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CICS - Customer Information Control System

Family of connectors and servers application, includes information on products and services. Plus events, downloads and support.

CICS Central

Discussion on IBM CICS, reviews, and product announcements as well as related links.

DB2 Server for VSE and VM

Contains overview, components and database monitoring tools. Support for TCP/IP enables to access data from client that supports TCP/IP over DRDA.


ESA utility proven for working with data across various formats and storage media. Can access, migrate, display and maintain files on any system/390 device.

GDDM - Graphical Data Display Manager

Provides IBM host data processing presentation services, includes user control facility and image symbol editor.

IBM ShopzSeries

IBM's tool to plan zSeries software as well as order tailored service and product packages, includes information on registration.

IBM Storage Software

Offers virtualization, productivity center and tivoli storage manager with descriptions. Includes DFSMS, DFSORT and z/OS software.


Contains collection of commonly asked questions on IBM-Main mailing list/newsgroup provided with answers.

Jaqui's Papers and Presentations

Presents technical conference notes, includes planning and performance. Plus storage management, Linux and TCP/IP.

Mainframe VM and VSE

Contains various mainframe related links with brief descriptions, tips and hints.

Mainframe dictionary includes links to manuals, downloads and hardware as well as programming information.

Mike Murach's Mainframe Books

Collections of Cobol, CICS, DB2, IMS, MVS, DOS/VSE and JCL books for mainframe programmers.

Muraleedharan: Mainframe Programming

Contains articles that discusses CICS, DB2, JCL, MVS and RACF software topics.

Operating Systems for IBM Mainframe

Provides links and brief descriptions of z/OS, z/OS.e, Linux on system z, z/VM, TPF and z/VSE.

RACF Glossary

Selection of terms that being defined, includes brief overview of glossary.

Serebra Learning

Offers computer-based training courses on IBM mainframes.


SHARE is a voluntary membership organization known for its technical conferences that deliver expertise, hands-on instruction, and networking opportunities, and other educational programs. The benefits of membership are stated, and an online discussion forum is featured.

VSAM Demystified

IBM redbook intended to be used as reference for VSAM functions. Includes basics, performance, sample code, problem determination and recovery.


Virtual Telecommunications Access Method (VTAM). Provides overview, system requirements, support and list of features.

WAVV: World Alliance of VSE and VM

User group to promote users interests of VSE, VM and Linux operating systems.

z/Transaction Processing Facility

Operating system designed to provide real-time transaction processing for e-business applications, runs on IBM's zSeries servers.

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