Choosing a distribution method

This section explains how to choose a distribution method for BMC Capacity Management for Mainframes products. You can obtain the product files either electronically or from a z/OS installation tape.


This topic applies to the z/OS components of BMC Capacity Management for Mainframes. For information about obtaining and installing the Universal Information Exchange/VM (UIE/VM) component, see Installing UIE/VM.

Electronic delivery

This topic describes how to download the z /OS components of BMC Capacity Management for Mainframes from the BMC Electronic Product Distribution (EPD) facility. You can navigate to the EPD page from the Customer Support website at
http: / / /support .

To download the z_OS components

  1. Download the following  image file from the EPD site:
    This file, which contains a batch job, requires approximately 300 tracks on a 3390 disk. The file format is PS (physical sequential), LRECL=80, BLKSIZE=3120.
  2. Make the following changes, as described in the comment section at the top of the image file:
    • Edit the job card to conform to your system requirements. 
    • Specify a PREFIX value in the following line:


      • Uncomment the line by removing the characters /* and */.
      • Change &USERID to the high-level qualifier that you want to use for the installation data sets.
    • Specify UNIT and VOLSER values in the following line:


      • Set the UNIT value by changing SYSALLDA to the type of unit you want to use when allocating the installation data sets. The default is SYSALLDA.
      • Set the VOLSER value by adding VOL (vvvvvv) within the quoted string, where vvvvvv specifies the VOLSER that you want to use when allocating the installation data sets. The default is that no specific VOLSER is specified.
  3. Submit the batch job to expand the image file into installation data sets.

    The expanded installation data sets require approximately 1,000 tracks on a 3390 disk. When the job is complete, the installation data sets appear on your system. The high-level qualifier is the PREFIX value you specified, the middle-level qualifier is PASM, and the low-level qualifier is the data set type (such as CLIST or LOAD).

  4. Using the same data set attributes as prefix.PASM.CNTL, create a PDS called hiqual.midqual.CNTL, where hiqual and midqual are the values you want to use for product data sets based on your site naming conventions.
  5. Copy prefix.PASM.CNTL into hiqual.midqual.CNTL.
    You are now ready to install the z /OS components of BMC Capacity Management for Mainframes products, as described in Installing products with the Online Installation Facility.


 After you verify that the installation was successful, you can delete the downloaded image file and the expanded installation data sets. The data sets whose names begin with hiqual.midqual are product data sets. You should not delete the product data sets. 

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