Yes. The Co:Z Co-Processing Toolkit can be downloaded for free use under our community license. If your company requires that products have support in a production environment, we offer Enterprise License and Support Agreements. These are annual subscription-based agreements. Pricing is based on the "total MSUs" in your enterprise. Refer to IBM's published numbers for "full capacity MSUS" to calculate the total MSUs in your enterprise.
The Co:Z Co-Processing Toolkit can be installed is just a few minutes using our self-extracting installer. No registration or installation keys are required. Our Installation Guide walks you through the steps and provides information on system requirements.
The Co:Z Co-Processing Toolkit uses z/OS OpenSSH to establish a secure connection, i.e. authentication and key exchange is done by z/OS OpenSSH. z/OS V2R2 includes OpenSSH. Earlier versions of z/OS require IBM Ported Tools OpenSSH v1.2 (or later) to be installed. See the version of our Quick Install Guides matching your z/OS OpenSSH version for additional information.
The Co:Z Co-Processing Toolkit installer allows the installation directory and datasets to be configured. Once installed, your JCL and path can be configured to reference the desired version.
Customers that have purchased enterprise customer support use a secure ticket system to report problems and questions. Customers using the Co:Z Co-Processing Toolkit under our community license can post questions and problems to our free forum. If you wish to post questions on our forum, please note the following code, which will be requested when you go through the registration process: 3943. We do not accept product support questions via email.
For our enterprise support customers, releases 2.0.1 and newer are supported. A minimum z/OS release of 1.12 is required, along with a minimum machine architecture of z9. The most current version of the toolkit can be downloaded from our download page. For a complete summary of Co:Z Co-Processing Toolkit changes by release, see the release notes.
The toolkit is a set of components that enable z/OS to cooperatively process workloads with remote systems. "Co:Z" is pronounced the same as the word "cozy".
The Co:Z Co-Processing Toolkit has four main components which can be used independently or in combinations. There are many examples documented for each Co:Z Co-Processing Toolkit Component. The following links provide a summary and examples for each component:
While the Co:Z Co-Processing Toolkit can be used in a number of different ways, the primary use cases are z/OS Enabled SFTP, z/OS Hybrid Batch, z/OS Unix Batch Integration. A further explanation of these topics can be found on the Co:Z page.
No. The Co:Z SFTP Server is compatible with most existing SFTP products. See Client Requirements in the Co:Z SFTP User's Guide for additional information.
Additionally, the Co:Z SFTP z/OS client (cozsftp) is compatible with OpenSSH servers and other standard-compliant SFTP server products.
Yes. The Co:Z Target System Toolkit must be installed on the remote system. See Co:Z Launcher for a high level overview of this component as well as examples and case studies.