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How to run a Z/OS Mainframe on Windows

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Step 1: Download and install “Hercules Emulator” using the link : www.hercules-390.org

 

Step 2: Download Configuration file for Hercules using the link : Hercules configuration file

 

Step 3: Copy the configuration file inside the hercules installation folder. (Installation folder is generally C:\Program files\hercules………). Overwrite if the file already exists.

 

Step 4: Now download the Z/OS using the link :  ZOS 1.10

Use applications like utorrent, Vuze to download. The total download size is over 16 GB, so be patient.

 

Step 5: Copy the ZOS files inside the hercules installation folder(C:\Program files\hercules…….) and rename the ZOS folder to “cckd”.

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————*****  CONGRATS !!!! You have installed a working Mainframe on your PC  ******——-

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Now lets IPL this Mainframe.(*IPL in Mainframe Terminology means booting up a system. So IPL a mainframe literally means booting up a Mainframe)

 

Step 6: Download a free 3270 emulator software such as ZoC and install it : Download link for ZoC 

 

Step 7: Now Run the “hercules.exe” and then press escape key.

 

Step 7: Press “L” then press “F” to boot the Zos. It will take around 5-7 minutes to boot.

 

Step 8: Open your 3270 terminal and connect to

ip address :  localhost

port :  3270

connection type : Telnet

 

Now enjoy running a Mainframe on your PC. Username of the system is “IBMUSER” and password is “SYS1”

 

NOTE: This release of Zos does not contain CICS. Everythinge else works fine.