z/OS V1R12.0 elements and features

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z/OS V1R12.0 consists of the elements and features listed here. The elements deliver essential operating system functions. When you order z/OS V1R12.0, you receive all of the elements. The features are orderable with z/OS V1R12.0. They provide additional operating system function. Many of the optional features are priced; however, some are unpriced (free), as indicated below.

Here's an alphabetical listing of all z/OS V1R12.0 elements and features:

AB | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | KL | M | N | O | P | QR | S | T | UVWXYZ



AB


Alternate Library for REXX

Base element

The Alternate Library for REXX enables users who do not have the REXX on zSeries library installed to run compiled REXX programs. It contains a language processor that transforms the compiled programs and runs them with the REXX interpreter which is shipped as part of the z/OS operating system.

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Base Control Program (BCP) or MVS

Base element

The BCP provides the essential operating system services of z/OS. It includes the I/O Control Program and the z/OS UNIX System Services Kernel. z/OS XML System Services is added in z/OS V1R8.

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Workload Manager/System Resources Manager home page

z/OS XML System Services home page


BDT

Base element


Related features:

Bulk Data Transfer (BDT) File-to-File
Bulk Data Transfer (BDT) SNA NJE

Bulk Data Transfer (BDT) provides the base services required by its features to transfer data from one system to another.

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BDT File-to-File

Priced optional feature
Can be dynamically enabled

BDT File-to-File allows users at one z/OS system in a SNA network to copy data sets to or from another z/OS system in the network. This feature is related to the element BDT.

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BDT SNA NJE

Priced optional feature
Can be dynamically enabled

BDT SNA NJE allows users to transmit jobs, output, commands, and messages from one computer to another within a SNA network. This feature is related to the element BDT.

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BookManager BUILD

Priced optional feature
Can be dynamically enabled

Related feature:

Library Server
BookManager READ

BookManager BUILD creates online books to be used by BookManager READ. This feature supports dynamic enablement.

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BookManager READ

Base element

Related feature:

Library Server
BookManager BUILD

BookManager READ displays, searches, and manages online books and bookshelves that were created by BookManger BUILD.

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C


C/C++ without Debug Tool

Priced optional feature
Can be dynamically enabled

Related element:

Run-Time Library Extensions

C/C++ without Debug Tool includes:

  • A C compiler
  • A C++ compiler
  • C/C++ application development utilities


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Common Information Model

Base element

Common Information Model (CIM), introduced in z/OS V1R7 and z/OS.e V1R7, is a standard data model for describing and accessing systems management data in heterogeneous environments. It allows system administrators to write applications that measure system resources in a network with different operating systems and hardware.

To enable z/OS for cross platform management, a subset of resources and metrics of a z/OS system are mapped into the CIM standard data model.

For encryption, CIM uses the DES 56-bit algorithm and, if z/OS Security Level 3 is installed, the TDES 168-bit algorithm.

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Communications Server

Base element

Related feature:

Communication Server Security Level 3

Communications Server supports secure TCP/IP, SNA, and UNIX networking throughout an enterprise. It gives you the ability to connect subsystems and applications to each other and to connect network devices.

Communications Server consists of TCP/IP and SNA functions.

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Communications Server Security Level 3

Unpriced optional feature

This feature provides authentication and security services in an IP network environment. It provides support for packet filtering, tunnels, and network address translation (NAT) which enables secure communication over private and public networks. It uses the DES algorithm and it includes SSL triple DES (TDES), SNMPv3 56-bit, and IPSec TDES.

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Cryptographic Services

Base element

Related feature: z/OS Security Level 3

Cryptography is the transformation of data to conceal its meaning. In z/OS, the base element Cryptographic Services provides the following base cryptographic functions: data secrecy, data integrity, personal identification, digital signatures, and management of cryptographic keys.

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D



DCE Base Services

Base element

DCE Base Services (OSF DCE level 1.1) provides services for developing and running client/server applications, including remote procedure call, directory, security, and distributed time services.

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DFSMSdfp

Base element

Related features:

DFSMSdss
DFSMShsm
DFSMSrmm
DFSMStvs

DFSMSdfp provides storage, data, program, and device management functions.

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DFSMSdss

Priced optional feature
Can be dynamically enabled

DFSMSdss is a DASD data and space management tool.

