Starting with the IMS Enterprise Suite V2.2, SOAP Gateway installation on the z/OS platform requires the use of IBM Installation Manager for z/OS. In addition, a three-part installation architecture is introduced to enhance the server’s security and the ability to add more disk space without interrupting server operations when demands for web services increase. This installation architecture and the installation process is generally the same in IMS Enterprise Suite V3.1.
If you are new to SOAP Gateway, you can watch the IMS Enterprise Suite V2.2 SOAP Gateway installation on z/OS video series to get acquainted with the general process. The video series is available on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiOZKtyXJ8c&feature=plcp&list=PLeVzecbkl8Bwu9R-JV_Z-GokxgZD1_VSs
The following sections describe what the videos cover and point out the differences between V2.2 and V3.1 installation steps.
Video 1: IMS Enterprise Suite V2.2 SOAP Gateway: Installation using IBM Installation Manager for z/OS
This video covers:
An overview of the three-part installation architecture and its benefits
What IBM Installation Manager for z/OS is
Why you should use it to install SOAP Gateway
How the installation process generally works
You can download the video transcript here: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/files/app/person/270002MTAW/file/e0a1074b-5683-42bb-9ba3-fdbe374d7974
The same installation architecture applies to V3.1 SOAP Gateway. Your can find the information describing these concepts and general in the following topics in the documentation:
Installation process and general concepts: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/topic/com.ibm.ims.soap31.doc/sgw_installprocessconcept.htm
Driving systems versus target systems for z/OS: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/topic/com.ibm.ims.soap31.doc/sgw_drivingvstarget.htm
Configuration and setup planning:
Video 2: IMS Enterprise Suite V2.2 SOAP Gateway installation series, Part II: Installing IBM Installation Manager for z/OS
This video demonstrates how to install IBM Installation Manager for z/OS, which is required before you can install SOAP Gateway. The same version of IBM Installation Manager for z/OS is included IMS Enterprise Suite V3.1, so the installation process described in this video is the same for V3.1.
You can download the video transcript here:
Video 3: IMS Enterprise Suite V2.2 SOAP Gateway installation series, Part III: Installing SOAP Gateway
This video demonstrates how to install SOAP Gateway using IBM Installation Manager. This general process applies to IMS Enterprise Suite 3.1, although the actual FMIDs and the provided sample JCLs for installation and configuration are somewhat different between Version 3.1 and Version2.2.
For IMS Enterprise Suite 3.1, several of the sample installation jobs have changed. While you can watch the video to get a general idea of the steps involved, ensure that you follow the steps described in the following topics in the SOAP Gateway documentation instead:
Installing SOAP Gateway by using IBM Installation Manager: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/topic/com.ibm.ims.soap31.doc/sgw_install_z_soap31.htm
Configuring SOAP Gateway: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/topic/com.ibm.ims.soap31.doc/sgw_config_z.htm
For an overall installation roadmap that covers different installation scenarios and other potential configuration steps, see the Installing SOAP Gateway on z/OS topic here: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/dzichelp/v2r2/topic/com.ibm.ims.soap31.doc/sgw_install_z31.htm