- z/OS V1R12 Elements and features
Description of all z/OS elements indicating whether it's a base element or a priced or unpriced optional element
- z/OS V1R12 Migration and Installation page
This page contains the manuals for migrating from z/OS 1.10 and z/OS 1.11 to z/OS 1.12
Index of z/OS Migration Manuals
If you're still interested in earlier migrations, here's a collection of all earlier migration guides.
- Presentation : Migration to z/OS 1.12, part 1
Presentation : Migration to z/OS 1.12, part 2
I mentioned these presentations by Marna Walle on earlier migrations too. I only once had the opportunity to attend Marna Walle's presentations here in Europe during a Technical University last year and I can only say : the presentation material is good, but if you have the opportunity to see Marna give the presentations, do not hesitate !
- Presentation : z/OS V1R12 JES 3 Latest status and new features
The company, RealDolmen originated from, uses JES3, so here's one for them.
- PDF and Book files available with the Z/OS Information Center and
z/OS V1R12 elements and features PDF files
It's me I guess, but sometimes I have trouble finding my way through the Information Centers, so I usually start looking for the .PDF files. So, if you're in the same situation, here they are.
Just pay attention : both pages mention a migration guide from z/OS 1.9. Don't get your hopes up high : there is no direct migration path from z/OS 1.9 to z/OS 1.12. It's referring to a z/OS 1.11 manual.
- z/OS Statements of Direction
Always interesting to check whether there are some Statements of Direction that might have an impact on your shop in the future.
- z/OS and z/OSMF articles
Check out the latest z/OS Hot Topics Newsletter for various articles on z/OS, z/OS migration and z/OSMF. There's more on z/OSMF in this IBM Systems Magazine article by Gita Grube Berg and Anuja Deedwaniya, also highlighting the new functionalities in V1R12.
- IBM Platform Test
I just want to mention this site again as it's publishing a test report of every z/OS migration simulating a real-life sysplex environment. It's written from the perspective of the system engineer. They "describe the cross-product and integrated testing that we do" and "share our experiences. In short, if any of our experiences turn out to be painful,
we tell you how to avoid that pain". The latest publication is still on z/OS 1.11 but I expect to see a publication on a z/OS 1.12 migration by december.