Defining or modifying site-wide default values

The Installation System provides user-defined defaults (known as site-wide defaults) that are used as a starting point for a project. When you create a new project, the Installation System copies your site-wide default values to the project. However, you can override the defaults within each project.

Use the following procedure the first time you use the Installation System. After setting the site-wide defaults, use this procedure only if you need to modify the site-wide defaults.

For more information, view the Quick Course Installation System - Site Wide Defaults.

Note: You must already be logged into BMC Support Central or you will receive a Page Not Found error.

For a list of Quick Courses about the Installation System, see PDFs and videos.

Note

Changes to the site-wide defaults affect all new projects for all users of the Installation System. Changes to the following fields also affect existing projects for all users if the JCL is regenerated:

  • Directory, BMC User, BMC Password, and SYSOUT Class in the BMC FTP Site & Download Options section
  • Temporary Files HLQ in the Data Set HLQs section
  • Create FMIDSETs in the SMP/E Options section

To define or modify site-wide values

  1. Start the Installation System as described in Starting the Installation System.
  2. On the Installation System Main Menu, select Set Site Wide Default Values.
  3. Complete the fields on the Site Wide Default Values panel.
     BMIPDEFS                   Site Wide Default Values                            
     Command ===> ________________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR  
                                                                                    
     These values are used as defaults when creating a new project. Most values can 
     be overridden at the project level and are saved with the project. Note that  
     the current value of fields in sections marked with an asterisk(*) are always 
     used when generating installation and configuration jobs.                      
                                                                        More:     + 
     BMC File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Site & Download Options *
       Directory  . . . . GA            (GA or BETA)                                
       BMC User . . . . . mainframe                                                 
       BMC Password . . .               (non-display)                               
       SYSOUT Class . . . Z             (for large output from decompress process)  
                                                                                    
     Data Set HLQs * 
       Temporary Files HLQ. . . . . &SYSUID..&PROJNAME  (max resolved length is 17) 
                                                                                    
     Allocation Options (SMS values will be used when specified)                    
       Allocation controlled by SMS ACS routines? . . . N  (Y=yes, N=no)            
                                                                                    
       Allocation Type               STORCLAS  MGMTCLAS  DATACLAS  UNIT      VOLSER 
       ----------------------------  --------  --------  --------  --------  ------ 
       Temporary Files               ________  ________  ________  SYSALLDA  ______ 
       BMC Sort Files                ________  ________  ________  SYSALLDA  ______ 
       Generated JCL Libraries       ________  ________  ________  SYSALLDA  ______ 
       Product Runtime Data Sets     ________  ________  ________  SYSALLDA  ______ 
       Product non-VSAM Data Sets    ________  ________  ________  SYSALLDA  ______ 
       Product VSAM Data Sets        ________  ________  ________  SYSALLDA  ______ 
       Product PDSE Data Sets        ________  ________  ________  SYSALLDA  ______ 
       SMP/E Data Sets               ________  ________  ________  SYSALLDA  ______ 
         Increase Allocation By 0   % (target & distribution libraries only)


    The following table describes the sections of the panel:

    Section

    Description

    BMC File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Site & Download Options

    These fields specify the location and access information for the product image files on the BMC Electronic Software Distribution File Transfer Protocol (BMC ESD FTP) site.

    Data Set HLQs

    This field specifies an HLQ for the temporary work files used by the Installation System.

    Note

    You can override the temporary files HLQ when generating the installation jobs. For more information, see Specifying SMP/E settings.

    Allocation Options

    These fields specify data set allocation information for the files and libraries created by the Installation System.

    For each file and library, provide SMS or volume information. If you provide both, the SMS information is used.

    System Values

    These fields specify the names of system libraries. Only some products use the IBM call library and the IBM 'C' Library. To determine which products require these libraries, see Installation requirements for products.

    SMP/E Options

    This field specifies SMP/E information for the products being installed.

    Batch Job Generation Options

    These fields specify information for the JCL generated by the Installation System. You run this JCL to perform the installation and configuration of your products.

    Local FTP Site Options

    These fields specify file transfer information and, optionally, firewall information used at your site. The information entered in these fields is case sensitive. Data set names are used exactly as specified. Do not use single or double quotation marks.

    How will the BMC products be downloaded to your site (select only one method)? These fields indicate the file transfer method you will use to download files via the Installation System. Answer Yes to only one option.
    SFTP OptionsThese fields specify information that is needed if you are using Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP).
    FTP/FTPS Site OptionsThese fields specify information that is needed if you are using File Transfer Protocol (FTP) or File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS).

    Consider the following information when completing the panel:

    • The Site Wide Default Values panel is a multi-page panel as indicated by the More field (on the right side of the panel, near the top). To scroll through the pages, use F8 (down) and F7 (up).

    • You can leave a field blank if you do not want to set a site-wide value for that item.

  4. When finished, press Enter and then press F3.

    • If you did not make any changes, you are returned to the Installation System Main Menu.
    • If you made changes, you are asked what you want to do:

      OptionResult
      1. Exit and save changes

      A password dialog is displayed. Different dialogs are displayed based on the following criteria.

      Note: Passwords are case sensitive.

      • No password exists

        You are asked if you want to add a password.
        • If you specify N, your changes are saved and you return to the Installation System Main Menu. 
        • If you specify Y, you are prompted to enter a password. After entering a password in both fields, press Enter to save it, press F3 to return to the Confirm Site Wide Default Changes panel, and select Exit and save changes again. Your changes are saved and you return to the Installation System Main Menu.
      • A password exists and the user ID you are using is the same as the last user ID to update the site-wide defaults

        You are asked if you want to add or change the password or if you want to remove the password (the options are mutually exclusive). 
        • If you specify N for both options, your changes are saved and you return to the Installation System Main Menu. 
        • If you specify Y to add or change the password, you are prompted to enter a password. After entering a password in both fields, press Enter to save it, press F3 to return to the Confirm Site Wide Default Changes panel, and select Exit and save changes again. Your changes are saved and you return to the Installation System Main Menu. 
        • If you specify Y to remove the password, the password is removed. Press Enter and you return to the Installation System Main Menu.
      • A password exists and the user ID you are using is different than the last user ID to update the site-wide defaults

        You are prompted to enter the password or the user ID that last updated the site-wide defaults. After entering the password or user ID, press Enter to verify it, and press F3 to save your changes and return to the Installation System Main Menu.

        Note

        If you do not know the password or user ID, press F3. Your changes are not saved and you return to the Installation System Main Menu.
      2. Exit and discard changesNo changes are saved and you are returned to the Installation System Main Menu.
      3. Return to the previous panelYou are returned to the panel you just exited.



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