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HOT TOPICS
ServerPac Installation Using IBM z/OS Management
Facility Streamlines Software Management
The offering is now available as an IBM z/OSMF-consumable Portable Software Instance, leading to a
streamlined and uniform installation experience
o enhance IBM z/OS® usability
and overall user experience,
IBM is collaborating with
other leading industry software
vendors to create a new common,
streamlined software installation
process. In doing so, a simple,
guided experience within IBM z/OS
Management Facility (z/OSMF) will
empower early tenure system programmers to install and maintain
their z/OS stack software, regardless of the software vendor. This
multivendor effort is necessary
to make z/OS platform software
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deploy and service, all leading to a
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in this new common format
for z/OSMF, with the rest of the
IBM z/OS platform product catalog
(including IMS® and IBM Db2®)
planned for the future.

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IBM's ServerPac Enhances
Software Management
IBM's ServerPac offering addresses the challenge of z/OS
complexity. IBM is creating a
common installation strategy
by delivering ServerPac as a
z/OSMF-consumable portable
software instance. An IBM ServerPac

is an entitled software delivery
package consisting of integrated
products and services for which
IBM has already performed the
SMP/E installation steps and some
customization steps. For decades,
the pre-installed products contained in ServerPacs have simpli®ÉÈÃ&Éà %&ÄÄ&! Ã
process but have only
been available as an
IBM deliverable. Now,
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available using z/OSMF
through portable software instance format
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will be able to manage software
consistently and become more productive in a shorter period of time.
This single software installation
method encompasses both SMP/E
and non-SMP/E packaged products
in order to ensure wide applicability to the entire industry's z/OS
software stack. As with the IBM
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Marna Walle works on IBM z/OS installation, upgrade and deployment within the
z/OS development organization in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Lindsay Baer is a content designer for IBM Z® in Poughkeepsie, New York.

How Can I Get ServerPac
Using z/OSMF?
The choice to obtain this z/OSMF
software management-consumable
is made during the ordering process on IBM Shopz
(ibm.co/2LMlQW5), the same way
it has traditionally been done for
CustomPac (the
ISPF-consumable).
Once you select your
desired products,
continue through the
ordering process until
you're prompted to
choose a method to install your package. To proceed with
this new packaging format, select
"z/OSMF SW Management" from
the drop-down menu.

Why Should I Choose
ServerPac Using z/OSMF?
You may be wondering if it's easier
to just stick with the traditional method (even if you know it's
not perfect), but there are many
reasons to choose ServerPac
installation using z/OSMF:
1.

A consistent format between
vendors makes "unique install
skills" less necessary.
Not only is the consistent
format easier to install, but it
also provides guidance through
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experienced installers can
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