This document describes the prerequisites that apply when you install a Natural Development Server (product code NDV) on a mainframe computer.
The following topics are covered:
The currently applicable version of Natural for Mainframes must be installed; refer to Empower at https://empower.softwareag.com/.
Any user-written exits not written in Natural and used within a Natural Development Server environment must be reentrant and thread-safe (capable to run in a multi-tasking environment).
If you are using Predict and you have to migrate to a Predict version specified under Natural and Other Software AG Products in the current Natural Release Notes for Mainframes, you are strongly recommended to migrate to the newer Predict version before you install the Natural Development Server.
If you do not migrate to a Predict version specified under Natural and Other Software AG Products in the current Natural Release Notes for Mainframes before starting the Natural Development Server installation, you will have to define a new Natural system file
FNAT and a new Development Server File
FDIC). The current version of Natural for Mainframes and the
desired additional products must have been loaded on the Natural system file
FNAT before you start the installation of the Natural Development
To use other Software AG products in conjunction with the Natural Development Server, refer to the section Software AG Product Versions Required with Natural in the current Natural Release Notes for Mainframes for the required version.
The Software AG Editor must be installed. You are recommended to
set the size of the editor buffer pool to 1024 KB ; see
Configuring the Natural Development Server, SMARTS
If you are using System Maintenance Aid (SMA), the necessary
modules are linked when the SMA parameter
If you are installing without SMA, see Installation for BS2000, Installing Software AG Editor.
The prerequisites for the operation of a remote development client must be fulfilled in addition. Natural for Windows or NaturalONE must have been installed on the PC client. For information on the applicable version of Natural for Windows, refer to Empower at https://empower.softwareag.com/.
Natural Development Server Version 8.2 supports Natural for Mainframes Version 8.2 in conjunction with Natural for Windows Version 8.3 or NaturalONE Version 8.3. Earlier versions are not supported.
For information about plug-ins and add-on products available, refer to Empower at https://empower.softwareag.com/ and the section Natural and Other Software AG Products in the current Natural Release Notes for Mainframes.
In addition to the general prerequisites described above, the following operating-system-specific prerequisites apply:
BS2000 must have been installed on the server mainframe.
Version as specified under Operating/Teleprocessing Systems Required in the current Natural Release Notes for Mainframes.
SMARTS must be installed (product code APS).
The Natural Com-plete/SMARTS Interface must be installed (product code NCF).