z/OS Agent

Software

Requirement
Supported values
z/OS version
z/OS V2R1 and above
Java version
Java 8 64-bit SR5 FP16 and up with JZOS setup complete
Latest Java for z/OS can be downloaded from IBM's website here: https://developer.ibm.com/javasdk/support/zos/#v8
Maintenance level
IBM APAR OA52913 - Required for archive using SMS attributes
IBM APAR OA58743 - Optional, to fix possible S878 agent abends
IBM APAR OA58113 - For DFDSS restore of extended format data sets
IBM APAR OA61175 - For DFDSS when working with encrypted data sets

Hardware

Requirement
Supported values
Memory
1GB per LPAR
DASD space
Minimum 200 cylinders for a Model9 ZFS allocation

Security

Requirement
Supported values
Permissions of user running installation process
OMVS SEGMENT defined

Network

Requirement
Supported values
TCP/IP MTU size
Minimum 1492. Use the NETSTAT GATE command to check the defined MTU size, it is noted in column “pkt sz” of the “default” line
Firewall
If any z/OS based firewall solution is in effect (such as PAGENT), make sure to allow the agent's communication
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