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Do we have some free Mainframe simulator somewhere?

Post by Ami Patel » Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:02 pm

Hi,

Do we have some free Mainframe simulator somewhere? I want to do some practice from my home. I am not sure in absence of such a thing how does one learn it? Your guidance in this is highly appreciated.



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Re: Do we have some free Mainframe simulator somewhere?

Post by Akatsukami » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:58 pm

There is the Hercules emulator. Be aware, though, that you will have to be your own sysprog.


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Re: Do we have some free Mainframe simulator somewhere?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:58 pm

Continuing on what Akatsukami has said...


This link gives details about the Hercules System/370, ESA/390, and z/Architecture Emulator http://www.conmicro.cx/hercules/. Visit this site for hercules manuals: http://www.jaymoseley.com/hercules/.


Volker Bandke's: User Documentation Effort is stored at: http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/hercules/.

And MVS Turkey System, Version 3 is available at: http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/turnkey/ . Can download from here too, possibly: http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/turnkey/tk3_faq.html and http://www.ibiblio.org/jmaynard/turnkey-mvs-3.zip (ISO Image) .


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Re: Do we have some free Mainframe simulator somewhere?

Post by enrico-sorichetti » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:21 pm

for a beginner
http://wotho.ethz.ch/tk4-/
might be better

it provides a ONE CLICK full working environment, hercules executables and mvs 3.8 ++


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Re: Do we have some free Mainframe simulator somewhere?

Post by Anuj Dhawan » Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:33 pm

Agree Enrico. That's a new link for me too, Thanks.


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