Managing resources with Download for z/OS

When you use the MVS Download Receiver function in InfoPrint Manager with AFP Download Plus for z/OS, all print resources must be installed on the Windows system where the InfoPrint Manager server is located in. You can manage these resources in one of these ways:

  • Download these resources to InfoPrint Manager through a standard file transfer protocol (FTP) in binary format. This method works best when resources do not change often.
  • Use the Network File System (NFS) mount command to make OS/390 systems containing resources accessible to the Windows server that InfoPrint Manager is running on. Because this solution can cause a great deal of network traffic, you should be careful when choosing this solution if your resources change frequently.
  • Use Download for z/OS to submit a resource instead of a print job and send it to all print resource libraries defined on your InfoPrint Manager server. This method requires you to customize your MVS Download Receiver exits and configuration.

When you use the MVS Download Receiver function in InfoPrint Manager with AFP Download Plus for z/OS, the resources for the print jobs are normally sent with the print job as inline resources used for that job and the resources do not need to be installed on the InfoPrint Manager server. However, if AFP Download Plus is configured to not send all resources as inline resources, then the resources that are not sent inline must be installed on and be managed by the InfoPrint Manager server.

For more information about these methods, see Setting up to use MVS Download in the InfoPrint Manager for Windows: Procedures, or in the RICOH Software Information Center at https://help.ricohsoftware.com/swinfocenter .