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.
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. 061ffe29dd