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The Installation System is used for most BMC components, products, solutions, and families that run on the mainframe platform (see the list of supported products). Use the Installation System to download, install, configure, and maintain these products.

The following graphic summarizes the installation process. (Click here to use the interactive version of the graphic.)

 For an overview of the Installation System, view the Quick Course BMC Installation System - Installation System Overview.

There are several ways to obtain (download) the Installation System and subsequently the products. Select the method that is best for you and click the link.

  • Direct file transfer
    In this method (recommended method with FTP or SFTP service available on mainframe), you use File Transfer Protocol (FTP), Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), or File Transfer Protocol Secure (FTPS) to transfer the image directly to your mainframe. Use this one of these sample JCL files for this method: FTP JCL, SFTP JCL, or FTPS JCL.
  • Distributed file transfer
    You use the distributed file transfer method once to transfer the image to your workstation and again to transfer the image to your mainframe. This method is useful when you cannot use the direct file transfer method to transfer files directly to your mainframe from an external site. Use these sample files (download and upload) for this method.
  • Web browser
    You use a web browser to copy the image to your workstation, and then you
    upload the image to your mainframe. This method is used when you cannot use FTP.
  • Physical media
    You obtain the image from physical media and then upload the image to your mainframe. This method is used when you cannot download files from an external site.

For detailed information, see the Installation System documentation.

Upgrade Assistance

  • The BMC Assisted Migration Offering (AMIGO) program is designed to assist customers with the planning of product upgrades to a newer version – “Success through proper planning”.
  • Explore AMIGO Program ›