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Documentation

Documentation for the Installation System is available in several typesformats, and locations.

For complete information about using the Installation System, see the Installation System documentation.

Types of documentation

  • Online panel text briefly describes the panel’s purpose and what to do with the panel.
  • Online Help provides more detail about the panel’s purpose, describes each field, and explains the available commands.
  • The Installation System reference documentation contains detailed information for using the Installation System.
  • Quick Course videos explain particular features of the Installation System.
  • Release notes describe what is new in each release of the Installation System and describe outstanding issues.
  • Technical bulletins and flashes describe problems, fixes, or changes that are identified between releases.

Documentation formats

Documentation is provided in the following formats:

Item Formats
Installation System reference documentation PDF
BMC Online Technical Documentation portal
Quick Course videos Streaming videos
Release Notes PDF
BMC Online Technical Documentation portal
Technical bulletins and flashes PDF
BMC Online Technical Documentation portal

Documentation locations

You can find documentation in the following locations:

Location Content
A - Z Supported Product List

A list of all BMC products and solutions

When you select a product and a version, the corresponding page contains:

  • A link to the BMC Online Technical Documentation portal
  • PDFs of documents (books, release notes, technical bulletins, and flashes) for that version of the product

The “A-Z Supported Product List” is password protected.

BMC Online Technical Documentation portal

Web-based information that contains the following documentation for most products installed by the Installation System:

  • Usage information
  • Installation and customization information
  • Messages
  • PDFs
  • Quick Courses

The portal is open for the documentation for BMC MainView products, most BMC products for the IBM® DB2® environment, and most BMC products for the IBM IMS™ environment.

The documentation portal is password protected for the following documentation:

  • All Cost Optimization products' documentation
  • All notices (release notes, technical bulletins, and flashes
Demonstrations A-Z

A list of Quick Courses alphabetized by product name

This list of Quick Courses is not password protected and does not contain Quick Courses that include proprietary information. The Quick Course Library on the BMC Documentation Center contains links to all Quick Courses.

BMC Software Mainframe

A YouTube channel for Quick Courses

These Quick Courses are not password protected and do not contain Quick Courses that include proprietary information. The Quick Course Library on the BMC Documentation Center contains links to all Quick Courses.