Configuring Extended ADCD

Learn how to configure Extended ADCD.

Extended ADCD is a pre-built package that contains z/OS® and many z/OS products and subsystems from which you can create images. The Extended ADCD package is updated approximately twice a year and is provided as a part of the product. To make Extended ADCD provided with ZD&T 11.0.0 or later versions available for image creation and deployment, follow the steps to copy the Extended ADCD files to your FTP storage.

  1. Provide the required settings for the FTP storage.
  2. In the base directory specified on the FTP storage settings page, create a directory labeled adcd, if it does not already exist.
  3. In the adcd directory created in the previous step, create a directory with a unique label for each Extended ADCD version you want to make available in the Enterprise Edition, for example, adcd/<version>.
  4. Transfer the Extended ADCD ADCDTOOLS.XML file to the directory specified in the previous step. The file describes the metadata for the Enterprise Edition.
  5. Create a volumes directory in the directory specified in step 4, for example, adcd/<version>/volumes.
  6. Transfer all the volume files that are included in Extended ADCD to the directory specified in step 6.
  7. The Enterprise Edition web server will automatically locate the Extended ADCD files on the IMAGE from ADCD page.
Note: The credentials for the FTP storage are the only credentials that the Enterprise Edition web server stores in its local database and are encrypted using AES 128-bit encryption.
If you want to customize Extended ADCD with extra configurations, to make upgrading easier, see the following tips:
  • Script all customization that is done to Extended ADCD, customize it by batch, or combine the two methods, so that this process can be easily repeatable.
  • When possible, keep all customization separate from z/OS. For example, keep it on your own disk volumes instead of the Extended-ADCD-supplied volumes.

After the Extended ADCD is configured, you can create images from it by adding an ADCD source environment on the Enterprise Edition web server. For instructions, see Adding an ADCD source environment.