We’ve just released the latest z/OS Connect EE open beta.

What’s changed since the previous open beta?

In this release of the open beta refresh, we have upgraded to WebSphere Liberty Profile 18.0.0.4, and also included a few APAR fixes.

WebSphere Liberty Profile 18.0.0.4

The version of WebSphere Liberty Profile embedded in this open beta is version 18.0.0.4. The version level of the WebSphere Liberty Profile appears in both the top of the z/OS Connect EE messages.log file, and also in the STDOUT logfile.

Angel V10

The version of the angel shipped with WebSphere Liberty Profile V18.0.0.4 is version 10.

To check the version of the angel you can issue an MVS system MODIFY command:


modify <angel jobname>,version

For example,


modify baqzangl,version

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API toolkit and Runtime compatibility

If you plan on upgrading the API toolkit to V3.0.6 (or later), ensure that you are using this version of the z/OS Connect EE server open beta. If you do not upgrade the z/OS Connect EE server runtime to this version, you may encounter an internal server error when deploying an API that has operations without a response mapping.

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Open beta build and expiry dates

The build date for this version of the z/OS Connect EE open beta is 20190129-1104 and appears on the BAQR0000I message.

This version of the z/OS Connect EE open beta is due to expire on 29 April 2019 and appears on the BAQR9999I message. However, do not panic! A newer version of the open beta with additional enhancements will be available to download before this version expires.

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