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. NOTE: As of ADCD z/OS V2R2 May Edition of 2017, distribution via DVDs has been discontinued and all future distribution of ADCD Editions will only be available via download. 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

NOTE: As of ADCD z/OS V2R2 May Edition of 2017, distribution via DVDs has been discontinued and all future distribution of ADCD Editions will only be available via download.

USER.** libaries changed to use the ADCD release level &SYSVER, USER.Z22D, to provide uniqueness based on ADCD release level.

Console member in PARMLIB updated to allow Health Checker messages to roll off.

Downloads of ADCD z/OS V2R2 May Edition of 2017 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.itconline.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 prerequisite zPDT Version 1.6.

NOTE: Effective with the release of ADCD z/OS V2R2 May Edition of 2017 and ALL future releases, the selected products in Table_Removed will no longer be provided on ADCD.


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 System 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 Software 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 Software stack 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 z/OS Application Developers 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 System Developer Discount offering.

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