Development teams are driven more than ever to utilize DevOps best practices, and provide a rapid software delivery feedback loop for demanding customers. IBM Z Development and Test Environment, is the industry’s only Intel-based environment with unmatched application scalability, reliability and speed. By accurately emulating the full IBM Z instruction sets and using virtual processors, I/O, and other devices, IBM ZD&T enables the IBM z/OS® operating system, middleware and other z/OS software to run unchanged on Intel architecture without the need for IBM Z hardware. Unlike lesser software-emulation solutions from other vendors, the IBM solution runs the latest z/OS software versions and enables developers to exploit the full capabilities of the new generation of IBM z14™ hardware.

We are excited to announce the release of IBM Z Development and Test Environment (ZD&T) V12.0.2. With this latest release, ZD&T offers the new capabilities focused on provisioning and better user experience.


  • Support extraction and importing of CICS artifacts application components for application deployed into ZD&T environment.
  • Support editing capability for z/OS based componenets and images,customers can modify the existing ZD&T artifacts (add/delete/refresh volumes and data sets) without redoing the whole image creation.
  • Support checking the status of the deployment process which includes the overall progress with percentage, current operation, and detail of each steps during the entire deployment process.
  • Zowe Integration: Provisioning Tools features using Zowe Web Interface.
  • New zPDT Emulator 1.8.3.
  • Various usability, navigation, and defect fixes.
  • To view the complete list, please visit our Knowledge Centre.

Additional information
Our latest case study with Tieto and Xact.
To hear more about what our clients say about ZD&T, please visit Techvalidate site.
For more information and to keep up with the latest updates, please visit the Library page.
Let us know what additional functionality you need in ZD&T by submitting feature requests in the IBM RFE Community.
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1 comment on"Z Development and Test Environment V12.0.2 release"

  1. Thank you Bryan. When is it going to be available? We are trying to test ZOWE and we are having some problems.

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