Creating images

An image is a collection of components that are packaged together from your source environment for deploying to your target environment. When creating an image, you must select to include one component of type system residence volume and any number of other components that represent your application, application data, or any number of subsystems such as CICS® or IMS. After you create an image, you can provision a z/OS® instance to Linux on IBM Z from the image..

You can use the web server to create images from various source environments. To create an image from a different source environment, change your source environment in the source environment drop-down list.
  • Existing IBM® Z components.
  • ADCD. The z/OS Software distribution is bundled with the product.