This document describes the steps for installing Natural Connection (product code NTC) on z/OS.
For information on the features and functions provided by Natural Connection, see the Natural Connection documentation.
When used in this document, the notation
vr represents the relevant product
version (see also Version in the
A supported version of the following product must be installed before you can install Natural Connection:
See the Installation section in the Entire Connection documentation.
See also General Prerequisites and System Support in the section Overview of the Installation Process.
The installation medium contains the following data set required for product installation:
|Data Set Name||Contents|
Copy the data set into your environment as described in Copying Data Sets to a z/OS Disk in the section Installing Natural.
Sample installation jobs are contained in the
NATvrs.JOBS data set
and are prefixed with the product code. The data set is provided on the
installation medium supplied for base Natural.
Be sure to read Installation Process and Major Natural Features before you start the installation procedure.
(Jobs I060, I080)
Adapt the Natural parameter module:
NTPRINT (7),AM=PC NTWORK (7),AM=PC
Specify the profile parameter
The parameters and the macro are described in the Parameter Reference documentation.
Assemble and link the Natural parameter module.
Adapt the link steps for online Natural:
Add the following
and the corresponding DD statement to the link instructions for the linkage
Relink your nucleus as described in Link the Nucleus in Installing Natural.
You can verify the successful installation of Natural Connection by following the instructions below:
Invoke Entire Connection on the PC and start the terminal emulation.
Use the terminal emulation to invoke Natural on the mainframe.
Enter the terminal command
activate the PC connection.
Use the Natural Object Handler (described in the Utilities documentation) to download Natural objects to the PC. For information on transferring Natural objects, see also Data Transfer in the section Terminal Emulation in the Entire Connection documentation.
Verify that the downloaded objects are now on your PC.