zPDT Guide and Reference System z Personal Development Tool

An IBM Redbooks publication


This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides both introductory information and technical details for the IBM System z® Personal Development Tool (zPDT®), which produces a small System z environment suitable for application development. zPDT itself is a PC Linux application. When zPDT is installed on Linux, normal System z operating systems (such as IBM z/OS®) can be run on it. zPDT provides the basic System z architecture and provides emulated IBM 3390 disk drives, IBM 3270 interfaces, Open Systems Adapter (OSA) interfaces, and so on.

This book combines four earlier books into one. The primary reason for merging previous versions into one book is to provide zPDT documentation that is easier to read or search onscreen.

The systems described in this book are complex, with elements of Linux (for the underlying PC machine), IBM z/Architecture® (for the core zPDT elements), System z I/O functions (for emulated I/O devices), z/OS (the most common System z operating system), and various applications and subsystems under z/OS. It is based on the assumption that the reader is familiar with general concepts and terminology of System z hardware and software elements and with basic PC Linux characteristics.

This book provides the primary documentation for zPDT.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to zPDT
Part 1. Specifications
Chapter 2. Terminology, functions, releases, and content
Part 2. Device map reference
Chapter 3. Device maps
Chapter 4. zPDT commands
Part 3. Installation
Chapter 5. zPDT installation
Chapter 6. ADCD installation
Part 4. More zPDT installation and operation tips
Chapter 7. LANs
Chapter 8. License server
Chapter 9. Other System z operating systems
Chapter 10. Multiple zPDT instances
Chapter 11. The awscmd command
Chapter 12. Minor IBM z/OS notes
Chapter 13. Minor zPDT notes
Chapter 14. Tape drives and tapes
Chapter 15. DASD volume migration
Chapter 16. Channel-to-channel functions
Chapter 17. Using cryptography
Chapter 18. Virtualization
Chapter 19. Problem handling
Part 5. IBM Parallel Sysplex
Chapter 20. Overview
Chapter 21. Starter system
Chapter 22. Building the starter system
Appendix A. FAQ
Appendix B. ADCD for IBM z/OS 2.1 notes
Appendix C. Rational Development and Test Environment for System z


Publish Date
07 August 2014

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