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1 Rational Development and Test Environment for System z (RD&T) Off host mainframe development and testing Author notes This is the IBM Rational standard template for internal and external Rational presentations. It was created in Microsoft PowerPoint Standard Edition This template is also converted and provided in Lotus Symphony v3.0. Additional IBM Rational presentation assets and resources can be found on Rational’s Managing the Brand W3 page: https://w3-03.ibm.com/software/marketing/marksite.nsf/AllMarketingPages/Brand-Rational-rt_rtb?opendocument?opendocument IBM Rational Brand Overview slides, as well as other important brand messaging assets, can be found on the Rational Brand Content Page: If internal presentations are confidential, please add: “IBM Confidential” to the slide masters Select: View / Master / Slide Master and add “IBM Confidential” to both the title master and slide master Use sentence case capitalization for presentation titles, slide titles, category labels and bullets: Format / Change Case / Sentence Case. Initial capitalization is limited to our products and offerings. Imagery guidance Avoid using cartoon like clip-art, use photo-art instead. Third party material cannot be used in a presentation without written permission (this includes product and Web page screen shots). Images must be acquired from a ‘royalty-free to use’ source such as: IBMers can use images from IBM approved image libraries: https://w3- 03.ibm.com/software/marketing/marksite.nsf/AllMarketingPages/Brand- Rational-rt_rtb?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=4#_Section2 Microsoft or Lotus Symphony Clip Art library (accessible through PowerPoint or Symphony “Insert Clip Art / Online”) Applying this template to your existing presentation Task Pane needs to be viewable: Select View / Task Pane Select Slide Design - Design Templates from the Task Pane pull-down menu Select “Browse” at the bottom, and find “Rational_Standard_Template.pot” on your hardrive and click Apply Please note that not all slides will reformat appropriately once template is applied. Some reformatting will be necessary Printing your presentation on a black and white printer Prior to printing your presentation, view the slides in grayscale mode: Select View / Color/Grayscale / Grayscale Select problem graphics or text and right-click and select Grayscale Setting Select the grayscale setting that displays the problem graphic/text the best Note: Changing the greyscale setting does not affect the color view Return to Normal View by selecting View / Color/Grayscale / Color Mark Boyd Client Technical Specialist, Rational Enterprise Modernization Alisa Morse RD&T Product Manager 10/7/14

2 “I can’t even work on Mondays! Production workload kicks me off.”
Business constraints with mainframe development today Which limits the amount of System z production workload coming online “Operations tell me it will take two months to get my test system allocated.” “My development capacity charge-back is consuming my entire budget. I can’t spend on tools.” “I can only test my batch applications in offline hours. Online apps consume the 9-5 cycles.” “We don’t have the capital budget to obtain more mainframe test resources for my developers. It’s easier and cheaper to get a Windows or Unix box.” “It is difficult for my developers to learn the mainframe. Operations controls can prevent experimentation by developers..” IT Skills concerns  Improve approachability of the platform IT Productivity concerns  System staff less responsive than desired in balancing AD vs. production requirements Mainframe capacity limits  capital constraints on new hardware can limit the amount of time developers have on systems (e.g., Monday morning batch workload window problem) New workload models (Retain existing application workload)  Developers expect easy access and configuration of unit testing on workstation (e.g., WebSphere unit test environment) IT Cost containment  Lower cost of unit testing by offloading unit test cycles to lower cost platforms Supporting Analyst Thoughts 1.5 Million COBOL developers declining 5% per year – Gartner We need the enhanced productivity of developers being in control of unit testing. - Minnesota customer purchasing MicroFocus RDz is more productive than MicroFocus although they are leader for local development - Norwegian University Study We need to be in control of unit testing. Our systems programmers don’t have the time to respond to our requirements for hundreds of CICS regions, databases, etc. - RBSG There is a chasm between the Developers and IT Operations staff Developers don’t have control of non-Intel systems The ability to easily configure and deploy an application to the target runtime for testing proves to be very programmer time-consuming task as well as the ability to automatically test the resulting application/service. This is accentuated when considering composite applications consisting of WAS and another platforms’ runtime. The development environment is perceived as more expensive on System z then on intel Another aspect of this is that there is no differentiation of mip costs between development mips vs test mips vs production mips. Some customers expect development/test mips should be less expensive since high QOS is not required. “I can’t even work on Mondays! Production workload kicks me off.” “I want to try out creating Event Processing and ATOM apps, but my system isn’t scheduled for a CICS update till 2013.” “The Mainframe isn’t cool anymore. It’s faster and cheaper to develop on a Unix platform.”

