We’ve just released the latest z/OS Connect EE open beta. We have added support to create Db2 service projects using the API toolkit, and welcome your feedback.

Support to create Db2 service projects

The API toolkit has been enhanced to create Db2 service projects. The service can be easily defined by importing a Db2 native REST service from the Db2 service manager. This feature requires the latest version of the open beta API toolkit.

The following screenshot shows the details for a Db2 native REST service.

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Update on IMS Database Service Provider

The IMS Database Service Provider open beta has ended, and is no longer available for use in future z/OS Connect EE open beta releases. The feature has been removed so that we may implement more sponsor-driven changes that will provide a more consistent user experience within the z/OS Connect EE API Toolkit, as well as enhance functionality. We would like to extend our thanks to the beta community for experimenting with this feature, and providing your feedback to us.

Open beta code available for up to 120 days

This version of the open beta is available for up to 120 days. We hope this will allow time for you to evaluate the new features offered through our beta and to provide us feedback on what you do and don’t like with these features. Please use the z/OS Connect EE open beta forum to provide your feedback.

Open beta version of the API toolkit

The open beta version of the API toolkit to accompany the open beta z/OS Connect EE runtime is V3.9.6.10. This open beta version of the toolkit will currently only run on Windows. You are strongly recommended to use this version of the API toolkit with the open beta z/OS Connect EE runtime to enjoy the full suite of new features available in both the toolkit and runtime, and also to ensure you maintain compatibility. For example, to try out the creation of Db2 services, you must use this open beta version of both the API toolkit and z/OS Connect EE runtime.

Open beta build and expiry dates

The build date for this version of the z/OS Connect EE open beta runtime is 20191028-1436 and appears on the BAQR0000I message.

This version of the z/OS Connect EE open beta is due to expire on 25 February 2020 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 A newer version of the open beta with additional enhancements will be available to download before this version expires.

WebSphere Liberty Profile 19.0.0.9

The version of WebSphere Liberty Profile embedded in this open beta is version 19.0.0.9. 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 V12

The version of the angel shipped with WebSphere Liberty Profile V19.0.0.9 is version 12.

If you choose to remain at a lower version of the angel, you will see the following warning message in your z/OS Connect EE messages.log file when you start up your server:
CWWKB0127W: The current angel version is earlier than the version that the server expects. Update the angel version to the latest available version.
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Feedback please!

While we hope you enjoy these new features, do understand that features delivered in the open beta are not always delivered in the GA product. Please provide feedback on these new features using the z/OS Connect EE open beta forum as your feedback will help influence our decisions.

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