Deploying to the z/OS platform

Use the toolkit to deploy to the IBM® z/OS® platform.

Before you begin

Deploying to the IBM z/OS platform is similar to deploying to other platforms. Create an application, components, environments, and resources. Import versions of artifacts to the components, and then create an application process that deploys the components to a target environment. When you create a component for z/OS artifacts, select z/OS as the component type. When you select z/OS as the component type, the source configuration controls are not available. Instead, you create component versions by using the z/OS deployment tools.


  1. Install the z/OS deployment tools. See Installing the z/OS deployment tools from archive files.
  2. Create a ship list file. See Ship list files.
  3. Create a deployable component version. See Creating z/OS component versions.
  4. Create component processes and application processes as you would for any other deployment, by using the z/OS Utility plug-in for process steps that retrieve and deploy z/OS artifacts. For example, use the Copy Artifacts or FTP Artifacts process steps to retrieve z/OS artifacts instead of the Download Artifacts step that you use for other types of artifacts. Use the Deploy Data Set process step to deploy z/OS artifacts. The z/OS Utility plug-in also includes process steps for rolling back data sets, for running commands from the time sharing option (TSO) command line, and for running ISPF commands. To learn more about the z/OS Utility plug-in, see the IBM UrbanCode Deploy plug-in site.