3 RD&T Description The Dev and Test Environment consists of:
Dev and Test Environment (based on zPDT) Dev and Test Environment can provide a System z development platform on a PC capable of running z/OS provides great flexibility to run a customized environment Software stack provides a choice of IBM middleware test environments actual middleware software (including z/OS) actual enterprise compilers no API simulation Rational Dev and Test RTCz Agent RDz Agent System z S/W Stack Debug Tool CICS DB2 WebSphere/z IMS Assembler COBOL C/C++ PL/I z/OS Technically… Dev and Test Environment x86 PC or HX5 Blade running Linux <USB License Key> 3

4 Typical uses Prototyping and V2V migration- drive newer technologies and levels of software to production more quickly Employee Education in an indestructible, approachable environment Distributing development and test activities for higher availability, quality, and productivity. Benefits: Increased availability of mainframe dev/test environment Reduces issues with shared data No waiting for sys admins to make changes on the mainframe Enabling new software delivery methodologies such as Continuous Integration Enabling development and test for geographically dispersed and outsourced teams

5 Affordable off host development and test environment
Create additional mainframe development and test capacity without increasing MIPS Develop and test z/OS applications anywhere, anytime Free up mainframe development MIPS for production workload Eliminate costly delays by reducing burden on existing IT operations staff Exploit the latest z/OS software, including z/OS 2.1, CICS 5.2, IMS 13, and COBOL 5.1 Includes Rational Integration Tester 8.6 z/OS components to minimize subsystem dependencies during unit testing Affordable off host development and test environment RDz & ISPF RDz 10/6/14 RD&T 9.1 Announcement This release of the Rational Development and Test Environment for System z offers new System z compatibility that includes: zEC12 GA2 CPU Architecture -The relevant instruction set for the System zEC12 GA2 CPU Architecture is now included zEC12 Crypto Emulation Enhancements -Emulated Crypto Express 4S support for Export TDES key under AES transport key -Diversified Key Generation CBC support -IPEK support -RXX Key wrapping method support zEC12 GA2 Coupling Enhanced Coupling Support (zEC12 CF19) with improved resilience 3590/3592 Tape Support Emulated 3590/3592 tape is now supported Rational Development and Test Environment for System z 9.1 comes packaged with a newly updated and preconfigured set of IBM z/OS software for development usage specifically in the Rational Development and Test Environment for System z. This software includes: z/OS V2.1 and V1.13, including subfeatures WebSphere Application Server for z/OS V8.0, and V8.5 CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) V4.1, V4.2, V5.1, and V5.2 IMS V12.1 and V13.1 DB2 for z/OS, V10 and V11 WebSphere MQ for z/OS, V7.1 IBM Java SDK for z/OS, V6.0, V6.0.1, V7.0, and V7.1 Enterprise COBOL V5.1 Enterprise PL/I V4.4 IBM Rational COBOL Runtime V6.0.1 (EGL) IBM Debug Tool V13.1 The included IBM software products are provided for development purposes only on an as-is basis. No technical support or APAR/PTF deliverables are provided for the included software as listed in the Supporting Programs section of the product license with your purchase of the Rational Development and Test Environment for System z. Other Rational Development and Test Environment for System z enhancements include: Rational Developer for System z V9.1 z/OS components for easy integration of Rational Development and Test Environment for System z with Rational Developer for System z to enable off host edit, compile, debug. Note that use of these components requires purchase of licenses of Rational Developer for System z or Rational Developer for the Enterprise Rational Team Concert 5.0 z/OS components, for easy integration of Rational Development and Test Environment for System z with Rational Team Concert to enable off host pre-production builds. Note that use of these components requires purchase of appropriate Rational Team Concert licenses. Rational Integration Tester 8.6 components that are required to enable virtualization of CICS, IMS, and DB/2 invocations on Rational Development and Test Environment for System z. Note that use of these components requires purchase of appropriate Rational Integration Tester licenses. Support for virtualization via Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM), for improved hardware utilization and simplified management. Generation of all types of Rational Development and Test Environment for System z licenses via the Rational License Key Center. Note that the generated license files must still be applied to the USB hardware device for Rational Development and Test Environment for System z operation. What’s New A leading global financial services firm with assets of over $2 trillion Reduced manual testing from days to 10 minutes, saving over $7 million to date A leading provider of vehicle rentals increased developer productivity by 25% and decreased time to market Note: This Program is licensed only for development and test of applications that run on IBM z/OS. The Program may not be used to run production workloads of any kind, nor more robust development workloads including without limitation production module builds, pre-production testing, stress testing, or performance testing.

