Getting started

You use the Installation System to install and maintain BMC MainView products, Cost Optimization products, most BMC products for the IBM DB2 environment, and most BMC products for the IBM IMS environment. After gathering information, the Installation System generates all of the jobs that you need to install your products.

Task map

Use the following task map as a quick reference for understanding the Installation System and completing an installation. The numbered rows indicate the flow of an installation.


Click a box in the figure to go directly to the indicated information.


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  1. Virgil Wormsbaker

    It states to click on the box for details. I click on the box and nothing happens.

    Aug 19, 2019 10:41
    1. Dottie Wood

      Hi, Virgil. Thanks for letting us know about the problem that you encountered. We apologize for the inconvenience.

      To help us with troubleshooting, can you specify which box you clicked?

      Aug 19, 2019 11:00
  2. Virgil Wormsbaker What I really need is the manual. After clicking and double-checking several times, I did get the information.

    Aug 19, 2019 11:49
  3. Virgil Wormsbaker


    Aug 19, 2019 12:08
    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. 

      For quick reference, here is the space PDF:

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

      Aug 19, 2019 01:12