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IBM Z Development and Test Environment 12.0.0

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Abstract

IBM Z Development and Test Environment 12.0.0 has been made generally available on the Passport Advantage website.

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Table of Contents
Sections Description

The Change history section provides an overview on what is new in this release with a description of any new functions or enhancements when applicable.

The How critical is this fix section provides information related to the impact of this release to allow you to assess how your environment may be affected.

The Prerequisites section provides important information to review prior to the installation of this release.

The Download package section provides the direct link to obtain the download package for installation in your environment.

The Installation instructions section provides the installation instructions necessary to apply this release into your environment.

The Known side effects section contains a link to the known problems (open defects) identified at the time of this release.

Supporting Documentation
Document Description

Click to generate the detailed system requirements information for a complete list of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

IBM Knowledge Center provides an entry point to product documentation. You can view, browse, and search online information related to the product.

This page contains a collection of announcement letters and product documentation for IBM Z Development and Test Environment.

This page contains a collection of the e-assembly parts lists to download IBM Z Development and Test Environment from Passport Advantage.

Click to review a complete list of the defects (APARs) resolved in this release including a list of resolved defects for the entire version family.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites include:

Review the system requirements report for any prerequisites.

Installation Instructions

If you want to install ZD&T Personal Edition, see Installing Personal Edition in the IBM Knowledge Center for details.

If you want to install ZD&T Enterprise Edition, see Installing Enterprise Edition in the IBM Knowledge Center for details.

If you want to install ZD&T Parallel Sysplex, see Installing Parallel Sysplex in the IBM Knowledge Center for details.

For a detailed list, see also IBM Z Development and Test Environment e-assemblies to download from Passport Advantage.

Download package

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Access type Description

Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express clients are required to sign in to download the software package.

IBM Software Group OEM offerings are designed for partners who develop and sell business solutions with embedded or bundled IBM middleware software. Clients with Flexible Contract Type (FCT) license purchases and IBM Business Partners must sign in to download the software package.

IBM i customers using eConfig/ASS can go to the ESS site to download the software package.

How critical is this fix?

Impact Assessment
Impact Description
Recommended

This is a service release. It contains new features as well as fixes for client-reported and internally found defects.

Definitions

Regression: An error in the Maintenance Delivery Vehicle (MDV) that produces incorrect or unexpected behavior causing a supported feature to stop functioning as designed.
This includes:

  • Coding errors that cause a regression
  • Documentation or packaging problems that cause a regression
  • Errors reported in a new function delivered in a MDV that cause a regression

Incomplete: An error in the MDV has not regressed, but does not work as designed.
This includes:

  • Fixed APARs which did not solve the original problem but did not break anything new
  • APARs reporting documentation errors, such as readme errors, that cause problems applying an MDV but do not lead to a regression

Notes:
  • Regression and incomplete APARs are considered fix-in-error or MDV-in-error
  • Definitions above apply only to valid APARs that result in product fixes (APARs returned as working-as-designed are not assessed for being fix-in-error)
  • Issues in major releases due to new functionality do not apply in this definition

There are no known regressions to report.

Problems solved

Defects resolved

Click the Fix List link in the table of contents above to review a list of the problems solved in this release.

Known side effects

Review the following list of known issues and open defects:

Enterprise Edition

  • When the REST APIs lists all logs for a deployment process (/zdtrs/deployServices/listLogs), and retrieves an individual log for a deployment process (/zdtrs/deployServices/showLogs), it might fail with an exception.
  • When you re-deploy a failed deployment to a Cloud target environment, it might fail with an error 'keyname is not found'.
  • When you deploy a new ZD&T instance that uses a Hardware-Based License Server, the deployment might fail to acquire a license.

Open defects

Review the following list of open defects for IBM Z Development and Test Environment on the IBM Support Portal.

Review technote 1461170: Open APARs for Rational products available on the Web for information on how to configure your MyNotifications subscription account and subscribe to the APARs you are interested in following.

Change history

What's new

Review the What is new for a description of the features and capabilities in IBM Z Development and Test Environment 12.0.0.

Technical support

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Document information

More support for: IBM z Systems Development and Test Environment

Software version: 12.0.0

Operating system(s): Linux, z/OS

Reference #: 4044565

Modified date: 27 March 2018