What you should know about ADCD.

The ADCD zVSE is built periodically. The ADCD is created to provide qualified Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with the latest z/VSE System along with associated middleware products at the latest available maintenance level. The z/OS ADCD can run under the IBM's z System Personal Development Tool (zPDT).

Important: Important information is found in this disclaimer so Please READ the Disclaimer!!

Announcements, Changes and Updates for this release.

We are pleased to announce the availability of the z/VSE 6.2 February 2019 ADCD download for application development and support purposes.

The z/VSE ADCD Startup is created to provide qualified PartnerWorld Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with a base Operating System, associated products, and software maintenance for development purposes. No customization or configuration is done on the z/VSE ADCD. The z/VSE ADCD is provided as a HTTP download only with access on a request-only basis.

The download files are only distributed in awsckd format. The download is a binary file that can be renamed to *.gz and unziped with a gunzip command under linux. The awsckd files run under IBM System z Personal Development Tool (zPDT).

How to request access to the z/VSE ADCD download

  • You must be a active participant in the System z Developer Discount offering
  • Make sure that you are currently up to date on your System z Developer Discount annual certification.
  • You will need to have agreed to the z/VSE ADCD license agreement and have your System z SW discount contract updated to reflect the z/VSE ADCD.
  • Please send an email to s390net@us.ibm.com with "z/VSE ADCD Download Request" in the subject line. Include the following information:
    • Company Name:
    • Address:
    • Contact:
    • e-mail:
    • Phone number:
    • PartnerWorld company membership number:
    • IBM customer number (under which the development system was purchased):
    • Type of development system you will install the z/VSE 6.2 download on:
  • When you request is received the IBM team will verify if your SW discount contract needs to updated. If it does they will follow up with you.
  • Once your request is verified and approved, our support team in Dallas will contact you and provide you with a userid and download instructions.
  • If you are an IBM employee wishing to acquire access to the z/VSE ADCD download, please order through by sending a note to zTech@us.ibm.com


The ADCD is a customized bundle of z/VSE and related products. It is not an IBM program product and is not supported as a product. The intent of the ADCD is to allow a user a way to quickly implement a z/OS system in order to concentrate on application development. In general choice of parameters and customizations are default install options with some changes due to user experiences.

Approved ISVs with zPDT based systems will need to have agreed to the ADCD license agreement, and have a signed System z Developer Discount contract on file with IBM prior to receiving a copy of the z/VSE ADCD. All license and agreements are done through the System z Developer Discount offering.

Obtaining the TCPIP product keys.

The product 5686-CS100 TCP/IP for VSE is included in this build, but is owned by CSI International. ISVs who need to use this product for application development purposes can contact CSI International about getting a license key. The contact at CSI International is Stephanie Robinette stephanie@csi-international.com.

The product 5686-BS1 IPV6/VSE for VSE is included in this build, but is owned by Barnard Software. ISVs who need to use this product for application development purposes can contact Barnard Software about getting a license key. The contact at Barnard Software is Teri Barnard bsisales@bsiopti.com.

Be sure to mention zPDT and the zVSE ADCD.

