1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 2, 2010 8:51 AM by Jamie Goodyear

    Progress Fuse v3.4.0.5 on Z/OS?

    Gary Motts Novice

      Does anyone know if Progress Fuse v3.4.0.5 is able to run on IBM's Z/OS platform as a USS (Unix System Services)?  We've tested it of course on an AIX platform which works well.

       

      -Thanks

       

      Gary

        • 1. Re: Progress Fuse v3.4.0.5 on Z/OS?
          Jamie Goodyear Newbie

          Hi Gary,

           

          I have not had the opportunity to try ESB 3.4.0.5 out on a Z-series, so I do not know if it will work directly out of the box with out a little bit of configuration.

           

          The biggest issue will be that character encoding is not ascii/utf8 based. It will probably work easiest if you set the default char encoding to UTF-8 (there's a system prop for that) and then edit all the config files, scripts, etc on a unix/windows machine and then just transfer in binary mode to the z/OS.

           

          The next issues will be that our scripts were developed mostly with bash in mind instead of z/os shell or tsch. They may require some minor tweaks, unless you already have bash on your system.

           

          Finally I know that some of the shell interface key combos are different from what we normally would use.. ex. Ctrl-D on Unix would be Ctrl + function key or some other escape sequence.

           

          Baring the above in mind we do not have z/OS on our supported platforms list, so there could be more issues that I'm not aware of at the moment.

           

          I do believe that IBM has a port of bash available:

          http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/z/os/zos/features/unix/library/IBM+Redbooks/index.html#bash

           

          Differences from a UNIX or AIX environment to z/OS:

          http://publibz.boulder.ibm.com/cgi-bin/bookmgr_OS390/BOOKS/bpxza470/2.1?DT=20060602105904

           

          Cheers,

          Jamie