Who might use this document

This book is for system programmers and system administrators who plan for, customize, and maintain Z Data Tools.

It is also relevant to users who carry out diagnostic tasks on this product.

To use this book, you need to be familiar with the z/OS® operating system, the publications that describe your system, and job control language (JCL) or exec processing.

Experienced installers

If you are experienced in installing products with SMP/E, see the following fast path sections in the Z Data Tools Program Directory:

  1. “Installation Requirements and Considerations”; see sub-section “DASD Storage Requirements”
  2. “Installation Instructions”; follow each instruction as described in the Program Directory.

Other documentation that you might need

For the installation of Z Data Tools, and the Db2®, IMS™, and CICS® components, you will need to refer to the Z Data Tools Program Directory.

You may also need to refer to the Z Data Tools User’s Guide and Reference, the Z Data Tools User’s Guide and Reference for Db2 Data, the Z Data Tools User’s Guide and Reference for IMS Data, or the Z Data Tools User’s Guide and Reference for CICS.