Quickload software for IBM System z is a revolutionary productivity tool which will dramatically reduce the time and effort to install and migrate to a new level of your System z operating systems.

QUICKLOAD provides 3 major components to facilitate the installation upgrade and migration process of your z/OS operating system.

OS Installer

The OS Installer will dramatically reduce the time, effort, and level of expertise necessary to install upgrades to the IBM mainframe and System z operating systems. Now there is an alternative to the many tapes and hours it takes to load a new version of the operating system. The OS Installer will deliver your system on DVDs, which will allow you to load your new “migration-ready operating system” in one day.

The OS Installer includes many pre-customized options and can be used by team members who have less installation experience, conserving important time and resources. Using The OS Installer's GUI interface, it is easy to install additional software (also provided on DVDs) such as CICS, Websphere MQ, PSF, compilers, DB2, etc. The existence of this product technology gives the mainframe a true “Install Wizard”.

Discovery Browser

Quickload makes use of our unique technology, called Discovery. Discovery will analyze various system components and provide an XML based window-view of the system configuration of your existing operating system. Easy drill-down views facilitate a quick understanding of interfacing system components and therefore expedite the discovery and planning process.

Discovery will populate the registry from multiple systems and can detect a sysplex system environment. This view is then displayed in a tree format for easy drill down analysis. Some of the information that is collected is: parmlib, catalog structure, iplparm information, available devices, security information, sysplex information and network information. This information - which is used with the OS Installer, the Discovery Browser and the Migration Utility - eliminates the need to memorize dataset & member names, and provides accurate information thereby eliminating errors due to hidden or misinformation.

Migration Utility

Migration is one of the most difficult tasks during a system upgrade. Quickload provides the Installation tool that registers systems information and the Discovery Browser that easily searches through this information. The process of migrating the old system into the new system is now simplified by having Quickload present the differences.

Additionally, a unique set of utilities are continually being enhanced to guide you through the labor intensive tasks involved in the migration. The Migration Utility will initiate different processes that provide the user options for a typical or a custom migration. The process will provide user prompting and will dramatically facilitate the speed of the migration process. Once this process is complete the Discovery Browser can then display the new system to ensure the accuracy of the migration.

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