BMC AMI DevOps for Change Manager for IMS TM

BMC AMI DevOps for Change Manager for IMS TM

Jenkins Plugin

Table of contents

  1. Requirements
  2. Overview
  3. Authenticating the SSL Certificate
  4. Screenshots
  5. Job Logs
  6. Required information for diagnosing problems


Required software Version
Jenkins 2.346.2
BMC AMI Change Manager for IMS TM 3.0


BMC AMI DevOps for Change Manager for IMS TM plugin can be invoked as a Jenkins job's build step. It allows assimilation of BMC AMI Change Manager for IMS TM capabilities in Dev/Ops processes. It takes advantage of BMC AMI Change Manager for IMS TM functionality to dynamically activate changes to IMS objects.

BMC build step

It provides the following capabilities:

  • Creating and Editing DELTA Lists.
  • Checking a DELTA List against the IMS control region without implementing the changes. The Check function verifies the elements you have inserted or changed on the DELTA List.
  • Executing a DELTA List implements the DELTA List on the IMS control region and logs all of the changes it makes.

The plugin uses z/OSMF REST API to submit the following jobs to run on z/OS.

  • DLPBTSCT - Utility that is used to check or execute DELTA List in batch. BMCXLINK task is not required.
  • DLPYLIST - Sample user exit to create DELTA List records in batch using control cards.


  • Notice that the values for the different keywords are not explicitly displayed in the generated JCL. Instead placeholders (which are marked with ${}) are used. The placeholders are being internally resolved into variables by Jenkins during the build process. Therefore, it’s not recommended to modify the JCL, but it’s possible.

  • Script Security Plugin is used, thus an administrator will have to approve the scripts. Otherwise a security exception is thrown: ERROR: Failed to evaluate groovy script. org.jenkinsci.plugins.scriptsecurity.scripts.UnapprovedUsageException: script not yet approved for use

    An administrator will have to approve via Manage Jenkins -> In-process Script Approval

 In-process Script Approval  Script Approval

Authenticating the SSL Certificate

  1. Distribute the z/OS certificate to the appropriate workstation, and import it into Java KeyStore using keytool.
  2. Issue the following command from the command line:
keytool -import -alias <alias_name> -keystore <keystore_name > -file <file_name>


  • alias_name - alias name of the entry to process
  • keystore_name - the location of the cacerts file , By default it is in jre/lib/security/cacerts
  • file_name- file.cer You will be asked for password (which is by default : changeit). Enter the password. Restart your Java Virtual Machine or your computer.


BMC DLP Plugin

For details of the dialog box fields, click the question mark icon next to each field.

Job Logs

The contents of the Change Manager for IMS TM job spool files are available in Jenkins job workspace under the respective build number folder.

DLP job logs

Required information for diagnosing problems

  1. Identify plugin version: Jenkins->Manage Jenkins->Manage Plugins->Installed BMC plugin version
  2. Jenkins Job logs
    • Navigate to C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Jenkins.jenkins
    • Select jobs directory
    • Select the relevant job
    • Select builds directory
    • Select the relevant build number
    • log
  3. System log: Jenkins->Manage Jenkins->System Log
  4. config.xml in C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Local\Jenkins.jenkins\jobs\job_name