IBM ISV ZPDT Guide and Reference

A draft IBM Redbooks publication


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IBM Form #: SG24-8205-06

Authors: Bill Ogden

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

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

    This book provides the primary documentation for ISV zPDT® and corresponds to zPDT V1 R11, commonly known as GA11.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. More detailed ISV zPDT concepts

    Chapter 3. Devmaps for ISV zPDT

    Chapter 4. ISV zPDT commands

    Chapter 5. ISV zPDT installation

    Chapter 6. ADCD installation

    Chapter 7. LANs

    Chapter 8. ISV zPDT licenses

    Chapter 9. Other IBM Z Operating Systems

    Chapter 10. Multiple instances and guests

    Chapter 11. The awscmd device manager

    Chapter 12. Minor z/OS notes

    Chapter 13. Additional ISV zPDT notes

    Chapter 14. Tape drives and tapes

    Chapter 15. DASD volume migration

    Chapter 16. Channel-to-channel

    Chapter 17. Cryptographic usage

    Chapter 18. Problem handling

    Appendix A. FAQ

    Appendix B. Non-QDIO OSA

    Appendix C. Generation 2 tokens and licenses

    Appendix D. IBM ZD&T notes

    Appendix E. Secure x3270 connection


    Special Notices

    The material included in this document is in DRAFT form and is provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind. IBM is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the material, and may update the document at any time. The final, published document may not include any, or all, of the material included herein. Client assumes all risks associated with Client's use of this document.