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DFSMShsm

Priced optional feature
Can be dynamically enabled

DFSMShsm is a DASD storage management and productivity tool for managing low-activity and inactive data.

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DFSMSrmm

Priced optional feature
Can be dynamically enabled

DFSMSrmm helps you manage your removable media as one enterprise-wide library across z/OS systems that can either share DASD or have TCP/IP connectivity.

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DFSMStvs

Priced optional feature
Can be dynamically enabled

DFSMStvs (Transactional VSAM Services) enables batch jobs and CICS online transactions to update shared VSAM data sets concurrently.

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DFSORT

Priced optional feature
Can be dynamically enabled

DFSORT sorts, merges, and copies data.

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Distributed File Service

Base element

Distributed File Service support provides the file serving component of OSF DCE. Independent of DCE, it also provides SMB file and print serving support for Windows clients and SMB file serving support for OS/2 clients.

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E


EREP

Base element

The Environmental Record Editing and Printing Program (EREP) edits and prints reports for the records placed in the error recording data set (ERDS), helping IBM service representatives fix problems.

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ESCON Director Support

Base element

ESCON Director Support enables the reporting of ESCON director device errors to z/OS.

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F


FFST

Base element

FFST provides immediate notification and first failure data capture for software events.

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G


GDDM

Base element

Related features:

GDDM-PGF
GDDM-REXX

GDDM provides graphical presentation services and device driving capability.

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GDDM-PGF

Priced optional feature

GDDM-Presentation Graphics Feature (PGF) is a set of programs for creating presentation material in a variety of styles.

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GDDM-REXX

Priced optional feature

GDDM-REXX is a productivity tool that enables programmers to prototype GDDM applications and to create small routines and utility programs quickly and easily.

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H


Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD)

Base element

Related feature:

Hardware Configuration Manager (HCM)

HCD defines both the operating system configuration and the processor hardware configuration for a system.

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Hardware Configuration Manager (HCM)

Priced optional feature

Related feature:

Hardware Configuration Definition (HCD)

HCM is a PWS-based client/server interface to the base element HCD.

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High Level Assembler (HLASM)

Base element

Related feature:

High Level Assembler Toolkit

HLASM integrates almost all of the functions of past assemblers and provides extensions and improvements.

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High Level Assembler Toolkit (HLASM Toolkit)

Priced optional feature

Related feature:

High Level Assembler (HLASM)

HLASM Toolkit provides tools to improve application development, debugging, and recovery.

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I


IBM HTTP Server

Base element

The IBM HTTP Server provides for scaleable, high performance Web serving for critical e-business applications. It is exclusive to z/OS. This element was previously known as a base element of z/OS under the names Lotus Domino Go, the Internet Connection Secure Server (ICSS) and the Internet Connection Server (ICS).

IBM HTTP Server now includes IBM HTTP NA Secure, formerly a separately orderable, unpriced feature. IBM Server NA Secure includes Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Proxy Authentication, and a repository for home pages. It supports multiple IP addresses and double-byte character set.

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IBM Tivoli Directory Server for z/OS (IBM TDS for z/OS)

Base element

Related feature:
z/OS Security Level 3

IBM TDS for z/OS, introduced as a new base element in z/OS V1R8, provides client access to an LDAP server It consists of a new, rewritten LDAP server, an LDAP client, and utilities. The LDAP client and utilities can be used with the Integrated Security Services LDAP Server or the new ITDS for z/OS LDAP server.

ITDS for for z/OS
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ICKDSF (Device Support Facilities)

Base element

ICKDSF (Device Support Facilities) enables you to perform functions needed for the installation and use of IBM DASD.

ICKDSF R17
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Infoprint Server

Priced optional feature

Infoprint Server allows you to print files on z/OS printers from any workstation that has TCP/IP access.

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Integrated Security Services

Base element

Related feature:
z/OS Security Level 3

Integrated Security Services is an element introduced in z/OS V1R5.0. It contains DCE Security Server, OCEP, LDAP server, Network Authentication Services, and Enterprise Identity Mapping (EIM) — all of which used to be part of the Security Server priced optional feature in previous z/OS releases.

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ISPF

Base element

ISPF is a full-screen editor and dialogue manager.

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J


JES2

Base element

JES2 accepts the submission of work for the BCP and exercises independent control over its job processing.

