You can order one subsystem (NCP, DB2, CICS, or IMS) in your SubSystemPac order. You can choose your SMP/E environment (global, target, dlib and SMP/E data-sets) to separate the subsystem from your MVS SREL products. This separation capability allows for ease of future portability and maintenance.
IBM retrieves all necessary toleration/coexistence PTF(s) and their pre-req/co-req chain of PTFs, based on the shipped Consolidated Software Inventory of your system, and ships them to you in a package with installation JCL (available in UK, Germany and France).
SubsystemPacs are available in copy-by-dataset (IEBCOPY) format or in DFSMSdss logical dump format. This new option allows you to restore your subsystem order's data sets to volumes you choose. You must license one of the optional features of z/OS that includes DFSMSdss to use the new option. SubsystemPac in DFSMSdss format is similar to SystemPac Full Volume Dump, and does not require the CustomPac Installation Dialog for it to be installed. Subsystem installation time reduction is expected with this option. If you prefer to use the CustomPac Installation Dialog, then you should order a Copy- by-Dataset SubsystemPac.
SubsystemPacs can come in two ways. You have the option to specify tape media for your delivery or you can get your package delivered over the internet where you will get an email notification with instructions on how to download and receive your order.