IBM z Systems Development and Test Environment V11 delivers tools to enable self-service building and deployment of fit for purpose z/OS development and test environments

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP17-0428
July 17, 2017

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IBM z Systems™ Development and Test Environment V11 (formerly known as IBM® Rational® Development and Test Environment for z Systems™) delivers role-based, self-service tools that empower your team to create z/OS® application images and automatically deploy the agreed-upon images for development and test activities.

z Systems Development and Test Environment V11 also offers more current mainframe compatibility. This enables you to build applications to exploit the latest z13™ instruction set, z/OS V2.2 with the latest maintenance applied, and other updated z/OS software.

IBM z Systems Development and Test Environment provides a personal or team-based, emulated IBM z Systems architecture environment for development teams to implement and test their code changes in an isolated and controllable setting.

z Systems Development and Test Environment emulates IBM Z hardware on x86 processor-compatible platforms to add more flexibility and capacity for development and test activities.



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z Systems Development and Test Environment V11 now provides a new continuous delivery and support model which delivers both fixes and new functional enhancements as a set of modification-level updates. This helps you obtain more rapid access to functional enhancements.

z Systems Development and Test Environment is an IBM Z development and test platform that runs on an x86 desktop or server.

z Systems Development and Test Environment:

  • Allows mainframe operating systems, middleware, and other software to run on Intel™ and Intel-compatible platforms. This removes the requirement of having IBM Z hardware for the initial phases of development activities.
  • Can be used for development and testing of new application functions and also application maintenance.
  • Can be used for:
    • The investigation and verification of new middleware levels (version-to-version upgrades)
    • Prototyping of new application architectures
    • Demonstration of application functions
    • Internal employee education

IBM z Systems Development and Test Environment V11 introduces self-service tools to build and automate deployment of additional z/OS development and test environments on x86 hardware. These intuitive, web-based tools empower systems programmers to create z/OS application images more quickly, with the security and control they demand. And developers and testers can auto-deploy these official images for development and test purposes with just a few clicks, giving them the autonomy and access that they need, on fit for purpose hardware that can easily be virtualized, cloned, and reset.

To ease adoption of newer levels of z/OS software, this release also includes a preconfigured z/OS V2.2 software distribution that contains updated and additional z/OS software, for example DB2® for z/OS V12.1, IMS™ V14.1, and IBM Tivoli® OMEGAMON® Performance Management Suite for z/OS V5.4.1.

This release of z Systems Development and Test Environment offers new IBM Z compatibility. It includes the z Personal Development Tool (zPDT®) V1.7.1 which emulates the z13 GA 2 instruction set, Coupling Facility Control Code (CFCC) level 21 coupling facility, and adds CLI interfaces for license server administration.

Ubuntu, a popular Linux™ distribution, is supported in this release too.

z Systems Development and Test Environment can be used only for development, testing, employee education, or demonstration of applications that run on z/OS. It cannot be used for production workloads of any kind or for robust development workloads, such as, without limitation, production module builds, preproduction testing, stress testing, or performance testing.



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z Systems Development and Test Environment supports the Linux operating system.

For details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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September 8, 2017



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z Systems Development and Test Environment provides a small-scale development and test platform for developers, testers, and operations personnel who are responsible for applications that run on z/OS and z/OS middleware. z Systems Development and Test Environment runs on an Intel or Intel-compatible (x86) PC or server, which helps eliminate the cost differentials that exist between distributed and existing mainframe development environments. Running a small-scale, IBM Z development environment on a PC allows a more portable, more flexible, and potentially lower-cost environment for development teams.

z Systems Development and Test Environment may be used for development and testing of new application functions and also maintenance changes. Additionally, z Systems Development and Test Environment can be used for:

  • Investigation and verification of new middleware levels (version-to-version upgrades)
  • Prototyping of new application architectures
  • Demonstration of application functions
  • Internal employee education and training

z Systems Development and Test Environment can be used with IBM or third-party Independent Software Vendor (ISV) tools to support development and test activities that include:

  • Source code or binary editors
  • Integrated development environments (IDEs)
  • Development-level source code compile and build systems
  • Analysis and problem determination tools
  • Data import, export, inspection, and alteration utilities
  • Middleware or application setup and configuration tools

z Systems Development and Test Environment is not licensed for use with production management tools or performance testing tools that include:

  • Production-level, source code management (SCM) repositories or libraries
  • Production-level, build-and-deploy systems
  • Performance tuning tools

