IBM Z Development and Test Environment 14.0.0 emulates IBM zSystems hardware on x86 processor-compatible platforms to add more capacity for z/OS development and test activities

IBM United States Software Announcement 222-330
September 27, 2022

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At a glance

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IBM Z® Development and Test Environment provides a personal or team-based emulated IBM z/Architecture environment for development teams to develop and test their code changes in an isolated and controllable setting environment.

IBM Z Development and Test Environment 14.0 new features include:

  • IBM z16™ architecture support
  • Unified and consistent API experience and improved performance when handling large amounts of components and images
  • ADCD z/OS® 2.5, with the latest available versions/fix level of software products


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Overview

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

IBM Z Development and Test Environment enables mainframe operating systems, middleware, and other software to run on Intel™ and Intel-compatible platforms.

IBM Z Development and Test Environment can be used for:

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

IBM Z Development and Test Environment 14.0.0 is available through three editions:

  • IBM Z Development and Test Environment Personal Edition
  • IBM Z Development and Test Environment Enterprise Edition
  • IBM Z Development and Test Environment with Parallel Sysplex®

Each edition has its own separate installer in 14.0.0.

IBM Z Development and Test Environment can only be used for development, early testing, employee education, and demonstration of applications that run on IBM z/OS. It cannot be used for code refactoring or re-engineering with the intention to re-platform existing z/OS based applications, neither used for production workloads of any kind, such as, without limitation, production module builds, preproduction testing, stress testing, or performance testing. The load module or object code compiled on IBM Z Development and Test Environment cannot be promoted to production.

IBM Z Development and Test Environment is offered in a continuous delivery and support model that delivers both fixes and new functional enhancements as a set of modification-level updates. This helps clients to obtain quick and easy access to functional enhancements.

For more information, see the IBM Z Development and Test Environment web page.



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Key requirements

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For details, see the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date

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September 30, 2022

Availability within a country is subject to local legal requirements.



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Description

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IBM Z Development and Test Environment provides a development and test platform for developers, testers, and operations personnel who are responsible for applications that run on z/OS and z/OS middleware. Running an IBM zSystems development environment on a PC allows for a more portable, flexible, and potentially lower-cost environment for development teams.

IBM Z Development and Test Environment can be used for development and test of new application function, as well as maintenance changes. Additionally, IBM Z Development and Test Environment can be used for:

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

IBM Z 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 (IDE)
  • 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

Any usage of third-party ISV tools must be arranged through the ISVs 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.

IBM Z 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

IBM Z Development and Test Environment provides a more modern, agile development platform to help accelerate delivery of new workloads spanning multiple run times. It can be assigned to a single user or can support enterprise team environments on a server platform. These environments can be tailored to a single developer or a team's needs without impacting existing mainframe testing environments.

IBM Z 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 can also have easier access to recent versions of the IBM middleware, without having to wait for system upgrades on the mainframe. Developers can explore new compilers, IBM CICS®, IBM IMS, or IBM Db2® features, investigate new architectural models, and perform their first series of tests as well as component regression testing. Developers can build and test IBM zSystems applications anytime on their personal z/OS environments, without impacting the other development and test teams or production operations of an organization.

New in IBM Z Development and Test Environment 14.0

IBM Z Development and Test Environment 14.0.0 is available through three editions:

  • IBM Z Development and Test Environment Personal Edition
  • IBM Z Development and Test Environment Enterprise Edition
  • IBM Z Development and Test Environment with Parallel Sysplex

Each edition has its own separate installer in 14.0.

IBM Z Development and Test Environment 14.0.0 supports cloud integration to speed up the environment provision time to private or public cloud. Even though the first deployment to the cloud still takes the same amount of time as deploying an image on-premises, the subsequent deployment or provision can be done in less than 30 minutes.

For all the actions that users can do on the web interface, clients now can use the RESTful API to create their own scripts or embed them into their own DevOps pipeline or tools.

The included IBM software products provided with ADCD z/OS V2.5 May 2022 are for development purposes only on an as-is basis. Technical support and APAR/PTF deliverables are not provided for the included software as listed in the Supporting Programs section of the product license with the purchase of the IBM Z Development and Test Environment.

