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PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY FOR IBM PLATFORMS

IBM Supported Platforms by Software AG

The following are the supported IBM hardware platforms:

  • IBM Power Systems including AS/400, iSeries, System i, pSeries, and System p
    Power Systems running AIX and IBM i (formerly known as i5/OS and OS/400)
  • IBM xSeries running Microsoft Windows and Linux Distributions
  • IBM zSeries running either IBM z/OS, IBM z/VSE, IBM z/VM, or Linux Distributions for zSeries

Here you will find product testing information relative to the latest IBM mainframe operating systems and related IBM subsystems.

Note:
This page represents our testing of our operating system dependent product components under the latest IBM operating systems and subsystems and any possible release and fix information that was determined in our testing with the latest IBM components.

For the availability of other Software AG products, please refer to: https://empower.softwareag.com/

 

IBM System z Information:

Latest Updates                                                                                                                          Disclaimer


IBM System z Performance Information:

Recently we have done some Adabas performance testing on the IBM EC12 and the initial information can be found here: www.softwareag.com/adabasperformance

Check out the detailed test results and recommendations for leveraging IBM’s zHPF™, Flash Express™ and Large Pages with Adabas for increased scalability and throughput in our white paper: Adabas Mainframe Stress Tests

Urgent Customer Information

z/OS Urgent Customer Flashes, IBM Flashes Document has been updated for IBM z/OS V1.10 as June 23, 2010

What's New?