Any usage of third-party ISV tools must be arranged through the ISV directly, not through IBM. Usage must comply with the license terms as provided by the ISV and IBM at all times. For clarification on licensing or use cases, contact your IBM representative.

z Systems Development and Test Environment provides a more modern, agile development platform to help accelerate delivery of new workloads spanning multiple runtimes. It can be assigned to a single user, or can support a small-scale team environment on a server platform. These environments can be tailored to a single developer or a team's needs without impacting existing mainframe testing environments.

z Systems Development and Test Environment can provide a greater level of control for developers and testers to implement quick environment changes, such as defining new transactions and resource definitions. These changes can be achieved without having to involve production operations staff to set up these configurations on the mainframe.

Developers also have easier access to recent versions of the IBM middleware that comes with z Systems Development and Test Environment, without having to wait for system upgrades on the mainframe. Developers can explore new CICS® or IMS features, investigate new architectural models, and perform their first series of tests as well as component regression testing. Developers can build and test IBM Z applications anytime on their PC, without impacting the production operations of an organization.

New in Version 11

z Systems Development and Test Environment V11 delivers a role-based web interface tool. This self-service tool will automate image creation and operation, and save time for system programmers, developers, and testers.

This simple utility will help the user set up clones of z/OS development and test environments for development and test purposes outside the regular production systems. A builder, typically a system programmer very familiar with the host system where the data is being extracted, can design, build, monitor, and verify application images. Builders create application components that consist of a set of sequential files that represent the system volumes.

Each application component is identified by a name and a version. Then the builder can create an application image that consists of a set of application components. Each application image is identified by a name and can be versioned.

A developer or tester can deploy prepared application images to target systems and monitor them. The only requirement is that a Linux OS is installed. Upon completion of this automated deployment, they have a running z/OS and can complete their activities in an isolated environment.

An administrator can configure and monitor usage and servers.

This release of the z System Development and Test Environment brings new IBM Z compatibility. It includes the z Personal Development Tool (zPDT) V1.7.1 software, which offers:

  • Command Line Interface (CLI) functions for license manager administration: CLI provides the flexibility to configure the client and server using a command and a parameter. For example, if a user would like to provide the primary license manager, they can input the command client_config_cli -g2s1. This method will help to automate their processes.
  • Enhanced license management configuration:
    • User can have different UIM server and License Manager/License Server.
    • User can provide the primary and secondary license manager and license server in the client_config (GUI) and clientconfig_cli (CLI).
    • Ports are defaulted to 1947, 9450, 9451. No need to specify the port.
    • Broadcast search is checked off (Default).
    • User can switch off/on the logging on the server using SERVERCONFIG (GUI) or SERVERCONFIG_CLI (CLI).
    • User can allow/disallow clients to connect to server using SERVERCONFIG (GUI) or SERVERCONFIG_CLI (CLI).
    • User can provide list of clients which can access using rules file and update rules using SERVERCONFIG_CLI (CLI).
  • Support for zPDT running under Ubuntu x86 Linux.
  • 2048 device support.
  • Support for CFCC level 21.
  • Support for Crypto Common Cryptographic Architecture (CCA) 5.3.

z Systems Development and Test Environment V11 comes packaged with an updated and preconfigured set of IBM z™/OS software for development usage. This software includes:

  • z/OS V2.2, which includes subfeatures
  • WebSphere® Application Server for z/OS, V8.5 and V9.0
  • CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) V5.2 and V5.3
  • IMS V13.1 and V14.1
  • DB2 for z/OS, V11.1 and V12.1
  • WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V8.0 and V9.0
  • IBM Java™ SDK for z/OS, V7.1 and V8.0
  • Enterprise COBOL V6.1
  • Enterprise PL/I V5.1
  • Rational COBOL Runtime V6.0.1 (EGL)
  • IBM Debug Tool V14.0
  • IBM Tivoli OMEGAMON Performance Management Suite for z/OS, V5.4.1

The included IBM software products are provided for development purposes only on an as-is basis. No technical support or APAR/PTF deliverables are provided for the included software as listed in the Supporting Programs section of the product license with the clients' purchase of z Systems Development and Test Environment.

z Systems Development and Test Environment also includes the z/OS components of additional IBM DevOps for the Enterprise products to aid in performing integrated software delivery scenarios with z Systems Development and Test Environment. These components include:

  • IBM Developer for z Systems, V14.0.0 z/OS components for easy integration of z Systems Development and Test Environment with IBM Developer for z Systems to enable off-host edit, compile, and debug. Note that use of these components requires purchase of licenses of IBM Developer for z Systems.
  • Rational Team Concert™ V6.0.3 z/OS components for easy integration of z Systems Development and Test Environment with Rational Team Concert to enable off-host preproduction builds. Note that use of these components requires purchase of appropriate Rational Team Concert licenses.
  • IBM UrbanCode™ Deploy Agent for z/OS Workloads V6.2.4 for easy deployment of z/OS applications onto z Systems Development and Test Environment for development and test activities.