Products contained in this release

Table_1 of VSE/ESA System components and optional products
Product Description Component Library
A011FY C/VSE V1R1 5686-A0100 PRD2.DBASE
A026G8 DT/VSE BASE V1R1M1 5686-A0200 PRD2.PROD
A071JS CCCA.VSE...2.1.0 5686-A0700 PRD2.PROD
BS1D10 Z/VSE 6.2.0 - IPV6/VSE 1.2.0 5686-BS100 PRD2.PROD
CS1ETP Z/VSE 6.2.0 - TCP/IP 2.1.0 5686-CS100 PRD2.TCPIPC
DS21NM Z/VSE 6.2.0 - ICKDSF 1.17.0 5658-99201 IJSYSRS.SYSLIB
F422NR QMF/VSE....7.2.0 5668-72101 PRD2.PROD
F423NQ DB2CC/VSE.7.3.0 - 5697-F42 5697-F4206 PRD2.CCF730
F424NO ASN/VSE....7.4.0 5697-F4201 PRD2.ASN740
F425NC DB2 FOR VSE...7.5.C 5697-F4207 PRD2.DB2750C
F425NN DB2 FOR VSE...7.5.0 5697-F4201 PRD2.DB2750
F66750 RBDCOBOLRT.7.5.0 5648-F6600 PRD2.DBASE
RG1O42 RPGII......1.3.0 5746-RG1 DOS/VS RPG II RELEASE 1.3.0 5746-RG100 PRD2.PROD
SM334A DFSORT/VSE.3.4.0 - 5746-SM3 5746-SM310 PRD2.PROD
VSEB2P Z/VSE 6.2.0 - CICS TS FOR VSE 2.1.0 5655-VSE00 PRD1.BASE
VS661C Z/VSE 6.2.0 - VSE BASE PROGRAMS 9.3.0 5746-VS611
VS661G Z/VSE 6.2.0 - VSE AF/PWR/VSAM MACROS 9.3.0 5686-VS606
VS661I Z/VSE 6.2.0 - REXX/VSE 9.3.0 5686-VS616
VS661K Z/VSE 6.2.0 - LE/VSE BASE 1.4.9 5686-VS632 PRD2.SCEEBASE
VS661L Z/VSE 6.2.0 - LE/VSE C 1.4.9 5686-VS633 PRD2.SCEEBASE
VS661N Z/VSE 6.2.0 - VSE CONNECTOR 9.3.0 5686-VS635 PRD1.BASE
VS661O Z/VSE 6.2.0 - OSA/SF 9.3.0 5686-VS630 PRD1.BASE
VS661S Z/VSE 6.2.0 - CRYPTO SERVICES 9.3.0 5686-VS617 PRD1.BASE
VS661V Z/VSE 6.2.0 - CF OS/390 API 9.3.0 5686-VS614 PRD2.PROD
VS661W Z/VSE 6.2.0 - LE/VSE COBOL 1.4.9 5686-VS636 PRD2.SCEEBASE
VS661Y Z/VSE VERSION 6.2.0 - ENCRYPT/FAC 1.2.0 5686-VS640 PRD2.PROD
VS661Z Z/VSE 6.2.0 - LE/VSE PLI 1.4.9 5686-VS637 PRD2.SCEEBASE
XE7H06 VSE/ACLR...1.2.1 5746-XE700 PRD2.PROD
XXT228 SDF II VSE BASE.1.6.0 - 5746-XXT 5746-XXT01 PRD2.PROD
XX12IO DLI/VSE...1.12.0 5746-XX100 PRD2.DBASE
0111NL CICSVR/VSE.1.2.0 - 5686-011 5686-01101 PRD2.PROD
0571EA GDDM/VSE...3.2.0 5686-05701 PRD2.PROD
0571EP GDDM/VSE.A.3.2.0 5686-05702 PRD2.PROD
065FE6 Z/VSE 6.2.0 - ACF/VTAM VERSION 4.2.0 5686-06501 PRD1.BASE
06818M COB.BASE...1.1.0 5686-06800 PRD2.PROD
06818N COB.ENU....1.1.0 5686-06801 PRD2.PROD
06918P PLI.VSE...1.1.0 5686-06900 PRD2.PROD
09936O Z/VSE 6.2.0 - DITTO/ESA VERSION 1.3.0 5648-09901 PRD1.BASE
2346IM HLASM.TLKT.1.6.0 5696-23401 PRD2.PROD
234689 Z/VSE 6.2.0 - HLASM 1.6.0 5696-23400 PRD1.BASE
260E00 Z/VSE 6.2.0 - EREP VERSION 3.5.0 5656-26001 PRD1.BASE
7231FF GDDM-IVU...1.1.3 5668-72301 PRD2.PROD
8011FG GDDM-IMD...2.1.3 5668-80101 PRD2.PROD
8121F5 GDDM-PGF...2.1.3 5668-81201 PRD2.PROD

System Structure

This download configuration consist of two 3390-9 zPDT volumes:

  • SYSWK1

The default layout of z/VSE installation is used.


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The use of the z/OS, z/VM, and z/VSE IBM Software stacks (also known as ADCD) for zPDT systems are restricted to qualified PartnerWorld Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who are active participants in the IBM Z Developer Discount Program (zDD) and are licensed to use the z Personal Development Tool (zPDT) system.

The IBM Software stacks and associated downloads are licensed to the specific system by zPDT machine type/model serial number and cannot be transferred to any other machine. The Programs provided in the IBM Software stacks and associated downloads, are owned by IBM or an IBM supplier, and are copyrighted and licensed, not sold. Use of the products provided in the IBM Software stacks and associated downloads, are subject to the terms and conditions of the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) - Attachment for Developer Discount - z System, and associated Addendum, the individual product licenses, and the associated Application Developers Controlled Distribution (ADCD) License Agreements for each IBM Software stack (z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE).

Use of the software included with the IBM Software stacks on any other system or software emulator is strictly prohibited and is in violation of the terms and conditions of the ADCD License agreements and the z System Developer Discount offering.