The Co:Z Launcher is a batch utility which remotely launches a process on a distributed system, redirecting input and output from that process to traditional z/OS datasets or spool files. Remote processes are securely launched using proven SSH (Secure Shell) technology to the target platform, which may be Linux, Windows, or other Unix/POSIX environments.
Securely launch and control remote processes (programs, scripts, etc.) from a z/OS batch job step or started task.
Redirect input and output of remote process to DDs in the launching job step.
Target process exit code is captured as job step condition code.
Co:Z Launcher job step acts as a server for z/OS dataset I/O.
z/OS console commands can be used to monitor, control, and send input to remote process.
Existing z/OS scheduling and automation facilities can be used to schedule, monitor, and control processes on all servers on the network.
Dataset Pipes client commands may be used in the target process to reach back and access datasets in the launching jobstep. These commands provide flexible conversion of z/OS datasets to streams for use in target applications. Options allow for control of line rules, translation, padding/truncation, dataset allocation and DCB processing.
SAF/RACF Digital Certificates may be used for client authentication.