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What is IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11 and How to Use It?

What is IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11 and How to Use It?

IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11 is a special distribution of z/OS that was created for application developers who want to test their software on a realistic mainframe environment. ADCD stands for Application Developers Controlled Distribution, and it contains many of the products and subsystems that are available on a real z/OS system. IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11 was released in 2009 and is based on z/OS V1R11.

In this article, we will explain what are the benefits of using IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11, how to download and install it, and how to configure and operate it. We will also provide some tips and tricks to make the most of this distribution.

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Why Use IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11?

IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11 is a convenient and cost-effective way to access a z/OS environment without having to own or rent a physical mainframe. It allows you to run your applications on a simulated mainframe that mimics the behavior and performance of a real one. You can also use it to learn about z/OS features and functions, explore new products and technologies, and experiment with different scenarios and configurations.

Some of the advantages of using IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11 are:

  • It is free for qualified IBM customers who have an active license for Z Development and Test Environment (ZD&T).

  • It is easy to download and install on a Windows or Linux PC.

  • It comes with pre-installed and pre-configured products and subsystems, such as CICS, DB2, IMS, MQ, WebSphere, etc.

  • It supports most of the z/OS functions and features that are available on z/OS V1R11.

  • It can be customized and updated according to your needs.

How to Download and Install IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11?

To download and install IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11, you need to have a valid ZD&T license and an IBM ID. You also need to have enough disk space on your PC to store the z/OS volume images, which are compressed files that have a .gz or .ZPD extension.

The steps to download and install IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11 are:

  • Go to the IBM ADCD website [^2^] and log in with your IBM ID.

  • Select the version tab for z/OS V1R11 ADCD November 2009 Edition.

  • Follow the instructions in the ZD&T download information technote to download the z/OS volume images from Passport Advantage.

  • Extract the downloaded files to a folder on your PC.

  • Install ZD&T on your PC if you have not done so already.

  • Use the Z1091_ADCD_install command to install the .ZPD files (D2RES1.ZPD and SARES1.ZPD) as described in the Installing the z/OS volume images [^2^] topic.

  • Use the gunzip command to decompress the .gz files (all other volume images) as described in the same topic.

How to Configure and Operate IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11?

After installing IBM ADCD z/OS V1.11, you need to do some customization to make it work on ZD&T. These customizations mainly involve setting up TCP/IP connectivity and updating the infrastructure to match your PC specifications.



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