ISV IBM zPDT Guide and Reference
This IBM® Redbooks® publication provides both introductory information and technical details for ISV IBM Z® Program Development Tool (IBM zPDT®), which produces a small IBM zSystems environment that is suitable for application development. ISV zPDT is a personal computer (PC) Linux application. When ISV zPDT is installed on Linux, normal IBM zSystems operating systems (such as IBM z/OS®) may be run on it. ISV zPDT provides the basic IBM zSystems architecture and provides emulated IBM 3390 disk drives, 3270 interfaces, Open Systems Adapter (OSA) interfaces, and other items.
The systems that are described in this publication are complex, with elements of Linux (for the underlying PC machine), IBM z/Architecture® (for the core zPDT elements), IBM zSystems I/O functions (for emulated I/O devices), z/OS (the most common IBM zSystems operating system), and various applications and subsystems under z/OS. We assume that the reader is familiar with general concepts and terminology of IBM zSystems hardware and software elements, and with basic PC Linux characteristics.
This publication provides the primary documentation for ISV zPDT and corresponds to zPDT V1 R11, commonly known as GA11.