What you should know about ADCD

The ADCD is built on a twice per year schedule typically coinciding with the release of new versions of z/OS. The ADCD is created to provide qualified Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with the latest z/OS System along with associated middleware products at the latest available maintenance level. For quite some time now, we have been offering the z/OS System also via download option, in addition to the DVDs. The z/OS ADCD can run under the IBM's z Systems Personal Development Tool (zPDT).

NOTE: There is an annual US $900 subscription fee for the use of the ADCD SW distributions. This annual fee covers the z/OS, z/VM, and z/VSE ADCD SW stacks and is regardless if one, two, or all three ADCD stacks are requested.

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

Announcements, Changes and Updates for ADCD

Application Developer Controlled Distribution (ADCD) for z/OS Release 2.2 November Edition 2016 is available via DVD from November 14, 2016. The same is avaiable via download option as of October 25, 2016.

How to request the z/OS 2.2 November 2016 Edition ADCD.

Downloads of ADCD z/OS V2R2 November 2016 images were made available via this website in conjunction with zPDT Version 1.6. All zPDT 1090 SW updates can be obtained for ALL zPDT Customers through Information Technology Company (ITC). Visit www.p390store.com and click on the zPDT Software Updates icon. IBM employees must obtain the zPDT 1090 SW updates from IBM Resource Link.

REMINDER: In order to install the new encrypted z/OS V2.2 ADCD, users must install as a prereq zPDT Version 1.6.

NOTE: Effective with the May 2015 release of ADCD,the selected IMS Tools in Table 1 will no longer be provided on ADCD, while the Tools in Table 2 will still be made available on ADCD. Since each release of ADCD is provided as a replacement image, once you update to May 2015 or later, these tools will no longer be installed on your system, even if you had them in the past.

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Product Number Description
5697-H77 IBM IMS BUFFER POOL ANALYZER FOR Z/OS
5655-R58 IBM IMS Command Control Facility for z/OS
5655-E41 IBM IMS NETWORK COMPRESSION FACILITY FOR Z/OS
5655-L08 IMS DATABASE CONTROL SUITE FOR Z/OS
5655-P43 IBM IMS High Performance System Generation Tools
5655-E14 IBM IMS Program Restart Facility for z/OS
5655-L61 IMS EXTENDED TERMINAL OPTION SUPPORT FOR Z/OS
5697-N50 IBM IMS Queue Control Facility for z/OS, V3.2

Table_2
Product Number Description
5655-TDA IMS ENTERPRISE SUITE BASE SERVICES
5655-TDA IMS ENTERPRISE SUITE MOBILE GATEWAY COMPONENT
5655-TDA IMS ENTERPRISE SUITE IMS SOAP GATEWAY
5655-TDA IMS ENTERPRISE SUITE JMS API
5655-TDA IMS ENTERPRISE SUITE CONNECT API FOR C/JAVA

Currently supported ADCD environments under zPDT and Web Download Information.

Disclaimer

The z/OS ADCD is a special packaging of z/OS software for the exclusive use of product development and support. It is restricted for use by qualified PartnerWorld Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who are active participants in the z Systems Developer Discount offering and have a zPDT system. The z/OS ADCD software stack 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 ADCD SW stack 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 ADCD SW stack and associated downloads, are subject to the terms and conditions of the ICA - Attachment for Developer Discount - z Systems, and associated Addendum, the individual product licenses, and the z/OS Application Developers Controlled Distribution 5799 HHC License Agreement. Use of the z/OS ADCD software on any other system or software emulator is strictly prohibited and is in violation of the terms and conditions of the z/OS ADCD License agreement and the z Systems Developer Discount offering.

If you have any feedback or questions, please respond to: ztech@us.ibm.com