Documentation for the Installation System is available in several types, formats, and locations.

Types of documentation

  • Online panel text briefly describes the panel’s purpose and what to do with the panel.
  • Online Help provides more detail about the panel’s purpose, describes each field, and explains the available commands.
  • The Installation System online documentation contains detailed information for using the Installation System.
  • Quick Course videos explain particular features of the Installation System.
  • Release notes describe what is new in each release of the Installation System and describe outstanding issues.
  • Technical bulletins and flashes describe problems, fixes, or changes that are identified between releases.

Documentation formats

Documentation is provided online via the BMC Online Technical Documentation portal, as PDF files, and as videos.

Documentation locations

You can find documentation in the following locations:

A - Z Supported Product List

A list of all BMC products and solutions

When you select a product and a version, the corresponding page contains:

  • A link to the BMC Online Technical Documentation portal
  • PDFs of documents (spaces, release notes, technical bulletins, and flashes) for that version of the product
BMC Online Technical Documentation portal

Web-based information that contains the following documentation for BMC MainView products, most BMC products for the IBM DB2 environment, and most BMC products for the IBM IMS environment:

  • Usage information
  • Installation and customization information
  • Messages
  • PDFs
  • Quick Courses

The documentation portal is password protected for the following documentation and is open for all other documentation:

  • All Cost Optimization products' documentation
  • All notices (release notes, technical bulletins, and flashes
Demonstrations A-Z

A list of Quick Courses alphabetized by product name

This list of Quick Courses is not password protected and does not contain Quick Courses that include proprietary information. The Quick Course Library on the BMC Documentation Center contains links to all Quick Courses.

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  1. Virgil Wormsbaker

    We are to use the Installation System to generate JCL jobs for downloading and installing products. WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO FIND THE MANUAL? I searched using Installation System and it gave me a message that it was not a product. So how do I find it???? Seems to me it should be the easiest manual to find on your website.

    Aug 19, 2019 11:58
    1. Dottie Wood

      Hi, Virgil. 

      You can obtain a ready-made PDF of the entire space as follows: 

      1. In the Downloading PDFs box at the top of the PDFs and videos topic, click Restricted space PDFs (or click here to go directly there).
      2. Click the link in the top row of the table. 
      3. When the PDF opens, click the Download button (down arrow in the toolbar in the top right corner of the screen).
      4. (Optional) To save to a local drive, access the PDF from the row at the bottom of the window. 

      Also, you can generate PDFs on your own as explained in the "Creating a custom PDF" section of that  topic.

      Aug 19, 2019 01:18