How healthy is your z/OS on zD&T? (How to monitor z/OS Health)

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A good systems programmer should generally know how to monitor the health of his or her z/OS system. However, if...

How to enable licensing in IBM Developer for z/OS and ADFz

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Overview IDz is offered in three different packaging options. Overall, its the exact same client, but the licensing differs considerably....

Make z/OS debugging easier with the IBM Debugger Profile Service

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A debugger profile is a type of configuration that allows a developer to debug a program under certain conditions. There...

Make Your z/OS Deployments Failproof With Urbancode Agent Pools

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If you’re using UCD in a large z/OS mainframe environment, and want to take advantage of agent pools, there are...

Copy an application process in UCD quickly from one project to another

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Here’s the scenario: You’ve got an application process in one project area for IBM Urbancode Deploy. Its taken time to...

Get Productive! Enable Filter Pools in IDz to Organize Your Datasets Better

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If you’ve been using IDz for a while, you’re surely familiar with filters when browsing your MVS, JES, or Unix...

Time to upgrade your IBM Jazz environment to 7.0!

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IBM has released its updated Jazz platforms, and in the process rebranded most of the tools. As of this writing...

Managing Websphere Plugin Config Files

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In some recent customers we’ve had to install various IBM CLM components on different servers to balance workload for a...

Understanding how GitHub fits in a mainframe DevOps toolchain.

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If you work on a mainframe, you’ve almost certainly heard of CA Endeavor, Serena Changeman, IBM SCLM, or Panvalet Librarian....

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