IBM Z Development and Test Environment is compatible with z/OS components of additional IBM DevOps for the Enterprise products to aid in performing integrated software delivery scenarios with IBM Z Development and Test Environment. These components are:

  • IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z/OS or IBM Developer for z/OS Systems, for easy integration of IBM Z Development and Test Environment with IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z/OS or IBM Developer for z/OS to enable off-host edit, compile, and debug. Note that use of these components requires purchase of licenses of IBM Application Delivery Foundation for z/OS or IBM Developer for z/OS.
  • IBM UrbanCode® Deploy Agent for z/OS Workloads, for easy deployment of z/OS applications onto IBM Z Development and Test Environment for development and test activities. Note that use of these components requires purchase of licenses of IBM UrbanCode Deploy.
  • IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack, for easy use of single flexible platform with common tools and capabilities needed to modernize z/OS environments.

IBM Z Development and Test Environment offers the following purchasing options:

  • IBM Z Development and Test Environment Enterprise Edition Resource Value Unit (RVU) is intended for enterprise teams and is licensed in terms of the highest number of activated emulated central processors (CP) 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 development and test environments as needed to support maintenance, development, and test activities. The web-based interface is included in this option.

    IBM Z Development and Test Environment is activated through software-based licensing to better meet the needs of enterprise users who might have data center requirements and plans for cloud deployment that are hindered by hardware-based licensing.

    The maximum number of emulated CPs per IBM Z Development and Test Environment instance is eight. 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.

  • IBM Z Development and Test Environment Enterprise Edition Authorized User Single Session is intended for enterprise users who need their own nonshared environment and is licensed in terms of the number of Authorized User Single Session (AUSS) license metric. This metric is activated through software-based licensing to better meet the needs of enterprise users who might have data center requirements and plans for cloud deployment that are hindered by USB hardware-based licensing. The web-based interface is included in this option.

    Each authorized user is allocated three IBM zSystems emulated CPs. They are not sharable.

  • IBM Z Development and Test Environment with Parallel Sysplex includes the emulated environment for development, test, employee education, or demonstration of applications that run on z/OS. It also includes IBM System z® Personal Development Tool support for virtual Coupling Facility. The IBM 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 the product is activated by software-based licensing.

    The minimum configuration required for one Parallel Sysplex instance is three CPs (one for z/VM, plus two z/OS guests), and the recommended configuration is eight CPs (two for z/VM, with two z/OS guests consuming three CPs each). The maximum number of IBM zSystems emulated CPs per IBM Z Development and Test Environment with Parallel Sysplex instance is eight.

    Note that the IBM Z Development and Test Environment with Parallel Sysplex offering 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 System 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.

  • IBM Z 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 (AUSI) metric and is activated with a USB hardware device. It includes zPDT® emulator and ADCD but does not include the web-based interface.

    Each instance of IBM Z Development and Test Environment Personal Edition is allocated three IBM zSystems emulated CPs. Personal Edition is available through a self-checkout option in major countries through the IBM Z Development and Test Environment website and through sales representatives. The hardware pack is provided free with your initial purchase and can be ordered separately through the procedure described at the How to order physical media for Rational® Product Software through PAO web page.

Increased application quality

IBM Z Development and Test Environment provides an environment that is functionally comparable to what is available on the IBM zSystems processor. Using the actual z/OS operating system and middleware can potentially reduce retesting and rework when moving applications from IBM Z 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 IBM Z Development and Test Environment is not intended as a replacement for a mainframe. The final compile and 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 only be satisfied with the capabilities delivered by IBM zSystems hardware.

IBM Z Development and Test Environment license information

The following text is taken from the IBM Z Development and Test Environment license agreement document that is included with 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 can only use the Program as part of Licensee's internal development and test environment for internal nonproduction activities.

The Program may be used only 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
  • Employee education, or demonstration of Licensee's applications

Development and Testing means that the Supporting Program can only be deployed as part of Licensee's internal development, unit, and functional testing environments. Licensee is not authorized to use the Program for code refactoring or re-engineering with the intention to re-platform existing z/OS based applications, for processing production workloads, simulating production workloads or testing scalability of any code, application, or system.

Licensee is not authorized to use any part of the Supporting Program for any other purposes without acquiring the appropriate product entitlements.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

Accessibility Compliance Reports (previously known as a VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance to standards, including the Worldwide Consortium Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, European Standard EN 301 349, and US Section 508, can be found on the Product Accessibility Reports web page.



