Address z/OSMF Requirements

Before you install your
mainframe products using the IBM® z/OSMF Management Facility (z/OSMF), address the installation and security requirements in the following table:
Your systems programmers and security administrators can complete these tasks in parallel.
Apply required maintenance for CA Common Services for z/OS (CCS) Version 15.0 (SO12499)
The CCS PTF installs load module stubs for select IBM products into your installed CCS library
.CAW0CALL. If prompted during installation for the data set name of a load library for an IBM product that you do not have installed, specify your installed
.CAW0CALL data set name.
Systems programmer
Configure z/OSMF as described in the IBM Knowledge Center
z/OS Management Facility Configuration Guide
is your primary source of information about how to install and configure z/OSMF. We also strongly recommend that you review the z/OSMF overview and use the installation checklists that are provided in the IBM Knowledge Center. You can open the IBM documentation in a separate browser tab for reference during installation of your products using z/OSMF Deployments.
Systems programmer, security administrator, domain administrator
Configure z/OSMF security for CA ACF2™ for z/OS, CA Top Secret® for z/OS, or IBM RACF as applicable to authorize users and resources.
Security administrator
Confirm that the installer has read, create, update, and execute privileges in z/OS. Write access is also required to the UNIX System Services (USS) directories that are used for the installation process.
Security administrator
Address the following USS requirements:
  • Create a USS directory to receive the z/OSMF pax file and to perform the unpack steps.
  • Confirm that you have write authority to the USS directories that are used for the z/OSMF pax installation process.
  • Confirm that you have available USS file space.
To download and unpack the pax file, you need free space that is approximately 3.5 times the pax file size in the file system that contains the pax directories. For example, to download and unpack a 14 MB pax file, you need approximately 49 MB of free space in the file system hosting your pax directory. If you do not have sufficient free space, error messages like EZA1490I Error writing to data set or EZA2606W File I/O error 133 can occur.
Systems programmer, security administrator
After these requirements have been addressed, you are ready to acquire a z/OSMF Portable Software Instance or Configure a Software Instance using z/OSMF Workflows.