Other z Systems Development and Test Environment enhancements include packaging of the Rational Integration Tester V9.1.0 components that are required to enable virtualization of CICS, IMS, and DB2 invocations on z Systems Development and Test Environment. Note that use of these components requires purchase of appropriate Rational Integration Tester licenses.

Capability deprecation

z Systems Development and Test Environment V11 deprecates support of zBX.

z Systems Development and Test Environment offers flexible licensing options, with three purchasing options:

  • z Systems Development and Test Environment is intended for enterprise teams and is licensed in terms of the highest number of activated emulated Central Processors (CPs) through the Resource Value Unit (RVU) license metric. This metric accommodates the dynamic nature of the software development lifecycle, enabling movement of users and activation of z Systems Development and Test Environments as needed to support maintenance, development, and test activities.

    From Version 10 and on, z Systems Development and Test Environment is activated through software-based licensing to better meet the needs of enterprise users who may have data center requirements and plans for cloud deployment that are hindered by hardware-based licensing.

    In addition, the maximum number of emulated CPs per z Systems Development and Test Environment instance is eight, which is consistent with the architecture of z Personal Development Tool. Clients should plan on testing with their specific workload to determine the optimum number of CPs per instance. In general, three to four CPs per instance is recommended; the advantages of more CPs might be marginal, depending on the nature of the workload.

  • z Systems Development and Test Environment with Parallel Sysplex® includes the base environment for development, test, employee education, or demonstration of applications that run on z/OS, and also IBM z Personal Development Tool support for virtual Coupling Facility. The z/VM® software distribution enables virtual coupling of z/OS guests under z/VM. This offering is targeted for enterprise teams. RVU licenses are offered, and from Version 10 on, the product is activated by software-based licensing.

    The maximum number of z Systems emulated Central Processors per z Systems Development and Test Environment with Parallel Sysplex instance is eight.

    Note that z Systems Development and Test Environment with Parallel Sysplex is intended for clients who already have Parallel Sysplex applications deployed. Installation and configuration of z/VM is required to deploy z/OS in a Parallel Sysplex configuration. z/OS in a Parallel Sysplex configuration may only be run as guest operating systems under z/VM and usage of z/VM is restricted to operations required to facilitate use of the z Personal Development Tool in a Parallel Sysplex configuration that includes z/OS guests under z/VM and one or more virtual Coupling Facility. The Parallel Sysplex offering is sold through the IBM special bid process. For ordering, contact your IBM representative, or an IBM Business Partner.

  • z Systems Development and Test Environment Personal Edition is intended for individual users and users who require portability. It is licensed through the Authorized User Single Install metric and is activated with a USB hardware device, which is orderable through a physical media pack. Each organization that purchases z Systems Development and Test Environment Personal Edition will need to procure and activate at least one USB hardware device from IBM. Clients can order the USB hardware device as soon as they become entitled to z Systems Development and Test Environment Personal Edition, or they can ask a representative to add the appropriate media part number to their z Systems Development and Test Environment Personal Edition license order.

    Each instance of z Systems Development and Test Environment Personal Edition is allocated three z Systems emulated CPs.

Increased application quality

z Systems Development and Test Environment provides an environment that is functionally comparable to what is available on the mainframe. By using the actual z/OS operating system and middleware, less retesting and rework may be required when moving applications from z Systems Development and Test Environment to the quality assurance or preproduction environment on the mainframe. Developers can have an isolated test environment to test application changes that can then be easily merged into the next level of testing.

It should be noted that z Systems Development and Test Environment is not intended as a replacement for a mainframe. The final testing of software must be done in an environment as close as possible to that which would run in production. This requires an environment that can be satisfied only with the capabilities delivered by z Systems hardware.

