Preparing when RTCS is not installed

If BMC Runtime Component System (RTCS) is not installed on your systems, you use the bootstrap version that the Installation System provides. Use the following procedure to set up the bootstrap version of the Installation System repository.


A bootstrap RTCS is used for the Installation System repository only. It is not a full-function RTCS for use by products. If a product requires RTCS, install the product, including the full-function RTCS. After the installation, the full-function RTCS will be used for the Installation System repository. Before using the product, stop the bootstrap RTCS and optionally import the bootstrap RTCS repository information into the full-function RTCS. For more information performing these tasks, see Managing the bootstrap RTCS.

For more information, view the Quick Course Installation System - Set up bootstrap RTSC.

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

To prepare the bootstrap Installation System repository

  1. If you have not started the Installation System, do so as described in Starting the Installation System.
  2. On the Runtime Component System Not Active panel, select Setup a bootstrap version of RTCS.
     BMIPRTCS              Runtime Component System Not Active                      
     Command ===> _______________________________________________________________________
     The Runtime Component System (RTCS) is not active on this system. The BMC      
     Software Installation System requires that RTCS be active. The data entered    
     while installing products is stored in a repository hosted by RTCS. If RTCS is 
     not installed you can choose to run a bootstrap version.                       
     Select one of the following actions:                                           
     __  1. RTCS was installed and has now been started                             
         2. Setup a bootstrap version of RTCS                                       
         3. Exit the installation system                                            
     Regardless of the action selected, the Installation System will terminate and  
     after RTCS is active, you will be able to access the Installation System.
  3. On the RTCS Bootstrap Options panel, specify the requested information.
     BMIPBRTC                    RTCS Bootstrap Options                             
     Command ===>                                                                   
     Enter the information below for the RTCS Bootstrap system. These values will be   
     used in generating the jobs to establish the RTCS Bootstrap system. 
     RTCS Bootstrap Registry Data Set                                               
       Data Set HLQ . . . ______________________________                            
       Allocation Options                                                           
         STORCLAS  MGMTCLAS  DATACLAS  UNIT      VOLSER                             
         ________  ________  ________  ________  ______                             
     RTCS Started Task Information                                                  
       STC Procedure Name . . . ________                                            
       Program Library HLQ. . . ______________________________          
     Job Card Template                                                              
       ===> _______________________________________________________________________
       ===> _______________________________________________________________________
       ===> _______________________________________________________________________
       ===> _______________________________________________________________________
    1. Specify the high-level qualifier (HLQ) and allocation information for the bootstrap RTCS data set.

      The data set will be named HLQ.BOOTSTRAP.JCL.

    2. Specify a started task name and a program library HLQ for the bootstrap RTCS.
    3. Specify job card information for the generated JCL.
    4. Press Enter.


    The bootstrap RTCS libraries must be APF authorized.

  4. On the list of bootstrap jobs, run each job as instructed in the $000$DOC member.
       Menu  Functions  Utilities  Help                                             
     BMIPJEDT ST  USER1.INSTALL.JCLLIB                           Row 00001 of 00023 
     Command ===> ________________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR  
        Name     Prompt          Size    Created           Changed            ID    
     . $$INCGEN                 34  2014/10/06  2014/10/06 10:12:47  USER1 
     . $$INCINF                 14  2014/10/06  2014/10/06 10:12:47  USER1 
     . $000$DOC                 40  2014/10/06  2014/10/06 10:12:47  USER1 
     . $000$200                 25  2014/10/06  2014/10/06 10:12:48  USER1 
     . $000$240                 33  2014/10/06  2014/10/06 10:12:48  USER1 
     . $000$310                129  2014/10/06  2014/10/06 10:12:49  USER1 
     . $000$325                 26  2014/10/06  2014/10/06 10:12:49  USER1 
     . $000$545                 24  2014/10/06  2014/10/06 10:12:49  USER1 
     . BMIRSDN                 180  2008/09/02  2012/06/23 19:34:27  USER1
     . BMIRXFT                1350  2013/11/15  2014/09/26 17:20:54  USER1
     . OSZBOOT                  63  2014/10/06  2014/10/06 10:12:48  USER1 
    1. Select a job by using the S line command.
    2. Review the contents of the member.
    3. Submit the job by using the SUBmit primary command.
  5. After successfully running all of the jobs, press F3 to exit.

    The bootstrap RTCS is now installed and active. For more information about the bootstrap RTCS, see Managing the bootstrap RTCS.

  6. Restart the Installation System and proceed with the installation.
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