IBM z/OS Provisioning Toolkit details

‘Images’ that match production environments

Read about 'images'

Design environments with all the resources a developer needs to test their applications effectively. Create as many ‘images’ as you need and easily share them across your teams. These images can contain code, configuration and environment variables.

Easy management of provisioned ‘containers’

Read about managing containers

Developers can stop and restart their containers or just remove them completely using simple commands. Containers can easily be recreated from the same image. The number of running containers is limited by the operations team. System programmers can manage all the containers across the organization, regardless of who created them.

Rapid provisioning and de-provisioning

Automate provisioning

Run an image using a single command to create a ‘container’—a provisioned instance of the image—providing a pre-configured runtime environment for a developer within minutes. Developers can stop and start the environment, then remove it when no longer required.

Template-based access controls

Access can be granted to specific users or groups using a template. The template is used to set specific limits on the maximum number of environments that can be provisioned and the maximum for each user—enabling the system programmer to control the resources consumed by the development environments.

Technical details

Software requirements

A prerequisite for IBM® z/OS® Provisioning Toolkit is IBM Runtime Environment, Java® Technology Edition.

  • Operating System: z/OS 2.1 Version 2.1 with z/OSMF V2.1 or z/OS Version 2.2
  • A configured z/OSMF server is required.
  • Supported subsystems: CICS®, MQ queue manager, z/OS Connect EE and Liberty
  • For a full list of required APARS, please visit the complete list of software requirements.

Hardware requirements

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

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