Key features of IBM Z Virtual Test Platform

Shift left application Integration Testing

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Your IBM Z developers can automate, and shift left the testing process of online transactions and batch programs early in the development lifecycle, without the need for artifacts to be deployed in the target environments.

Execute your test without the need for original middleware

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Execute your test without the need for original middleware or data. Once a test is recorded, you can execute the test without the need for original middleware (for example, CICS, Db2) or data. The tests can also be executed on a Z Development and Test (ZD&T) system running on-prem or on any cloud platform

Testers can use recorded playback as part of regression testing strategy after compiler upgrades, Automatic Binary Optimizer (ABO) or Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool migrations.

Easy Debug

Accelerate debug of issues raised in testing by easily recreating the scenario using a recording of the test that failed.

Full stubbing

Record, intercept, and stub out a variety of subsystem and program-to-program calls.

Automate and enable continuous testing

Save your tests in a Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool or artifact repository system and incorporate tests into a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline.

Test z/OS-powered hybrid applications

Develop and execute test cases for z/OS hybrid applications using a single test framework. IBM Distribution for Galasa provides a comprehensive framework with artifacts to support interfacing z/OS environmental requirements.

Test flow insights

Run a test case and visualize the execution path flow and other details to gain deeper understanding of the program under test.

Gain agility and flexibility

IBM flexible payment plans help align infrastructure investments with workload needs.