Is there an announced end date for the open beta period?
bayliss 3100002CP236 Posts
Re: Open beta test dates2018-04-18T08:10:39ZThis is the accepted answer. This is the accepted answer.
We do not announce an end date for the open beta period. The open beta is regularly refreshed and made available via the IBM Mainframe DEV z/OS Connect EE site.
The has a fixed expiration date to allow 90 days usage from the build date. After the expiration date is passed, any requests sent to open beta will receive a response code 500 and an error message that the open beta has expired.
If you want to continue to use the open beta after the expiration date, you must download a new release of open beta. You do not need to make any changes to your configuration files, or API, API requesters or services etc, because these are stored in a separate USS directory structure identified by the WLP_USER_DIR environment variable.
UPDATE: Each time the open beta is refreshed, the refresh is announced in a blog, which now includes the actual expiry date for that specific open beta refresh. The blogs can be found in the z/OS Connect category of the IBM Mainframe development center: https://developer.ibm.com/mainframe/category/zos-connect/.
Regards, SueUpdated on 2018-05-10T18:05:57Z at 2018-05-10T18:05:57Z by bayliss