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Mainframe Simulator - Hercules. Has any body used it?

 
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dineshness

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:49 am    Post subject: Mainframe Simulator - Hercules. Has any body used it?
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Hi,

I am trying to set up a simulated environment of Mainframe in my personal PC. When i searched in the net, I found that Hercules can be used as a mainframe simulator in many operating systems including Windows.

I downloaded the application and installed it in my PC. But, I guess it requires lot more work than just downloading the Hercules software to simulate a mainframe environment. From the many different websites all i could find was the downloading instruction of Hercules and instructions on how to create a dasds in your PC.(Even that is not working as expected when I tried).

I just want to know if anyone has tried it already and knows the things required to simulate a mainframe environment?.

Dinesh.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:55 am    Post subject:
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Not yet, but we'll be happy to hear of your progress icon_smile.gif
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:04 am    Post subject:
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hercules is only a mainframe hardware emulator. After installing hercules your system is able to install mvs or any other operating syatem thats run on a mainframe so if you had a cd of mvs then install it or otherwise go for turkey mvs thats not actually the true mvs os its a clone. for more about mvs turkey go at
http://www.bsp-gmbh.com/turnkey/cookbook/index.html
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Another thing hercules is a emulator not simulator
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