SMP/E Requirements for V12 Z/OS Agents
In our documentation for installation of the z/OS Agent, the first part is a bit misleading so I wanted to provide some clarification. Just under the "Requirements" section, it has the following information:
As of v12 you have to use the SMP/E by IBM in order to install and maintain the z/OS agent, the CallAPI, the External Job Monitor and the Event Monitor.
The AE's z/OS agent as of v12 is delivered in the Sysmod format.
This wording is a bit misleading. You can install the Agent as described in the documentation, but this particular remark was added to note that it is now possible to use the IBM SMP/E, but this is not a requirement. The wording will be updated to reflect this, but I wanted to get this information out beforehand to hopefully avoid any additional confusion.