6 z/OS 2.1 Distribution z/OS V2.1, including sub-features
Encryption Facility IBM HTTP Server DITTO/ESA IBM z/OS Management Facility IBM PD Tools Tools Base for z/OS IBM Debug Tool 13.1 IBM File Manager 13.1** IBM Fault Analyzer 13.1** CICS Transaction Server CICS 4.2, 5.1, 5.2 CICS/VSAM Recovery 5.1, 5.2 CICS Transaction Gateway 9.0 CICS Tools Interdependency Analyzer for CICS for z/OS 5.1, 5.2** CICS Deployment Assistant 5.1, 5.2 Tivoli Tivoli System Automation for z/OS 3.5 Tivoli NetView 6.1 Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS 9.2 Compilers IBM Compiler for REXX 1.4 IBM Enterprise PL/I 4.4 IBM COBOL 5.1 IBM Rational COBOL Runtime (EGL) XL C++ 2.1 IBM Java SDK for z/OS 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1 WebSphere Application Server for z/OS 8.0, 8.5, Liberty Profile DB2 for z/OS DB2 for z/OS 10, 11 DB2 Utility Suite for z/OS DB2 Administration Tool for z/OS DB2 Object Comparison Tool for z/OS DB2 for z/OS QMF IMS IMS 11, 12, 13 IMS Utilities 12 IMS Database Control Suite for z/OS 12 WebSphere MQ for z/OS 7.1 Rational Developer for System z 9.1 z/OS components Rational Team Concert 5.0 z/OS components 10/7/14 ** additional license terms and conditions apply

7 Benefits of Rational Development and Test Environment for System z
Better quality Better development and test coverage earlier in the cycle- defects eliminated at code phase cost 12x less than those found in QA Enable easier problem determination with isolated environments Free up development and test MIPS for higher value workloads Reduce development and test costs, including development and test capacity chargebacks Implement DevOps practices to improve quality and delivery time without consuming mainframe resources Reduce cycle time Enable teams to work in parallel by distributing dev and test activities Liberate developers to rapidly prototype application changes- no waiting for operations Automate activities without worrying about MIPS consumption 7 10/7/14

8 Learning Resources RD&T Product Page
How to create your own mainframe application development sandbox with RD&T z/OS Continuous Integration dW article DevOps for the Enterprise tech talks: RD&T Product Documentation, including zPDT Redbooks RD&T Hub If you are interested in trying RD&T yourself, please contact Brad Adams 8 10/7/14

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11 www.ibm.com/software/rational Brad Adams btadams@us.ibm.com
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