You can use IBM® Host Configuration Assistant for Z Development to generate customized checklists for installing and configuring IBM Developer for z/OS®, IBM Explorer for z/OS, and their components and companion products, such as z/OS Source Code Analysis. You can also find the configuration information for other host components such as z/OS Explorer, z/OS Debugger, and Dependency Based Build. After generating a configuration checklist, refer to this guide and the other host configuration guides for instructions. Only the latest product releases are supported.

Use the information in this chapter to plan the installation and deployment of Developer for z/OS. The following subjects are described:

For a complete list of the Developer for z/OS hardware and software requirements, including prerequisites and corequisites, see the Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR) tool (