Updating the Installation System

Periodically, the Installation System is updated for:

  • Support of new product releases. This is the most common reason the Installation System is updated. 
  • Corrective maintenance to the Installation System.


Use one of the following procedures to update the Installation System. 

Important

The exact procedure varies based on which FTP method is specified in the Site Wide Default Values panel.

To update the Installation System when using standard FTP

  1. On the Installation System Main Menu, select Check for Installation System Update.

     BMIPMENU     BMC Software Installation System V4.05.00 - Main Menu              
     Command ===> ________________________________________________________________  
                                                                                    
     Select one of the following actions:                                           
     __  1. Resume Active Project                                                   
         2. Manage Projects                                                         
         3. Apply SMP/E Maintenance                                                 
         4. Maintain Product Passwords                                              
         5. Set Site Wide Default Values                                            
         6. Check for Installation System Update                                    
         7. Information on new features in this release                             
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
     Active Project: MARYTEST - testing for doc                                     
        JCL Library: ROHMKC.ROHMKC.V4050.JCL                                        
                                                                                    
     CICS, DB2, IBM, IMS and MVS are trademarks or registered trademarks of         
     International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other        
     countries, or both.                                                            
                                                                                    

    Important

    If no updates are available, a message displays indicating this.

  2. On the BMC Installation System Update panel, select Generate and submit the update job.

    +---------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | An update to the BMC Installation System is now available           |
    |                                                                     |
    | Select one of the following actions:                                |
    | __ 1. Read the What's New file                                      |
    |    2. Generate and submit the update job *                          |
    |    3. Return to the previous menu                                   |
    |                                                                     |
    | * When you exit the generated update job, the Installation System   |
    | will exit. After the update job completes successfully, the updated |
    | Installation System is ready to be used.                            |
    | F1=Help    F3=End    F12=Backup                                     |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------------+
  3. In the displayed update job, change the job card as needed and submit the job.

      File  Edit  Edit_Settings  Menu  Utilities  Compilers  Test  Help
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               USER1.DB2B.SPFTEMP1.CNTL                        Columns 00001 00072
    Command ===> ________________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR
    ****** ***************************** Top of Data ******************************
    000001 //OZIINSTL  JOB (5214),'<acct>',REGION=0M,NOTIFY=&SYSUID,              
    000002 //    MSGLEVEL=(0,0),CLASS=A                                           
    000003 /*ROUTE PRINT LOCAL                                                    
    000004 //*                                                                    
    000005 //***         REGION=0M                                                
    000006 /*JOBPARM L=9999                                                       
    000007 //*MAIN LINES=(9999,W)                                                 
    000008 //* ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    000009 //* Review and update the JOB card as needed and then SUBMIT the job.  
    000010 //*                                                                    
    000011 //* After you END from this EDIT session, the Installation System will 
    000012 //* be terminated. After this job completes successfully, the           
    000013 //* Installation System will be updated and ready to be restarted.     
    000014 //* ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    000015 //*                                                                    
    000016 //* ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    000017 //* The image files that this job will download must not already exist 
    000018 //* at your site.  This step will delete all existing image file(s)    
    000019 //* that the installation system detected.                                                                                              
  4. Exit the edit panel.
    When you exit the edit panel, you also exit the Installation System.

  5. When the job completes successfully, restart the now updated Installation System.

To update the Installation System when using SFTP or FTPS

  1. On the Installation System Main Menu, select Check for Installation System Update.

     BMIPMENU     BMC Software Installation System V4.05.00 - Main Menu              
     Command ===> ________________________________________________________________  
                                                                                    
     Select one of the following actions:                                           
     __  1. Resume Active Project                                                   
         2. Manage Projects                                                         
         3. Apply SMP/E Maintenance                                                 
         4. Maintain Product Passwords                                              
         5. Set Site Wide Default Values                                            
         6. Check for Installation System Update                                    
         7. Information on new features in this release                             
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
     Active Project: MARYTEST - testing for doc                                     
        JCL Library: ROHMKC.ROHMKC.V4050.JCL                                        
                                                                                    
     CICS, DB2, IBM, IMS and MVS are trademarks or registered trademarks of         
     International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other        
     countries, or both.                                                            
                                                                                    

  2. In the file list, select the generated download job.

       Menu  Functions  Utilities  Help                                             
     ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
     EDIT     USERID.ISUTEMP                                 Row 0000001 of 0000001 
     Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> PAGE 
        Name     Prompt          Size    Created           Changed            ID    
     . FTPS3120                   169   2020/03/21   2020/03/21 09:14:19    USERID  
       **End**                                                                                                                             
  3. In the displayed update job, change the job card as needed and submit the job.

