z/OSMF Software Deployment Application
Project and Program: MVS
, MVS Core Technologies
, SHARE in Atlanta 2012
Software Deployment is a new z/OSMF application in z/OSMF V1.13. The Software Deployment task provides a simplified process for cloning z/OS images and deploying z/OS software and maintenance. The Software Deployment task is a valuable addition to, or even possible replacement for, existing in-house software deployment tools. It can help reduce the incidence of error during the installation of a deployment process and ultimately help reduce the skills needed for deploying z/OS software. The Software Deployment task is designed to provide the functions needed to create and deploy a copy, or clone, of existing SMP/E-installed software., including: including IBM software installed using ServerPac, CBPDO, or fee-based installation offerings, as well as ISV or customer SMP/E-installed software.
The combination of z/OSMF V1.13 and z/OS V1.13 (with SMP/E 3.6) can help: reduce or reallocate resources normally used to develop and maintain in-house deployment tools; reduce errors and missed steps in the cloning process; and reduce the SMP/E skill level required by providing a task flow to complete a deployment.
In this session the speaker will review many software cloning techniques, identifying industry best practices and showing how the new Software Deployment function can be used to simplify the task.
Greg Daynes, IBM Corporation
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