Starting an installation
This section describes how to start the Installation System, how to define site-wide defaults, and how to create or select a project.
Before you begin
Review the following information before installing any products:
Ensure you are running the most current version of the Installation System.
To determine the most current version number, see the most recent Installation System release notes on any product page from the A-Z Supported Product List on Support Central. To determine the version number of your current Installation System, see the title line on the Installation System Main Menu.
Check for and apply maintenance to the Installation System. For more information, see Updating the Installation System.
BMC recommends that you do not install BMC products in zones that contain products that were distributed or manufactured by other vendors. Naming conventions between vendors is not guaranteed, so library separation will avoid potential conflicts.
For example, if you install MainView AutoOPERATOR in the same libraries as IBM products, name conflicts can occur with elements WTO and SUB.
If you install a MainView product into a library that contains the MainView AutoOPERATOR or BMC Impact Integration for z/OS product, the installation automatically upgrades the MainView AutoOPERATOR and BMC Impact Integration for z/OS FMID BBOIMxx and ZMAOxxM. Therefore, you must always upgrade MainView AutoOPERATOR and BMC Impact Integration for z/OS to the latest versions when installing MainView products into the existing library.
BMC products have common components. When installing multiple BMC products into your SMP/E environment, you should install them into one set of target and distribution libraries. SMP/E can then control the relationships among the components. Future products (and enhancements to existing products) might also share components that were distributed previously.
Flow for starting an installation
The following figure depicts the flow for starting an installation.
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