       File  Edit  Edit_Settings  Menu  Utilities  Compilers  Test  Help            
     -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     EDIT       ROHMKC.ISUTEMP(FTPS3120) - 01.00                Columns 00001 00072 
     Command ===>                                                  Scroll ===> PAGE 
     ****** ***************************** Top of Data ******************************
     000001 //<JOBID>  JOB (<ACCOUNT>),'<NAME>',                                    
     000002 //             CLASS=<CLASS>,MSGCLASS=<MSGCLASS>,                       
     000003 //             NOTIFY=&SYSUID                                           
     000004 //*                                                                     
     000005 //***         REGION=0M                                                 
     000006 /*JOBPARM L=9999                                                        
     000007 //*MAIN LINES=(9999,W)                                                  
     000008 //* ------------------------------------------------------------------  
     000009 //* Review and update the JOB card as needed and then SUBMIT the job.   
     000010 //*                                                                     
     000011 //* After you END from this EDIT session, the Installation System will  
     000012 //* be terminated. After this job completes successfully, the            
     000013 //* Installation System will be updated and ready to be restarted.      
     000014 //* ------------------------------------------------------------------  
     000015 //*                                                                     
     000016 //* ------------------------------------------------------------------  
     000017 //* The image files that this job will download must not already exist  
     000018 //* at your site.  This step will delete all existing image file(s)     
     000019 //* that the installation system detected.                                                                                         
  4. Exit the edit panel.
    When you exit the edit panel, you also exit the Installation System.

  5. Review the output of the job to see if an update was available, and if so, if the update was successfully processed.
  6. When the job completes successfully, restart the Installation System.

To update the Installation System when using physical media or distributed FTP

Use the following procedure to manually download the Installation System Update (ISU) files and upload them to your z/OS system.

To download the ISU files

  1. Log in to https://epddownload.bmc.com Open link by using valid mainframe credentials. For more details, see File server and certificate information.
  2. Navigate to the bmc > esd > ozi > ga directory. 
  3. In the search field, enter bmco9 and press Enter. The search returns the following files:
    bmco9r-4xxxx-image.bin                                        
    bmco9t-4xxxx-whatsnew.txt    

    Important

    These files will not be available if there are no updates to the Installation System. 

  4. Download the files to your local machine. 

To upload the ISU files to your z/OS system

  1. On your z/OS system, allocate the mainframe files by using the following specifications:
    rec=fb lr=80 blk=6160 cy pri=25 sec=10
  2. Upload the following files to the required location:
    • Binary format:
      Upload the bmco9r-4xxxx-image.bin file to HLQ.TEMP.O9R.IMAGE
    • ASCII format: 
      Upload the bmco9t-4xxxx-whatsnew.txt file to HLQ.BMC.O9R.WHATSNEW.TEXT

  3. On the Installation System Main Menu panel, select Check for Installation System Update.

     BMIPMENU     BMC Software Installation System V4.05.00 - Main Menu              
     Command ===> ________________________________________________________________  
                                                                                    
     Select one of the following actions:                                           
     __  1. Resume Active Project                                                   
         2. Manage Projects                                                         
         3. Apply SMP/E Maintenance                                                 
         4. Maintain Product Passwords                                              
         5. Set Site Wide Default Values                                            
         6. Check for Installation System Update                                    
         7. Information on new features in this release                             
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
     Active Project: MARYTEST - testing for doc                                     
        JCL Library: ROHMKC.ROHMKC.V4050.JCL                                        
                                                                                    
     CICS, DB2, IBM, IMS and MVS are trademarks or registered trademarks of         
     International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other        
     countries, or both.                                                            
                                                                                    

    Important

    If no updates are available, a message is displayed indicating this.

  4. On the BMC Installation System Update panel, select Generate and submit the update job.

    +---------------------------------------------------------------------+
    | An update to the BMC Installation System is now available           |
    |                                                                     |
    | Select one of the following actions:                                |
    | __ 1. Read the What's New file                                      |
    |    2. Generate and submit the update job *                          |
    |    3. Return to the previous menu                                   |
    |                                                                     |
    | * When you exit the generated update job, the Installation System   |
    | will exit. After the update job completes successfully, the updated |
    | Installation System is ready to be used.                            |
    | F1=Help    F3=End    F12=Backup                                     |
    +---------------------------------------------------------------------+
  5. In the displayed update job, change the job card as needed.

