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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:43 am    Post subject: Can we migrate software code from CMS to UNIX
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Can we migrate software code from CMS to UNIX?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:32 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

Possibly. . .

You need to provide many more specifics.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply to: Can we migrate software code from CMS to UNIX
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Sure.

We are running CA Vision:Builder 13.5 on Z/OS 1.7.Our idea is to migrate this code to a platform cheaper than Z series.

In CA website it is mentiend that Vision:Builder 13.0 is compatible with CMS and 14.0 is compatible with ESA.

Can either CMS or ESA runs on AS400?

Somewhere i read that CMS and UNIX are cousins.So does it mean that the code runs on CMS portable in UNIX?

I am exploring the options here.

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Can either CMS or ESA runs on AS400?
Not that i'm aware of. As they are all IBM offerings, asking IBM would probably be a good thing to do.

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Somewhere i read that CMS and UNIX are cousins.So does it mean that the code runs on CMS portable in UNIX?
Probably not. CMS (if you are talking about vm/cms) is mainframe compatible (ebcdic) and all of the unix i've supported is ascii. Things like cobol should be portable at the source level, but not the executables. There may need to be some changes made to the source - typically minor, but necessary. Any jobstrreams you currently run would need to be converted to unix scripts.

Vision Builder (Mark IV) will run on multiple platforms, but the data will probably not move between platforms without a conversion.

Are you planning on using this for decision support (reporting rather than transaction processing)? A difference that your users may object to is the difference in collating sequence from what they currently see when the reports are run on the mainframe.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply to: Can we migrate software code from CMS to UNIX
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Hi

Thanks for your inputs.

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Vision Builder (Mark IV) will run on multiple platforms, but the data will probably not move between platforms without a conversion.


What are the other platforms supports Mark IV other than IBM? Is it possible to migrate the Mark IV source code with out converting it to COBOL.

The application which is currently running on IBM Z series does the reporting as well as the transaction processing.

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Hello,

I suspect that the batch code could migrate to one of the supported environments- (is there any online?), but before i based any decisions on that, i would get something in writing that your source would port.

When you looked at the CA site, i imagine you saw this:
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What platforms does it support?

It extends its application development environment to IBM and IBM-compatible enterprise servers—z/OS, VSE/ESA, and VM/ESA.
Seems pretty straight forward - it runs on IBM enterprise servers.

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Is it possible to migrate the Mark IV source code with out converting it to COBOL.
Not if someone wants to go to unix. . . If the transaction processing is to be moved also this will make the task larger.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:07 am    Post subject: Reply to: Can we migrate software code from CMS to UNIX
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Hi

So we can not port Vision:Builder source code on any other platforms as it is desined to run on IBM platform only.Correct?

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So we can not port Vision:Builder source code on any other platforms as it is desined to run on IBM platform only.Correct?
As far as i know, this is correct. It may be worth your time to actually ask the question of CA - either thru a local marketing rep or via an e-mail to CA.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply to: Can we migrate software code from CMS to UNIX
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Thank you very much for your inputs.I am just looking if anybody has done this before.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:15 pm    Post subject:
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and what about the licences ???
( difference between migrating software and installing software ) !!
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