  • As of March 4th, 2014, we have created a new document for z/OS, related to our enablement of the IBM zEDC technology that is optionally supported by our Entire Net-work V6.3.2 release in April. Please see the following link.
  • As of February 19th, 2014, we have created a new document for z/OS document related to our testing of the new PDSE Member Generations being provided by the IBM z/OS maintenance stream. This document describes what is required and what was tested relative to the enhanced PDSE Member Generations being provided in IBM z/OS V2.1. Please see the following "link".
  • As of February 19th, 2014, we have created a new document for z/VSE, providing our testing information on the updated z/VSE Parallel Access Volume (PAV) support in the operating system that has been implemented via the IBM maintenance stream. Please see the "link" to our new document.
  • As of February 10th, 2014, we have updated the zHPF document with a removal of a known problem related to S800 abend . Please see the following information via this link.
  • As of October 25, 2013, IBM has announced availability of IBM IMS 13 for the z/OS platform. We have updated our product testing information on this page. 
  • As of October 25, 2013, IBM has announced availability of IBM DB2 11 for the z/OS platform. We have updated our product testing information on this page.
  • As of July 24, 2013, IBM has announced the the general release of z/VM V6.3 with availability on July 26th, 2013.
  • As of July 24, 2013, IBM has announced the general release of z/OS V2R1 with availability on September 30th, 2013.
  • As of July 18th, 2013, we updated the DB2 document to include testing on DB2 11 ESP for z/OS.
  • As of July 9th, 2013, we have updated the zHPF document with the latest zHPF Adabas fixes. Please see the following information via this link.
  • As of June 17th, we are updating the z/VM product compatibility information to include our product testing of IBM z/VM V6R3.
  • As of June 1st, we are updating the z/OS product compatibility information to include our testing of IBM z/OS V2R21 which will be released in September of 2013.
  • As of April 2nd , IBM announced enhancements to z/VSE V5.1 which will be made available on June 14th, 2013. Further information can be found on the IBM z/VSE home page by clicking on the link. We have updated our product compatibility information on our testing of z/VSE V5.1.2.
  • As of March 19, 2013, we are making available a document that describes the IBM requirements for the implementation of IBM z/OS 2GB Large Page Support that can now be enabled by Adabas. The z/OS 2GB Large Support will be made available by IBM at the end of March. Software AG will be publishing updated Adabas 8.2.5 and Adabas Caching Facility 8.2.3 information shortly. Please consult this document relative to the pre-req requirements for IBM z/OS 2GB Large Page by going to the link.
  • As of February 25, 2013, with the release of Adabas 8.2.5, Adabas has enabled EXCP support for zHPF channel programs for z/OS V1 R13 and above. Please see the following updated information for EXCP as well as for EXCPVR via the link.
  • As of February 5, 2013, IBM has announced a preview of IBM z/OS Version 2 Release 1 with availability in September of 2103.
  • As of October 3, 2012, IBM has announced a preview of IBM IMS 13 for the z/OS platform with GA availability to be announced later in 2013.
  • As of October 3, 2012, IBM has announced IBM CICS TS V5.1 for z/OS with product availability being December 14th , 2012. The information on our web page has been updated with early information.
  • As of September 24, 2012 with the release of Adabas 8.2.5, Adabas has enabled the zHPF protocol for I/O under z/OS 1.13 and above. Please see the following information via this link.
  • As of August 28, 2012, IBM System z has announced their latest mainframe system, the IBM zEnterprise EC12 system. Software AG has tested our current product set on the newly announced zEnterprise EC12, which you can reference the information by going to this link.
  • As of July 18, 2012, Software AG customers that have Entire System Server under z/OS and are now applying  IBM APAR OA38944 which closed recently, are required to upgrade to Entire System Server V3.5.2 to obtain the necessary support for this new function for JES2 that was implemented by this APAR.
  • As of July 2, 2012 with the release of Adabas 8.2.5, Adabas has enabled the zHPF protocol for I/O under z/OS 1.13 and above. Please see the following information via link.
  • As of April 3, 2012, IBM has announced IBM z/VSE V5.1.1 upgrade with availability on June 15th, 2012.
  • As of October 12, 2011, IBM has announced IBM z/VSE V5.1 with product availability being November 25th, 2011. The information on our web page has been updated with early information.
  • As of October 12, 2011, IBM has announced IBM z/VM V6.2 with product availability being December 2nd, 2011. The information on our web page has been updated with early information.
  • As of October 4, 2011, IBM has announced IBM Websphere MQ V7.1 for z/OS with product availability being November 25th, 2011.
  • As of October 4, 2011, IBM has announced IBM IMS 12 for z/OS with product availability being October 28th, 2011.
  • As of July 12, 2011, IBM has announced IBM zEnterprise 114 - Freedom by design midrange System z server which can run z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE, and LInux on System z. We at Software AG are not aware of any issues in migrating to the IBM z114 at this time.
  • As of July 12, 2011, IBM has announced General Availability for z/OS 13 for the IBM System z hardware platform. The z/OS document has been updated to reflect initial testing of Software AG products under this new release of z/OS 13. As of July 12th,  this product will be generally available to customers on September 30th, 2011.
  • As of April 5, 2011, IBM has announced General Availability for CICS TS V4.2 for z/OS for the IBM System z hardware platform. The CICS TS document for z/OS has been updated to reflect initial testing of Software AG products under this new release. As of June 24th, this product is now generally available.
  • As of October 22, 2010 IBM has announced General Availability for DB2 10 for z/OS for the IBM System z hardware platform. Please note that Software AG's Natural product will support DB2 10 with the release of Natural V4.2.7 (NDB427) and NDB432 which will both be released on December 7th, 2010.
  • As of October 5, 2010 IBM has announced General Availability for z/VSE 4.3 for the IBM System z hardware platform. Please see updated IBM Product Compatibility information below as of October 8th.
  • IBM has also announced General Availability for z/OS 12 for the IBM System z hardware platform. Please see updated IBM Product Compatibility information below.
  • As of July 22, 2010 Software AG is publishing the results of it's testing of z/OS Extended Address Volumes (EAV) with the introduction of IBM z/OS 12. Please see updated document below in the z/OS IBM Product Compatibility information section.
  • As of July 22, 2010 IBM has announced General Availability for z/OS 12 for the IBM System z hardware platform. Please see updated IBM Product Compatibility information below
  • As of July 22, 2010 IBM has announced General Availability for the IBM zEnterprise 196 (z196) family of servers. We have provided information on our product testing of this new IBM System z processor family.

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Software AG Highlights on the IBM z/OS platform:

Software Information

Products for IBM z/OS, update May 5th, 2014 
IBM Subsystems for z/OS:



Products for IBM z/VSE
, update April 15th, 2014

IBM Subsystems for z/VSE:



Products for z/VM , update February 12, 2014

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