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 AIX: Unix Operating System www
IBM home page for AIX; many IBM AIX resources, AIX: Unix Operating System, product and service descriptions, links.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- The LE: Language Environment www
The IBM common run-time environment for popular programming languages. LE: Language Environment.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A z/OS.e www
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- IBM UNIX System Services www
IBM resources for the full UNIX implementation built into z/OS. UNIX System Services.
- Short Wikipedia OS/360 Encyclopedia Entry www
Wikipedia OS/360 Encyclopedia Entry.
- 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.
- 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's RMF: Resource Management Facility www
IBM's performance measurement and management software. RMF: Resource Management Facility.
- 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.
- Web-based z/OS Information Wizardry www
Web-based wizards for infrequent z/OS Systems Programming tasks. z/OS Information Wizardry.
- IBM z/OS Security www
IBM security features with and products for z/OS. z/OS Security.
- 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.
- The DFSMS www
The storage management components of z/OS, DFSMS, including DFSMSdfp, DFSMSdss, DFSMShsm and DFSMSrmm. DFSMS.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Announcement, z/OS, OS/390 and MVS End of Support Dates www
z/OS, OS/390 and MVS End of Support Dates.
- The IBM z/OS and OS/390 Expo www
IBM z/OS and OS/390 Expo.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 DB2 for z/OS and OS/390 www
DB2 for z/OS and OS/390.
- Books, Rizzuto IT www
Books, IT, education, technical reports, freeware and links of interest to those who support z/OS. Rizzuto IT.
- Archive Bull AIX Freeware www
Archive of freeware and shareware for AIX (R) 4. Bull AIX Freeware.
- MVS Hello, World program www
MVS JCL (Assembly 370) Hello, World program.
- at The Assembler Connection www
at SimoTime site. Assembler Connection. Provides examples of 370 assembler coding techniques, instruction set, utilities. The Assembler Connection.
- A Nigel Pentland www
A number of RACF-related programs. Nigel Pentland.
- IBM TPF Tools www
IBM downloadable software for the Transaction Processing Facility (TPF) mainframe operating system. TPF Tools.
- Mostly A Few ISPF Tools and Toys www
Mostly ISPF utilities and samples, Few ISPF Tools and Toys, including the TASID system monitor, written by IBM's Doug Nadel. A Few ISPF Tools and Toys.
- The SCLM www
The Software Configuration and Library Manager (SCLM) runs on and comes with ISPF; related software is also available. SCLM. SCLM provides application change control. SCLM.
- Home Linux for S/390 www
Linux for S/390.
- GNU/Linux Linux on the IBM ESA/390 Mainframe Architecture www
Linux on the IBM ESA/390 Mainframe Architecture.
- An The Mainframe Breakfast Network (MBN) www
An informal association of mainframers run by Arcati Research, Mainframe Breakfast Network (MBN), with monthly newsletter and breakfast sessions in London or Oxford, England. Membership is free. The Mainframe Breakfast Network (MBN).
- 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.
- IBM DB2 Server for VSE & VM www
IBM home page for Database 2 running on z/VM and VSE/ESA. Server for VSE & VM. Overview and associated products, with links to features and benefits, system requirements, success stories, news, events, education and support. Formerly named SQL/DS, DB2 is a relational database management system (DBMS). DB2 Server for VSE & VM.
- 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.
- Alexa: z-OS IBM
Alexa Directory Top Sites: z-OS IBM
- DMOZ: z-OS IBM
dmoz.org Directory: z-OS IBM