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Container Support for Data Server Manager

We've been hearing a lot about Open Containers on z/OS, basically as a way to take an application that can be installed via a Docker container, but install it on a real machine instead of a Linux server. I feel that Data Server Manager, being an application that IBM supports on Linux, but we use almost exclusively to access z/OS resources, should have the option to be installed as a container on z/OS. If IBM wants customers to follow this direction, demonstrating that you are willing to do the same and work through the issues, would be a good way to instill confidence and give people a way to start out moving in that direction with internal apps. If it is built as a Docker container, other customers could continue to deploy on servers if they prefer, but those heavily invested in mainframe could stop trying to find servers for tools just to connect to the mainframe.
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  • Dec 28 2018
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  • Wilhelm Mild commented
    September 13, 2019 08:56

    With zCX - Container Extension in z/OS 2.4 it would enable an elegant solution on z/OS to manage DB2.

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    Maryia Rakina commented
    December 03, 2019 19:44

    DSM can be built as a container deployment today. We also have plans to build and make a container version of the new console platform DMC available in Q1.

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