IBM ZPDT Guide and Reference

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 10 March 2020

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ISBN-10: 0738458597
ISBN-13: 9780738458595
IBM Form #: SG24-8205-05
(365 pages)

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Authors: Bill Ogden


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

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

This book provides the primary documentation for zPDT.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Function, releases, content
Chapter 3. Devmaps
Chapter 4. zPDT commands
Chapter 5. zPDT installation
Chapter 6. AD-CD installation
Chapter 7. LANs
Chapter 8. zPDT licenses
Chapter 9. Other System z operating systems
Chapter 10. Multiple instances and guests
Chapter 11. The awscmd command
Chapter 12. Minor z/OS notes
Chapter 13. Additional zPDT notes
Chapter 14. Tape drives and tapes
Chapter 15. DASD volume migration
Chapter 16. Channel-to-channel
Chapter 17. Cryptographic usage
Chapter 18. Virtualization
Chapter 19. Problem handling
Chapter 20. Server Time Protocol
Appendix A. FAQ

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