Getting Started

Getting Started

SSA-NAME3 Service Group Installation Overview

SSA-NAME3 Service Group Installation Overview

This section provides information on the Service Group Installation.

How SSA-NAME3 is Delivered

All users who are either licensing or evaluating SSA-NAME3 Service Groups should receive the SSANAME3 Extension for 1.8 Users CD and Documentation Set. (As stated before, MVS users can choose not to use the CD, however, it contains other information such as the electronic documentation, on-line Help and Sample Applications which are quite often useful).
If you will be using SSA-NAME3 on a target platform that could not be packaged on to the CD, you should also receive other media, such as a magnetic or DAT cartridge or tape, containing the Development Environment for that platform.

Choices to be Made Before SSA-NAME3 Installation

Before performing the Installation, you should decide which country’s Definition files you will need. You should install all countries that you may need to use SSA-NAME3 for. In most cases only one country will be required.
If you have chosen more than one country to install, you should also keep in mind one of those countries to use to test the installation and to build the prototype application around.
MVS users need to decide whether they will use the system for customization or not.

Installation Sequence

It is a good idea to install the target software first (e.g. Unix, MVS). This is because, once you start performing the Generation work on the system, there needs to be somewhere to transfer the Service Group Data File to, and this will be the target platform area where SSA-NAME3 was installed.
After installing the target software, next proceed with the following installation.
The Installation processes themselves are documented in detail in the
SSA-NAME3 (Extn) INSTALLATION GUIDE
.
Once the installation has been completed, what you will have available is a callable SSA-NAME3 Service Group module or library built from the Fast-start country definition files and ready to be used by application programs. This Service Group module should be on the platform where your application will execute.