Nearly a year ago I posted a blog entry on tape-less initial installation, which is possible with z/VSE 5.2. The blog entry is here.
In between we also had a Live Virtual Class (LVC) on that topic. You can download the presentation and playback from here.
Tape-less initial installation is only possible on ECKD devices
I am currently looking into a requirement for tape-less installation on FBA-SCSI devices. The requirement is here.
You need to log-in with your IBM id to view this requirement. You may vote on it.
Just a few days ago I wanted your feedback, if you still require to order z/VSE on tape.
If you just order z/VSE on tape or electronically, that may require a tape-less installation too. That blog entry is here.
What else would you need to do an initial installation of your z/VSE environment from DVD or an installation image ?
Can we assume, that you have a TCP/IP stack licensed for z/VSE (TCP/IP for VSE or IPv6/VSE) ?
Or do you still just connect your z/VSE via SNA ?
Many Shopz orders are electronically. How do you install your z/VSE system ? Do you create tapes for installation ?
What are your experiences with tape-less installation ?
Please comment on this blog entry or send your feedback to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I am looking forward to your feedback.
Have a good weekend.