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Mainframe simulator

Postby yousufroushan » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:17 pm

Hi,
I need a mainframe simulator which allows me to code JCL/VSAM/COBOL and REXX/CLIST also. Provide me necessary details.
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Re: Mainframe simulator

Postby Robert Sample » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:58 pm

Hercules and the turnkey MVS system are probably your best route. Google hercules emulator for details and download information. But be aware Hercules is just the hardware emulation -- you'll need to install a version of MVS to be able to use JCL and so forth. Under IBM license agreements, you generally cannot run z/OS or OS/390 on Hercules in any legal fashion.

Your only other choice, as far as I am aware, is to become an IBM Partner developer in which case IBM will sell you a PC with z/OS installed for a mere $20,000 or so.
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Re: Mainframe simulator

Postby yousufroushan » Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:25 am

thanks robert.
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