The TAA Productivity Tools suite is installed by running its install program from a virtual or real optical drive. Real optical drives are becoming more scarce as IBM's Power systems evolve. Moreover, many systems are housed in data centers where a real optical drive is not accessible even if it exists. For these reasons most users will install the tools from a virtual optical drive. The procedure for doing so is described here.
There are several steps. Each is described in detail on its own page. If you are installing from a real optical drive then you can skip right to step 4 since the first three steps describe downloading and setting up for virtual optical.
Virtual optical installation makes use of a CD image file. This file contains the programs and data needed for an install in a format that can be interpreted by the IBM i image catalog support that is in the base operating system.
When you click on the link from the download page a CD image file of the form
is downloaded to your downloads directory.
Do not open the file on your workstation; the file is meant to be uploaded to your IBM i system in binary form.
To perform the install, work through the following four steps.