Booting an IBM MP 3000 S/390 System
scaron at umich.edu
Tue Aug 11 08:38:24 CDT 2015
I don't think you're allowed to run z/OS on Hercules even if you pay IBM,
no? Or did they lift that restriction? The licensing on the image which
Alessandro is referring to is undoubtedly questionable in the whole; I was
just curious, since it sounds like he maybe had seen it before, if it was
"complete" and had big layered products like ISPF included and working as
On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 1:08 AM, Guy Sotomayor <ggs at shiresoft.com> wrote:
> z/OS is a licensed product from IBM (read $$$'s involved). Generally you
> can't run anything newer
> than MVS 3.8j on Hercules. See the Hercules website (
> http://www.hercules-390.eu). It has links
> to other sites where you can get various OS's and other programs that can
> be legally run.
> Note that there is a "turnkey" system for MVS 3.8j that is set up for
> Hercules that has an ISPF-like
> clone. I have that set up to run on my Mac. I also have the VM/370
> "sixpack" installed as well
> when I want to run VM/370.
> The version of z/OS installed on my MP3000 does have ISPF (along with lots
> of other program
> products) installed.
> TTFN - Guy
> On 8/10/15 2:33 PM, Sean Caron wrote:
>> Does it include ISPF? Using MVS is a bear without it...
>> On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 5:17 PM, Mazzini Alessandro <mazzinia at tin.it>
>> Well, there's a z/os image for hercules, floating around....
>>> -----Messaggio originale-----
>>> Da: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] Per conto di Kevin
>>> Inviato: lunedì 10 agosto 2015 21:55
>>> A: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
>>> Oggetto: Re: Booting an IBM MP 3000 S/390 System
>>> On Tue, Aug 04, 2015 at 11:20:42PM -0700, Guy Sotomayor wrote:
>>> I spent some time today and made a video of my MP 3000 system booting
>>>> up to z/OS. The video is here: http://youtu.be/WnJmeQR0GQU.
>>> Sadly I'll have to wait until I get home to watch it. YouTube is blocked
>>> where I work. I suspect I'll be experiencing extreme envy as I watch it.
>>> The closest I have is Hercules running the OSes freely available to
>>> hobbyists. Just one thing - one doesn't boot z/OS, one IPL's z/OS. :-)
>>> Bruceville, TX
>>> What's the definition of a legacy system? One that works!
>>> Errare humanum est, ignoscere caninum.
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