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Online Mainframe Emulator in my PC

Postby gowthamgyaa » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:06 pm

Hi everyone,
I just need to know whether i can practice mainframe from my PC running on windows 7 and having a Network connection?
I have a UserID and password to access Mainframe from the PC in my Institute where am doing the Mainframe Course.
can i use that UserId and Password to work from my home to access mainframe of that Institute?
Any terminal emulator's can i use to code Mainframe Languages?
If not how can i practice mainframe Programs in my PC or online?


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Re: Can i work Practice Mainframe in my PC

Postby Robert Sample » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:27 pm

You would have to ask at your institute if you can access their machine from home. We don't work for them, so we don't know.

You are confusing terminal emulator -- which just provides you an access path to a mainframe -- with the actual mainframe. Terminal emulators are usually cheap but without a mainframe to connect to, they can do almost nothing for you. There may be public-accessible mainframes out there but I'm not aware of any. Google is your friend.

Depending upon what you are wanting, there may be solutions for you but you'll have to do some actual work to figure that out. Open COBOL, for example, is a free COBOL that can run on a PC and it is very compatible with Enterprise COBOL for z/OS machines. However, if you want to use something like JCL, then you need access to a mainframe.
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Re: Can i work Practice Mainframe in my PC

Postby gowthamgyaa » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:33 pm

Thank u Robert , Our Institute mainframe would be running mostly form 9 A.M to 5P.M , If i move to Institute i can access it 3hrs using the Username , p/w provided for me , so after that can i work in home by using the Mainframe in the institute with username & P/w provided by them?


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Re: Can i work Practice Mainframe in my PC

Postby Robert Sample » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:03 pm

Many mainframes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether or not the one at your institute is, only someone working at your institute can tell you. Whether or not the access required is different outside business hours, only someone working at your institute can tell you. Whether or not your institute allows students to connect from home, only someone working at your institute can tell you.

In other words, you may ask as many questions as you want here (at least until we get tired of them and lock the topic), but we cannot provide you any answers. Only someone working at the institute can provide you answers, and since none of us work for your institute, none of us can answer your questions.
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Re: Can i work Practice Mainframe in my PC

Postby Manojmse zos » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:41 pm

HI,

You can use .. just go to ur institute and note the configuration of the emulator and come to home

download this emulator fro here http://www.cryptoterm.com/index.php?opt ... 77&lang=en

then u can connect to mainframes and work on

important : u should have a decent internet speed

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Re: Can i work Practice Mainframe in my PC

Postby NicC » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:57 pm

You can use .. just go to ur institute and note the configuration of the emulator and come to home

download this emulator fro here http://www.cryptoterm.com/index.php?opt ... 77&lang=en

then u can connect to mainframes and work on


And be prepared to go to court charged with illegal access unless you have cleared it with your institute first.
The problem I have is that people can explain things quickly but I can only comprehend slowly.
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Re: Can i work Practice Mainframe in my PC

Postby gowthamgyaa » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:19 pm

@Manojmse
Actually thanks for the link but m not able to connect through it, inspite m having the IP address of my Institute , do no what would be the prob.
I m being working with Hercules turnkey emulator because in that they are giving free access to mainframe by providing username and password but i m unable to
Bring ISPF in that .
If u know can u guide me or i request any one who see the post to guide me.


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Re: Can i work Practice Mainframe in my PC

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:44 pm

sadly there is noo way to legally run a <modern> operating system ( zOS ) on hercules

but using the Turnkey MVS ( with the free mvs 3.8 ) You can still exercise quite a bit ...
RPF and REVIEW are quite usable

You might consider looking at
http://www.z390.org/
and
http://www.z390.org/zcobol/

for and assembler and cobol infrastructure fully hosted on Your PC ( no zOS needed )


here is an unedited replay of a post I made some time ago

all You need is already in the html pages included in the download

for the PDF version of the manuals see
http://hercdoc.glanzmann.org/

but here are some links that You might find useful

for the full hercules info shebang
http://www.hercules-390.org/
where the index page contains
- Hercules Installation and Operation
- Hercules Configuration File
- Hercules System Messages
- What's new in this release
- Release notes
- Hercules Frequently-Asked Questions

and
for free operating systems

http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/hercules/index.shtml
http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/turnkey/index.html
some of the info might be a bit outdated, but still a good source of info

and / or
http://www.jaymoseley.com/hercules/
more recent and well mantained

but.... remember hercules is an hardware emulator
You will need an operations system to ipl on top/under(*) it
(*) depends on the figures of speech You are used to

You might also lurk and join the hercules-390 group at yahoo
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/hercules-390/
cheers
enrico
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so that I am sure that the information requested can be reached with a very small effort

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