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JES3

Priced optional feature

JES3 accepts the submission of work for the BCP and exercises centralized control over its job processing.

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KL


Language Environment

Base element

Language Environment provides the runtime environment for programs generated with:

  • z/OS XL C/C++
  • C/C++ for MVS/ESA
  • AD/Cycle C/370 Compiler
  • IBM VisualAge for Java, Enterprise Edition for z/OS
  • Enterprise COBOL for z/OS
  • COBOL for OS/390 & VM
  • COBOL for MVS & VM (formerly COBOL/370)
  • Enterprise PL/I for z/OS
  • PL/I for MVS & VM
  • VS FORTRAN and FORTRAN IV (in compatibility mode)


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Library Server

Base element

Related feature:

BookManager BUILD
BookManager READ

Library Server converts BookManager books to HTML for display through a Web browser.

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M



Managed System Infrastructure for Setup

Base element

Managed System Infrastructure for Setup (msys for Setup) offers a new approach for installing and configuring z/OS and products that run on z/OS. The configuration process is driven by a graphical user interface (plug-ins) that greatly facilitates the definition of customization parameters. The defined configuration is automatically applied to the system.

In z/OS V1R8, six of the seven plugins are removed from the Managed System Infrastructure for Setup (msys for Setup) element. The six plug-ins removed are:

  • IP Services
  • ISPF
  • Language Environment
  • Parallel Sysplex
  • RMF
  • z/OS UNIX


The only remaining plug-in, the DB2 V8 plug-in, is unaffected and remains available for enablement, setup, and configuration of DB2. Also remaining are the framework and DFSMS support.

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Metal C Runtime Library

Base element

The Metal C Runtime Library element provides a set of header files and functions for use with the XL C METAL compiler option. The XL C METAL compiler option generates code that does not require access to the Language Environment support at run time. Instead, the METAL option provides C-language extensions that allow you to specify assembly statements that call system services directly.

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MICR/OCR

Base element

MICR/OCR provides the device support code for various magnetic and optical devices.



N


Network File System (NFS)

Base element

Network File System acts as a file server to workstations, personal computers, or other authorized systems in a TCP/IP network.

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O


OSA Support Facility (OSA/SF)

Base element

Open Systems Adapter (OSA) Support Facility customizes the modes and port parameters of an OSA-2, which provides S/390 network connectivity directly to LANs and WANs that support IP and SNA protocols.

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P


3270 PC File Transfer Program

Base element

The 3270 PC File Transfer Program transfers files from the host to the workstation for off-line data manipulation, updating or correction.



QR


Resource Measurement Facility (RMF)

Priced optional feature

Resource Measurement Facility (RMF) is an optional feature. It gathers data about z/OS resource usage and provides reports at any system in a sysplex.

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Run-Time Library Extensions

Base element

Related features:

C/C++ without Debug Tool

Run-Time Library Extensions includes Common Debug Architecture libraries, the c89 utility, and legacy libraries used to support existing programs.

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S


SDSF

Priced optional feature

System Display and Search Facility (SDSF) provides information to monitor, manage, and control your z/OS system.

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Security Server

Priced optional feature

Related element

Integrated Security Services

Security Server is an optional feature of z/OS and lets you control access to protected resources. It consists of RACF.

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SMP/E

Base element

SMP/E is a tool for installing and maintaining software and for managing the inventory of software that has been installed.

SMP/E for z/OS V3R4.0
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T


TIOC

Base element

TIOC allows console services and TSO/E communication with the terminal hardware.


TSO/E

Base element

Time Sharing Option/Extensions (TSO/E) provides an interactive terminal interface. As in prior releases of TSO/E, this element includes CLISTs and REXX, but does not include a REXX compiler.

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UVWXYZ


z/OS Security Level 3

Unpriced optional feature

z/OS Security Level 3 is an unpriced optional feature introduced in z/OS V1R5.0. It includes the following: OCSF Security Level 3, System SSL Security Level 3, Network Authentication Service Security Level 3, and ITDS for z/OS Security Level 3.

OCSF Security Level 3 and System SSL Security Level 3
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Network Authentication Service Level 3
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z/OS UNIX System Services

Base element

z/OS UNIX System Services provides the standard command interface to familiar and interactive UNIX users.

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