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Reference information

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For more information about IBM Z Development and Test, see Software Announcement 221-408, dated November 16, 2021.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5725-G39 14.0.0 IBM Z Development and Test Environment


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® / Passport Advantage Express Overview website.



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Technical information

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Hardware requirements

Hardware Components Requirement Operating system
Disk space Software-based license server and Hardware-based license server 12 GB of disk space is required. All supported Linux® operating systems
Z Development and Test Environment server 50 GB to 100 GB of disk space is required for z/OS. There should also be twice as much disk space available as the total required memory defined for the RD&T instance. All supported Linux operating systems
For those using the Sysplex capability, an additional 54 GB of disk space is required to hold the z/VM® software distribution, the sample system, and to implement the sample configuration that comes with the Sysplex capability. Depending on how much software you load into each z/OS system running in a parallel Sysplex configuration, you may need up to 220 GB per z/OS system.
Memory Z Development and Test Environment server 2 GB to 4 GB of RAM required per emulated Central Processor (CP) for z/OS. All supported Linux operating systems
1 GB per processor core allocated to Linux.
For those using the Sysplex capability, at least 1 GB per coupling facility, depending on the number of structures defined.
Software-based license server and hardware-based license server 2 GB of RAM is required. All supported Linux operating systems
Other hardware Z Development and Test Environment server

Hardware platforms supported:

64-bit x86 Intel or compatible servers

All supported Linux operating systems
 

Product License Server:

The License Key Server must be hosted on 64-bit x86 Intel or compatible hardware.

The hardware must include one or more USB ports.

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.

All supported Linux operating systems
  IBM Z Development and Test Environment Personal Edition requires a USB hardware device containing a license key that controls access to all or portions of the program. Neither IBM Z Development and Test Environment Personal Edition nor any of its components are authorized for use except when the key is made available to the program. The licensee agrees not to tamper with the USB hardware device or license key or otherwise attempt to circumvent the access controls implemented by the key. A unique license file must be applied to each USB hardware device. All supported Linux operating systems
Z Development and Test Environment server A suitable USB port must be available for the USB hardware device. Do not use an unpowered USB port expander. Do not install the USB hardware device in an unpowered USB port expander.
Processor Z Development and Test Environment server

Minimum processor rating: Generation 3 Intel i7 2.6 GHz Quad-core or equivalent

Processor core requirement:

At least 1 Linux core is required for each set of 3 z/OS cores implemented.

For standard installations, IBM recommends a 4-core system with 1 core devoted to Linux and 3 cores devoted to z/OS.

For Sysplex installations, IBM recommends an 11-core system with 3 cores devoted to Linux and 8 cores devoted to z/VM and its guests.

All supported Linux operating systems
Software-based license server and hardware-based license server Minimum processor rating: 2.0 GHz or higher Intel Core 2 Duo, Generation 1 Intel i3, or equivalent processor required. All supported Linux operating systems
Storage hardware Z Development and Test Environment server Directly attached SCSI tape drives are not supported by IBM Z Development and Test Environment within any virtualized environment. All supported Linux operating systems

Software requirements

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Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5725-G39 IBM Z Development and Test Environment Enterprise Edition L-BCOE-CGNL63
IBM Z Development and Test Environment Personal Edition L-BCOE-CHSRFW
IBM Z Development and Test Environment Parallel Sysplex L-BCOE-CHSRDY

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Program number License Information document title License Information document number
5725-G39 IBM Z Development and Test Environment Enterprise Edition L-BCOE-CGNL63
IBM Z Development and Test Environment Personal Edition L-BCOE-CHSRFW
IBM Z Development and Test Environment Parallel Sysplex L-BCOE-CHSRDY

Follow-on releases, if any, may have updated terms. See the License Information documents website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

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IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information about known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Support Guide.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

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This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, Long Term Support Releases or fixes) of the program.

You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice.

If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

For additional information about the CD support lifecycle policy, see the IBM Continuous Delivery Support Lifecycle Policy web page.

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage / Passport Advantage Express Overview website.

Usage restrictions

Yes

For usage restrictions, see the License Information documents listed in this Terms and conditions section.

Software Subscription and Support applies

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While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Support Guide. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

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Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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