IBM offers several delivery vehicles for OS/390 to save customers time
and effort in installing and maintaining system related products, including
ISV products such as IOF. Check the
IBM CustomPac web page for a full description of CustomPac offerings.
SystemPac is perhaps the most comprehensive of the CustomPac offerings.
Click on "Deliverables" from the CustomPac web page,
then select "SystemPac"
for IBM's description of the the product. Note that both IBM and
ISV (Independent Software Vendor) products can be ordered in a single
installation package. IOF is now included as an ISV selectable product.
SystemPac is offered by IBM for a single fixed fee. Selecting
IOF or other ISV products does not increase this fee.
IOF on SystemPac
We are excited that IOF customers and trial customers can now request that IOF
be included in their SystemPac order. IBM will generate and
install a running version of IOF. IOF will be useable as soon as
the new SystemPac system is loaded.
The SystemPac delivered version will be generated with a generic set
of IOF options. These options:
The default set of options are sufficient for initial system testing.
Customer SystemPac installers are able to use IOF as soon as the new system
is IPLed. This ability is quite significant because IOF is
an essential system tool required
to complete customization and installation
of the new SystemPac system.
Permit access to all IOF functions to "operator" users
Permit other users access only the the jobs they own
Provide a temporary IOF authorization password
Use SVC 235 as the IOF SVC
Ordering IOF on SystemPac
To order IOF on SystemPac, first go to the
CustomPac website. From
this site, select your "country", then go to "ordering information".
This will give you the phone number for IBM Sales in that country.
Contact (or have your IBM rep contact) IBM sales. The salesperson
will go through the shopping list (which will contain ISV and IBM products)
When you select IOF to be installed, IBM will contact us to verify that
you are an authorized customer or trial customer. Trial customers
should contact IOF sales for their country before
ordering IOF on SystemPac from IBM.
The final list of IBM and ISV products will be custom configured
While the default IOF options are adequate for initial system testing,
most customers will require that local options be applied before it can
be used in a production system. The easiest and quickest way to apply
local options is to download the latest version of IOF from this web page and
re-install the new MPI file. SystemPac ships level zero (IOFT8C0) of IOF..
You can install a level 1 (IOFT8C1) from your previous version of IOF and
run it in parallel with the shipped level 0. Level 1 will have your
installation options applied.
The SystemPac delivery vehicle for OS/390 systems and associated IBM and
ISV products now offers IOF as a selectable option. IOF is
delivered in a fully operational state with default options applied. .
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