IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS details

Optimized control for users and system programmers

Eliminate the need for system programmers to be in the mainline path of provisioning by allowing users to drive provisioning and obtain z/OS computing resources. This enables system programmers to retain both control and flexibility by confirming resource allocation definition and pre-approving privileged user operations required during the provisioning process.

On-demand self service provisioning of z/OS software

Provides repetitive and automated processes to z/OS® application developers to provision z/OS software. Provisioning of z/OS software can be driven by application programmers in a self service manner from z/OSMF graphical web based user interface or through enterprise market place portals using z/OSMF REST APIs.

Catalog creation and resource tracking

Create service catalogs with customized z/OS software subsystem services that exploit the multi-tenancy and rapid elasticity of IBM z/OS. Track provisioned z/OS software subsystem instances and associated resources through service instance registry.

Policy control to free up system programmers

Predefined policies and resource pools allow traditional z/OS system programmers to maintain control of system resources, but no longer require their presence during the allocation process.

Workflow authoring tool

Build a new, or modify previously created workflows, with a workflow authoring tool and editor. Write workflows with little or no knowledge of XML; the tool guides you through various tasks to create a z/OSMF workflow. You can also export workflow steps from one workflow to another.

IBM Z Trial Program

The IBM Z® Trial Program offers you IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS and additional IBM Z capabilities today at zero cost, and with no installation required.

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Technical details

Software requirements

IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS is delivered with z/OS V2.3 and available on z/OS V2.2 and z/OS V2.1 also.

  • z/OS V2.1, V2.2, V2.3
  • z/OSMF installed and enabled
  • Refer to developer works page at the link below, What's New section, for details regarding PTFs

Hardware requirements

The minimum required hardware prerequisite is IBM Z® systems z10™ or subsequent 64-bit z/Architecture® processors.

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