The Rational team Concert infocenter is a bit of a daunting place for a z/OS System Programmer. They are used to separate guides, either written on paper or possibly chiseled out of stone tablets, I should know I was one. Installation Guild, Configuration Guide, User Guide, User Reference are all the norm for z/OS products. Rational Team Concert (RTC) is just part of the bigger Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM) picture, so as such the infocenter covers a lot of information, much of which the z/OS system programmer does not care too much about when installing the RTC z/OS bits and pieces.
The purpose of this blog entry is to provide the z/OS system programmer with the links to the stuff that is really really relevant so they don't spend all their time navigating through the web content looking for the relevant information that they require to perform an install of the RTC z/OS bits. We will be using the 4.0.3 infocenter as a reference point.
The first thing to note is all the install information is in the section on Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management, and not in the section on Rational Team Concert. Once you open the documentation tree for Rational Solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management you will see a section on installing. This is where all the relevant pieces you will need are contained.
So the first thing you need to check is the hardware and software prerequisites. The image below where you need to navigate to for this information. Click on the Hardware and software requirements link to display the page, and then click on System requirements link.
For version 4.0.3 this will take you to https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Deployment/CLMSystemRequirements403, however this will be a different link for each version. Pay close attention to the following topics:
- Java run-time versions supported on z/OS
- RTC ISPF Client and ISPF Gateway section
The next place to go is the z/OS system programmers checklist:
For version 4.0.3 the infocenter link to this is https://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/clmhelp/v4r0m3/index.jsp?re=1&topic=/com.ibm.jazz.install.doc/topics/t_checklist_zos.html&scope=null and contains all the links for what a z/OS systems programmer in a checklist format. Pay particular attention to the Installation information for z/OS systems programmers, as this contains things like parmlib changes. You don't have to perform all the steps in the checklist, just the ones that are relevant for your install.