Potentially decreased cost

z Systems Development and Test Environment executes on an x86 PC, which may reduce development MIPS on the production mainframe for functional application testing. The development MIPS may be reallocated to other production or testing needs, thus freeing additional capacity for new workloads while reducing line-of-business costs, development costs, and chargeback.

z Systems Development and Test Environment license information

The following text is taken from the z Systems Development and Test Environment license agreement document that is included with clients' purchase. It is included here for convenience and understanding of the terms and conditions around the use of the program. This text is not inclusive.

Program-unique terms

Licensee may use the program only for development, testing, employee education, or demonstration of Licensee's applications that run on z/OS. Licensee cannot use the program for production workloads of any kind or for robust development workloads, such as, without limitation, production module builds, preproduction testing, stress testing, or performance testing.

When determining the number of entitlements required for Licensee's installation or use of the program, Licensee is allowed to define up to two log-in identifiers for use by system programmers (for example, system administrators or database administrators) to support Licensee development and test activities, which are not used to determine the number of entitlements required for the program.

Supporting program details

  • All supporting programs
    • Support: Nonsupported 1
  • File Manager for z/OS
    • Use Limitations: Evaluation 2
  • Fault Analyzer for z/OS
    • Use Limitations: Evaluation

1 "Nonsupported" means the Supporting Programs are provided without obligation of support and "AS IS", WITH NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR NON-INTERFERENCE AND THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

2 "Evaluation" means that Licensee may use the Supporting Program for evaluation purposes only and not for use in a production environment.



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Hardware requirements

IBM z Systems Development and Test Environment

Disk space:

  • 50 GB of disk space is required.
  • 150 GB of disk space is required for the packaged z/OS V2.2 distribution.
  • More space may be required if using extracted IBM z System volumes.

Memory: 2 GB of RAM per emulated CP plus 1 GB for Linux, for a minimum of 3 GB of RAM, is required.

Processor: At a minimum, a Generation 3 Intel i7 2.6GHz quad-core, or equivalent, processor is required.

Additional requirements, if using Personal Edition or not using software-based licensing:

  • The hardware must include one or more USB ports.
  • The License Key Server must not be hosted on zBX hardware.
  • The product's USB Hardware Device must be attached to an available USB port.
  • The hardware must be configured to give the License Key Server exclusive use of the USB port where the product's USB Hardware Device is attached.

IBM z Systems Development and Test Environment License Manager

Must be on an x86 Intel system that does not have IBM z Systems Development and Test Environment installed on it.

Disk space: Minimal (1 GB)

Memory: Minimal (1 GB)

Processor: Minimal

Additional requirement, if using a USB Hardware Device licensing:

  • The hardware must include one or more USB ports.
  • The License Key Server must not be hosted on zBX hardware.
  • The product's USB Hardware Device must be attached to an available USB port.
  • The hardware must be configured to give the License Key Server exclusive use of the USB port where the product's USB Hardware Device is attached.

IBM z Systems Development and Test Environment Tools

  • A 64-bit x86 Intel system for running the tools:
    • Disk space: 2 GB of disk space is required.
    • Memory: 1 GB.
    • Processor: Minimal.
  • A FTP server for hosting the tools artifacts (z System volumes, datasets, tooling metadata):
    • Disk space: Needs sufficient space to hold numerous and potentially very large files for extracted IBM z System volumes, as well as 150 GB of disk space for z/OS V2.2 distribution.
  • An x86 Intel (or compatible) system for each instance of IBM z Systems Development and Test Environment: Refer to "IBM z Systems Development and Test Environment" hardware requirements.
Software requirements

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 6 x86-64
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Server 7 x86-64
  • Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS or later minor release

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General charge terms

The Resource for the purpose of RVU calculation is an Activated Emulated Central Processor. An Emulated Central Processor is a functional unit within an emulated z Systems architecture environment that interprets and processes program instructions. Licensee must obtain sufficient entitlements to cover the highest number of Emulated Central Processors activated and made available for use by the program.

  • From 1 to 2500 Resources, 1.0 RVU per Resource
  • From 2,501 to 10,000 Resources, 2,500 RVUs plus 0.9 RVUs per Resource above 2,500
  • From 10,001 to 25,000 Resources, 9,250 RVUs plus 0.8 RVUs per Resource above 10,000
  • From 25,001 to 50,000 Resources, 21,250 RVUs plus 0.7 RVUs per Resource above 25,000
  • For more than 50,001 Resources, 38,750 RVUs plus 0.5 RVUs per Resource above 50,000

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