Welcome to System z® Platform Test, also known as Integration Test. Our organization consists of various teams, including:
A team of z/OS testers and system programmers run a Parallel Sysplex on which we perform the final verification of a z/OS release before it becomes generally available to customers. As we do our testing, we gather experiences, hints, tips, and recommendations and publish them as the System z Platform Test Report for z/OS and Linux Virtual Servers.
We publish a new test report with each new release of z/OS, and a mid-release update. We also provide interim feature articles describing our most recent test experiences in between each test report.
The z/OS System z Parallel Sysplex Recovery (GA22-7286-01) report describes our experiences performing recovery actions in our Parallel Sysplex environment.
The Linux Virtual Server team’s primary responsibility is to emulate leading-edge customer environments, workloads, and activities. This includes running Linux native on System z and as a z/VM guest in a heterogeneous Linux server environment.
After general availability (GA), testing of z/OS continues through Consolidated Service Test (CST), where z/OS service along with key subsystems and tools service continues to be tested together. CST recommends service on a quarterly and monthly basis with published results.
Integration test is just one phase of the testing that IBM performs on the z/OS operating system. For information about the complete IBM test strategy for z/OS, see the IBM Systems Journal article,
What we offer
New! Recently we released a new edition of our test report which describes our experiences testing on z/OS V1R13. This new edition, titled z/OS V1R13 System z Platform Test Report for z/OS and Linux Virtual Servers, is located in our Test Report Library.