The VTS Agent may be initiated either as a batch job, by submission of the start-up JCL, or as an MVS Started Task (STC). The STC could be included in the IPL or daily start-up procedures for your installation. The VTS Agent must be run from an authorized library. In the startup JCL shown in Figure 27, the TBOPT data set is of special importance.

The tableBASE Program Call Server must be initialized before starting a VTS-TSR. See Initialization of the Program Call Server.