5.3. Background to Mainframe Interoperability
5.3.1. Current Mainframe Technology Update
The New IBM Mainframe
The IBM z/Series mainframe is a new product line of legacy S/390 mainframe hardware that provides backward compatibility for previous legacy operating systems using logical partitions (LPARs). The operating system z/OS provides support for multiple operating systems, including MVS, VSE, Linux, and OS/390 Unix Services.
OS/390 can be emulated on a notebook running Linux with a USB dongle and a valid license key. Fundamental Software has produced a Linux package called FLEX-ES (http://www.funsoft.com/index-technical.html) that developers may use as a development platform or for unit testing.
Under the z/OS, the management console is still ...