The Information Management Software for z/OS® Solutions Information Center is available as an installable information center for Microsoft Windows XP and Windows 7 systems. The locally installed version of the information center offers robust search and print functions.
The installable information center includes the same content as the online information center, and it can run without access to the Internet. The installable information center provides the flexibility to install documentation for only those products that you are interested in, including multiple versions of DB2® for z/OS, IMS™, DB2 and IMS Tools, DB2 QMF™, InfoSphere® Warehouse, and more. An update mechanism helps ensure that the documentation is always current.
With the installable information center, you can run a local information center or an information center server. If you run the local information center, the documentation can be viewed only on the machine that it is installed on. Running the information center as a server enables others on your local network to view the documentation in a web browser without installing the information center on their local machines.
The installable information center requires the following components:
- Information center framework
- Information collections for individual products
To obtain the installable information center framework, download it from this IBM website: https://www.ibm.com/services/forms/preLogin.do?source=swg-insinfozOS. (You must have an IBM.com ID to access this site.) Then follow the installation instructions that are provided with the downloaded framework.
To obtain information collections, use the Update wizard of the installable information center. For details, see the "Adding and updating information collections" topic in the installable information center. Information collections also came on a CD when you ordered DB2 for z/OS or IMS; however, use the Update wizard to get to the most current product documentation.
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