z-OS is the latest in a long history of names for the high-end IBM mainframe operating system that began as OS-360 in the mid-1960s on the System-360. The most recent previous names were OS-390 and MVS. z-OS IBM Mainframe Operating Systems Software Computers.
- z/OS www
IBM home page for zSeries/Operating System (z/OS). z/OS. Information on the latest version with links to an overview, recent announcements, software, migration and installation, news, support, downloads, education, library and ease of use issues. z/OS replaced OS/390 (which replaced MVS) when IBM eserver zSeries 900 (z900) replaced System/390 enterprise servers (mainframes).
- IBM High Level Assembler and Toolkit: HLASM www
HLASM for MVS, High Level Assembler and Toolkit: HLASM, VM, VSE, and the optional HLASM Toolkit Feature provide a development environment for System/390 assembler applications.
- IBM SDSF: System Display and Search Facility www
IBM software to view and control the JES2 queues, System Display and Search Facility, running batch jobs, started tasks, and on-line TSO users. SDSF: System Display and Search Facility.
- Short Wikipedia OS/360 Encyclopedia Entry www
Wikipedia OS/360 Encyclopedia Entry.
- On OS/360 Obituary www
On August 9, Obituary, 1972, D.A. Jardine wrote this humorous obituary for Operating System/360 (OS/360), the original ancestor of z/OS. OS/360 Obituary.
- Both Bill's Big Iron Page www
Both links and original material covering common programming problems in the z/OS environment. Big Iron Page. By Canadian Bill Lalonde. Bill's Big Iron Page.
- Leonard LDW's Quick and Dirty MVS Page www
Leonard Woren's favourite z/OS software and links. LDW's Quick and Dirty MVS Page.
- Published z/OS Hot Topics Newsletters www
Published twice annually by IBM for z/OS Systems Programmers, Hot Topics Newsletters, with one to five page technical articles. Available on-line in PDF format. z/OS Hot Topics Newsletters.
- IBM's RMF: Resource Management Facility www
IBM's performance measurement and management software. RMF: Resource Management Facility.
- Provides SimoTime www
Provides z/OS-based mainframe application concepts, SimoTime, techniques and examples, with special emphasis on integration with the Internet. Hosted by a California consulting firm. SimoTime.
- The IBM z/OS and OS/390 Expo www
IBM z/OS and OS/390 Expo.
- IBM z/OS Security www
IBM security features with and products for z/OS. z/OS Security.
- Originally DFSMShsm www
Originally the Hierarchical Storage Manager (hsm), DFSMShsm, now "a functional component of DFSMS that provides facilities for managing storage devices" (IBM). DFSMShsm.
- The DFSMS www
The storage management components of z/OS, DFSMS, including DFSMSdfp, DFSMSdss, DFSMShsm and DFSMSrmm. DFSMS.
- Instruction DOCWEB: The CNS Documentation System www
Instruction manuals, The CNS Documentation System, Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs) and News for students and other users of the mostly-mainframe University of Florida (UF)Computing and Networking Services (CNS). DOCWEB: The CNS Documentation System.
- Details UnXMIT Information Exchange www
Details on how to write a program for operating systems other than z/OS that will read a z/OS Partitioned DataSet (PDS, Information Exchange, also known as a Library) that been sent with TSO's TRANSMIT (XMIT) command. UnXMIT Information Exchange.
- Announcement, z/OS, OS/390 and MVS End of Support Dates www
z/OS, OS/390 and MVS End of Support Dates.
- Books, Rizzuto IT www
Books, IT, education, technical reports, freeware and links of interest to those who support z/OS. Rizzuto IT.
- The SMP/E: System Modification Program Extended www
The software used to install and maintain z/OS software from IBM and many other software companies. SMP/E: System Modification Program Extended.
- Web-based z/OS Information Wizardry www
Web-based wizards for infrequent z/OS Systems Programming tasks. z/OS Information Wizardry.
- IBM IMS www
IBM home page for Information Management System (IMS). IMS. Information on the family of software with links to a library, success stories, news, events, education, services and support. IMS is a transaction processing system (IMS/TM), a hierarchical database (IMS/DB), data management tools and connectors. IMS.
- Student Western Illinois University: StuMVS System www
Student guides for TSO (ISPF), Illinois University: StuMVS System, CICS, MVS QuickRef, AbendAid, local JCL standards and a small glossary. Western Illinois University: StuMVS System.
- IBM UNIX System Services www
IBM resources for the full UNIX implementation built into z/OS. UNIX System Services.
