Migration to new UI from previous versions
ZD&T 13.0 provides a new UI, and the task flow is revamped in the ZD&T Enterprise Edition new UI for a streamlined and more robust user experience.
If you are using 12.0.5 or earlier versions of the ZD&T Enterprise Edition web UI, you can go through the following sections to get started with key changes.
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Source and target environment selectors
You can access the environment selectors that you want from anywhere within the UI to create or manage the components, images, and instances that are specific only to the selected environment. The selectors also reduce the need to specify and authenticate at each step during the same session.
Take selecting a source environment as an example.
Source environment configuration
- IBM Z® mainframes
- Linux® system that runs an existing ZD&T emulator.
Target environment configuration
The target environment configuration page provides the following two options: Linux and Docker.
For Linux target environments, you can now configure the Linux system as either ZD&T managed or Client managed. If you choose the ZD&T managed option, ZD&T configures the Linux system during instance provisioning, including installing the required Linux packages, configuring user settings, and configuring Linux network settings. Alternatively, you can choose the client managed option, and ensure that the configurations were done manually.
The component creation for different component types is consolidated to a single page. You can now select a type of component easily from a drop-down list to create a component.
When you create an image, the available components are displayed dynamically based on your selected source environment. For example, when you choose an ADCD package in the source environment selector, you can select all available components in the ADCD package and all extracted components from existing IBM Z mainframes. When you choose an IBM Z mainframe in the source environment selector, the page is updated in real time to display the components from the IBM Z mainframe. Then, you can include the components that are needed in your image.
Assets monitoring and management
You can now easily access the created assets, including components, images, and instances that are specific to your selected source or target environments. Each type of assets now has its stand-alone page, and assets are organized for better readability and easier management.