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IBM Mainframe

  • 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.

  • IBM-Main FAQ

    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.

  • MTS - Amdahl 470/V6

    Detailed information on Michigan Terminal System (MTS), includes Merit network, help section and list of articles written by others.

  • 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.

  • Serebra Learning

    Offers computer-based training courses on IBM mainframes.

  • SHARE CICS Project

    Provides forum for IBM CICS users, technical education, news and information on activities.

  • SHARE Inc.

    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.

  • VTAM for VSE/ESA and VM/ESA

    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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