- On-line z/OS IBM Manuals www
On-line access to manuals covering all components of z/OS. IBM Manuals. Requires no special reader, though it does simulate IBM BookManager. z/OS IBM Manuals.
- Integrated IBM z/OS Consolidated Service Test (CST) and the Recommended Service Upgrade (RSU) www
IBM z/OS Consolidated Service Test (CST) and the Recommended Service Upgrade (RSU).
- Help MVS Forums www
Help Boards provide question and answer discussion threads on z/OS application programming, Forums, databases, utilities, JCL, Middleware including CICS, IMS, TSO, ISPF, data management and problem determination. There are also links to IBM manuals. MVS Forums.
- Cheryl Watson & Walker www
Cheryl Watson specializes in z/OS tuning. & Walker. This site offers access to some of her free reports and details on how to acquire her chargeable materials, including her Tuning Newsletter, CPU chart, classes on video, and BoxScore and GoalTender software. Watson & Walker.
- A OSdata.com on MVS www
A Web site that looks at operating systems, MVS, takes a look at MVS, now officially known as z/OS. OSdata.com on MVS.
- On-line TSO Times www
On-line newsletter of technical articles related to TSO and ISPF, Times, with lots of REXX-related information. Includes some articles on the company's (Chicago-Soft) mainframe software products. TSO Times.
- IBM RACF www
IBM home page for Resource Access Control Facility (RACF) security software. RACF. Introduction with links to a technical overview, news, downloads, user groups, past and future presentations, migration, library, FAQs and education. RACF.
- Common IMS Glossary of Terms and Acronyms www
Common technical terminology used to describe concepts within IMS/TM and IMS/DB. Glossary of Terms and Acronyms. From IBM. IMS Glossary of Terms and Acronyms.
- A z/OS.e www
- IBM DB2 for z/OS and OS/390 www
DB2 for z/OS and OS/390.
- The LE: Language Environment www
The IBM common run-time environment for popular programming languages. LE: Language Environment.
- Archive Bull AIX Freeware www
Archive of freeware and shareware for AIX (R) 4. Bull AIX Freeware.
- Technical Tek-Tips: IBM AIX Forum www
Technical support, IBM AIX Forum, mutual help system. Forbids selling, recruiting. Tek-Tips: IBM AIX Forum.
- Now Tachyon 390 Cross Assembler www
Now you can develop and maintain 370/390 assembler programs from your workstation! With the Tachyon Operating System you can test 370/390 Programs On Your Workstation! Tachyon 390 Cross Assembler.
- ISPF-based TASID www
ISPF-based monitor of z/OS. TASID.
- Downloadable VSE/ESA e-business Connectors and Utilities www
Downloadable VSE/ESA software and documentation. e-business Connectors and Utilities. Many are Java-based. VSE/ESA e-business Connectors and Utilities.
- Covers ISPF Setup and New Features www
Covers initial setup instructions and ISPF features introduced in the 1990s. Setup and New Features. From the University of Pennsylvania's Information Systems and Computing (Penn Computing). "This material is no longer current and appears online for archival purposes only." ISPF Setup and New Features.
- How University of North Dakota: ISPF Online Tutorial www
How to create and edit data files in ISPF. North Dakota: ISPF Online Tutorial. Non-site specific. University of North Dakota: ISPF Online Tutorial.
- Home Linux for S/390 www
Linux for S/390.
- IBM Linux on System z www
IBM site with details of the port of Linux to the S/390 and zSeries architecture. System z. Includes source-code download. Linux on System z.
- Video 360 Revolution www
Video and pictures from the 40th anniversary celebrations of the IBM mainframe (System/360) on April 7, Revolution, 2004, at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, California. 360 Revolution.
- HDS Hitachi Data Systems www
HDS provides hardware storage systems for multiple platforms, Data Systems, including the IBM mainframe. Related support, software and training is also available. Hitachi Data Systems.
- User WAVV: World Alliance of VSE and VM www
User group spun off from GUIDE in 1995 and similar to SHARE, World Alliance of VSE and VM, with annual conference aimed mainly at VSE/ESA and z/VM systems programmers. WAVV: World Alliance of VSE and VM.
- IBM IBM Storage Software www
IBM home page for mainframe storage software, Storage Software, including DFSMS, DFSORT and DataCore SANSymphony, with a link to the TotalStorage Software Roadmap. IBM Storage Software.
- Alexa: z-OS IBM
Alexa Directory Top Sites: z-OS IBM
- DMOZ: z-OS IBM
dmoz.org Directory: z-OS IBM