UNIX™ file system.
Note: Beginning with version 6.2.4. the z/OS deployment tools have become part of the z/OS agent. The deployment tools no longer require a separate installation. If you are upgrading from a version earlier than 6.2.4, see Upgrading IBM z/OS agents for details about the changes.
Review the system requirements, and then plan the installation:
- Review Choosing a CodeStation and planning storage.
- Review Security requirements on IBM z/OS computers.
- Review ISPF client gateway requirements.
To install the agent by using SMP/E, complete these steps:
Install the z/OS agent by using SMP/E. See Installing the z/OS agent and deployment tools by using SMP/E.
Install agents from the command line. See Installing agents from the command line, and start with step 3.
To install by extracting files to the z/OS UNIX file system, see Installing agents from the command line.