    Important

    If your downloaded files use different names, change the applicable data set names in the job accordingly. 


      File  Edit  Edit_Settings  Menu  Utilities  Compilers  Test  Help
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
               USER1.DB2B.SPFTEMP1.CNTL                        Columns 00001 00072
    Command ===> ________________________________________________ Scroll ===> CSR
    ****** ***************************** Top of Data ******************************
    000001 //OZIINSTL  JOB (5214),'<acct>',REGION=0M,NOTIFY=&SYSUID,              
    000002 //    MSGLEVEL=(0,0),CLASS=A                                           
    000003 /*ROUTE PRINT LOCAL                                                    
    000004 //*                                                                    
    000005 //***         REGION=0M                                                
    000006 /*JOBPARM L=9999                                                       
    000007 //*MAIN LINES=(9999,W)                                                 
    000008 //* ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    000009 //* Review and update the JOB card as needed and then SUBMIT the job.  
    000010 //*                                                                    
    000011 //* After you END from this EDIT session, the Installation System will 
    000012 //* be terminated. After this job completes successfully, the           
    000013 //* Installation System will be updated and ready to be restarted.     
    000014 //* ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    000015 //*                                                                    
    000016 //* ------------------------------------------------------------------ 
    000017 //* The image files that this job will download must not already exist 
    000018 //* at your site.  This step will delete all existing image file(s)    
    000019 //* that the installation system detected.                   
  6. Run the updated job.            
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Comments

  1. Hans Mortier

    Hello, I'm trying to update our installation system from V3.11 to the current release 3.14, but I get "no updates available" when selecting option 6 (check for installation system update). Any idea why ?

    Note : I tried to solve this first by opening a case, but I couldn't find "installation system" in the product list.

    Feb 22, 2021 09:27
    1. Dov Kaiser

      Hi, Hans. Thank you for your question. We have forwarded it to the writer who is responsible for this content.

      Feb 22, 2021 09:49
      1. Hans Mortier

        Hello Dov,

        Thanks for your swift reply. In the mean time I've found product "Common Install - z/OS" under which I opened the case (id = 01013998).

        Feb 22, 2021 10:17
  2. Andre Steyn

    How do i get the latest Installation System, via a web browser?

    Nov 03, 2022 03:40
    1. Andre Steyn

      I sorted that, no need to reply

      Nov 03, 2022 03:55
      1. Andre Steyn

        I downloaded the new image

        Nov 03, 2022 03:56
  3. Andre Steyn

    Me again, how do we get maintenance, as we do NOT have Mainframe FTP

    Mar 16, 2023 05:08
    1. Dov Kaiser

      Hi, Andre. Good to hear from you again! I will forward your question to the writer who is responsible for this content.

      Mar 16, 2023 05:13
  4. Noam Datner

    Hello, in the sction "To update the Installation System when using physical media or distributed FTP" , item no.3, I'm suppose to search for "bmco9" but get "no files found". if that changed please update the documanation as well...

    Aug 21, 2023 08:48
  5. Jyoti Birajdar

    Hello, Noam.

    Thank you for your feedback. I have forwarded your query to the development team.

    Regards,

    Jyoti

    Aug 22, 2023 02:02
    1. Jyoti Birajdar

      Hi, Noam Datner .

      I have added a note stating that the files will be available only if there are updates to the Installation System. 

      Regards,

      Jyoti


      Feb 13, 2024 05:39
      1. Noam Datner

        Thank you Jyoti, WOW what a great SLA, only 175 days since I alert on this...

        Feb 13, 2024 06:33
  6. ims group

    Hi We are trying to update through the menu - option 6 But we get authorization error, as the system takes our personal user for the FTP, and we are not aware, where/how we should add the password. Would have expected the 'mainframe'-user setup in the menu? Can you clarify how we can fix it? Brgds Randi

    Dec 11, 2023 07:06
    1. Jyoti Birajdar

      Hello, Randi.

      Thank you for your question. 

      We advise that you contact Customer Support to create a new case on this issue. While creating the case, in the Select Product list, type or select the Common Install – z/OS option.

      Regards,

      Jyoti

      Dec 11, 2023 08:47