z/OS Agent

Software

Requirement

Supported values

z/OS version

z/OS V2R2 and above

Java version

Java 8 64-bit SR6 FP25 and up with JZOS setup complete

The 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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