Checklist for installing the Engineering Lifecycle Management on z/OS systems

Installations of the IBM® Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) on z/OS® can be a hybrid of applications installed on z/OS and other systems. If you are planning to install Jazz™ Team Server or other ELM products on a z/OS system, use this checklist as a guide to complete the required steps for the applications you plan to install.

Before you begin

Review the system requirements in Hardware and software requirements.


Complete these general installation tasks:

  1. Use SMP/E to install the required components.
  2. Review the additional considerations for system programmers.
  3. Set up the JZOS batch launcher.
  4. Review the security considerations for ELM products on z/OS.

Complete these installation tasks, which are specific to installing Jazz Team Server and the ELM applications on z/OS:

  1. Tailor and run BLZCP* sample jobs to create and customize additional directories.

    If you are running WebSphere Liberty Profile on z/OS, tailor and run BLZCPWLP.

  2. If you are creating a DB2® database on z/OS, set up Db2 (general Db2 information).
    1. Create high-level Db2 objects.
    2. Tailor the file for Db2 for z/OS.
    3. Run BLZCREDB to create Db2 for z/OS tables.
  3. Run Jazz Team Server and the ELM applications on one of the following application servers: Run Jazz Team Server and the ELM applications on WebSphere® for z/OS or WebSphere Liberty profile on z/OS.

If you are installing the Build System Toolkit on z/OS, including the ISPF client, context-aware search, and the SCM command line, complete these tasks:

  1. Tailor and run BLZCPBTK.
  2. If you are running Enterprise Extensions builds, promotions, or deployments, configure the ISPF gateway. The Enterprise Extensions builds, promotions, and deployments depend on the installation and configuration of the Rational® Build Agent, as described later in this section.

After you install the Build System Toolkit, you can set up an ISPF client, the Jazz Build Engine, the IBM Developer for z Systems® integration feature, the context-aware search engine, and the Rational Build Agent. For instructions, see the following sections.

  1. If you plan to use the ISPF client, complete these steps:
    1. Set up ISPF client security.
    2. Define the ISPF client daemon-started tasks.
    3. Configure the ISPF client daemon.
    4. Start the ISPF client daemon.
    5. Start the ISPF client.
  2. If you plan to use Jazz Build Engine on z/OS, set up the engine.
  3. If you plan to use the IBM Developer for z Systems integration feature, configure the integration feature.
  4. If you plan to use the context-aware search engine on z/OS, configure the search engine.
  5. If you plan to run builds, promotions, or deployments on z/OS with the Rational Build Agent, complete these tasks:
    1. Tailor and run BLZCPBFA.
    2. If you are using a port other than 5555, modify the bfagent.conf file.
    3. If you are using Ant with Enterprise Extensions, complete these tasks:
      1. Modify the file.
      2. Create a password file by using the sample BLZBPASS job.
    4. Start the Rational Build Agent as a started task, inetd task, or shell command.
  6. After you install the Rational Build Agent, if you plan to run JCL-based builds and need to install a new Job Monitor, set up the Rational Build Agent and Job Monitor.

What to do next

After your installation and configuration is complete on your z/OS system, complete the following tasks:
  1. Optional: Review tips for installing and setting up ELM products on z/OS.
  2. Optional: Review deployment and installation considerations for components installed on other systems.
  3. Install an Engineering Workflow Management client and other optional components.
  4. Consider running the IBM Engineering Workflow Management (EWM) Installation verification process (IVP) for z/OS.

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