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Use this tag for questions about mainframes (also known as "big iron" computers running operating system such as zOS, zVM, or zLinux) related to topics such as SCM, testing, operations, etc.

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QA instability due to lack of stable UAT/staging environment

Our testing teams are facing extensive downtime due to testing in a shared QA environment. When our front end teams perform end to end testing, their test (QA) environment points to the back end ...
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Which SCM solutions exist for managing mainframe software?

Imagine a company using mainframes to run (part of) their (often mission critical) business applications, and using z/OS (also known as OS/390, or MVS). What are the typical softwares they use to ...
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Which plugin should I use to get started with Jenkins to manage mainframe components in PDS format?

Assume somebody familiar with DevOps and mainframes, but new to Jenkins, wants to get started with Jenkins, e.g. to: investigate the feasibility of managing data stored in personal files (PDSes, i.e. ...
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How to hook up Jenkins to Endevor?

I'm not DevOps, I only come from a .net background, but I've been asked how to hook up Jenkins to kick off jobs, listening to Endevor mainframe? I only found this which talks about SCLM which as I ...
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How can I develop and support mainframe software without going broke?

Mainframe (zOS) software is still very much in use right now. Many of the most critical applications of banks, insurance companies, airlines, global companies, etc are running on (good old) mainframes....