IBM Explorer for z/OS Aqua


  • [1] See here for products with extended support for Aqua 3.1.
  • [2] For more information on how to update the IBM Developer for z/OS client to a new release, see here for the V15.0.x client and here for the V16.0.x client.
  • [3] RTC is renamed to EWM (Engineering Workflow Management) starting from v7.0. See this tech note for details / installation steps for older versions of RTC
  • [4] This IBM Developer for z/OS extension provides the capability that allows Engineering Workflow Management to enable Remote project and User Build support for z/OS developers.
  • [5] See here

    Offline Repository Packages

    Please note that this pre-packaged repository zip file is for Aqua 3.1 (Eclipse 4.6 Neon) only.

    For shell-sharing environments, IBM Data Studio 4.1.3 is compatible with the following:

    • IBM Developer for z/OS, version 14.1.3 or higher
    • IBM Explorer for z/OS, version 3.1.1.9 or higher
    • IBM CICS Explorer, version 5.4.0.10 or higher
    • IBM IMS Explorer for Development, version 3.3.1.6 or higher

    How do I use this zip file?

    This zip file is a packaged repository intended to be used as an offline or local repository source for IBM Installation Manager.

    After downloading the zip file and extracting its contents into a local directory, follow the steps to Use an existing Installation Manager for product installation .

    for shell-share compatibility
  • [6] Please follow the IBM Documentation instruction to deploy IBM Wazi for Dev Spaces.
  • [7] There is a known issue with the current version of IMS Explorer. When updating the existing installation of IMS Explorer, the Readme file does not get updated. The workaround is to perform a fresh installation of IMS Explorer, eother by installing it into a new package group, or by uninstalling any existing versions of IMS Explorer first.
  • [8] Note: IBM Rational Programming Patterns 9.7.3 is only compatible with IBM Engineering Workflow Management 7.0.2. It is not compatible with IBM Engineering Workflow Management 7.0.3. Check here to download IBM Engineering Workflow Management 7.0.2.

Zowe Integration


IBM Wazi Developer for Red Hat CodeReady Workspaces (1.x)


  • [1] Please follow the IBM Documentation instruction to deploy Wazi Developer for Workspaces.

IBM Z and Cloud Modernization Stack (IBM Wazi 3.x)


  • [1] Please follow the IBM Documentation instruction to deploy IBM Wazi for Dev Spaces.

IBM Z Virtual Test Platform


IBM Enterprise DevOps

IBM Compilers and Toolkits


  • [1] Available at no cost