System Requirements

This document describes the system requirements of Event Replicator for Adabas.

Supported Operating System Platforms

Software AG generally provides support for the operating system platform versions supported by their respective manufacturers; when an operating system platform provider stops supporting a version of an operating system, Software AG will stop supporting that version.

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    This list provides, by supported operating system platform:

    • the Software AG general availability (GA) date of the Software AG product;

    • the date the operating system platform is scheduled for retirement (OS Retirement);

    • the Software AG end-of-maintenance (EOM) date for the product; and

    • the Software AG end-of-sustained-support (EOSS) date for the product.

Although it may be technically possible to run a new version of your Software AG product on an older operating system, Software AG cannot continue to support operating system versions that are no longer supported by the system’s provider. If you have questions about support, or if you plan to install this product on a release, version, or type of operating system other than one listed on the Product Version Availability screen described above, consult Software AG technical support to determine whether support is possible, and under what circumstances.

Supported Hardware

For general information regarding Software AG product compatibility with other platforms and their requirements for Software AG products, visit Software AG's Hardware Supported web page.

Adabas Requirements

At this time, SAF-secured Replicator databases are not supported.

This section lists the versions of Adabas required by this version of Event Replicator for Adabas. It covers the following topics:

z/OS Requirements

On z/OS systems, Event Replicator for Adabas requires Adabas Version 8.3 SP4 (z/OS) or later, with zaps applied from the ARFvrs.MVSZAPS data set and any subsequent ARFvrs.MVSZnnn data sets (if they have been provided) for z/OS. Review the $README members of these data sets for details on the zaps.

z/VSE Requirements

On z/VSE systems, Event Replicator for Adabas requires Adabas Version 8.3 SP4 (z/VSE) or later, with appropriate zaps applied from the ARFvrs.DOSZAPS data set. Review the $README.Z member within this data set for details on the zaps.

BS2000 Requirements

On BS2000 systems, Event Replicator for Adabas requires Adabas Version 8.3 SP4 (BS2000) or later, with appropriate zaps applied. Please ensure that you keep your Adabas load library updated to the highest available level. In addition, please be sure that you have applied all zaps listed in the ARFvrs.ZAPS data set.

For details about zaps, read the zap headers.

ADARUN Requirements

There are also some required ADARUN parameter settings. For more information, read Step 6 of the Event Replicator for Adabas Installation Steps for z/OS Systems, Step 8 of the Event Replicator for Adabas Installation Steps for VSE Systems, or Step 5 of the Event Replicator for Adabas Installation Steps for BS2000 Systems.

Adabas Online System (AOS) Requirements

A licensed copy of Adabas Online System (AOS) and the demo version of AOS are not required to support Event Replicator for Adabas.

However, AOS does print some useful statistics and help with the planning and administrative functions of Event Replicator for Adabas, so it is recommended. If you choose to install it, be sure to follow the installation instructions in the AOS manual for licensed versions.

If you only use a demo copy of AOS, note that:

  • Only limited information concerning Event Replicator for Adabas is available to you with the demo copy.

  • The same versions and maintenance levels of the AOS demo code are required as for a licensed copy of AOS.

Adabas SAF Security Requirements

Replication of password and cipher secured files is supported in conjunction with Adabas SAF Security Version 8.2.2 (and above) and RACF.

Adabas SAF Security fix AX822007 must be applied and, if using Adabas Version 8.3, the COR822.LX03 (or above) library must be made available, concatenated above the Adabas library.

Entire Net-Work Requirements

If you want to use the Data Mapping Tool to generate a global format buffers (GFB) and field tables (GFFT), you must have some Software AG middleware components installed.

  1. The Software AG Directory Server is required. This product is commonly installed with Software AG open system products. If it is already installed at your site, you should not need to install it again. The Software AG Directory Server can be installed when you install Entire Net-Work Client, which is provided with the Entire Net-Work Administration software included with Event Replicator for Adabas.

  2. Event Replicator for Adabas needs the ability to communicate with Adabas database and Event Replicator Servers on the mainframe. The recommended way to do this is to install Entire Net-Work Client 1.5 SP0 or higher (or Entire Net-Work for open systems 7.5 SP0 or higher) on the client side and Entire Net-Work Administration (or Entire Net-Work for mainframes 6.3 SP2 or higher) on the mainframe. Entire Net-Work Administration is a limited version of Entire Net-Work for mainframes and is shipped with Event Replicator for Adabas. It includes the Simple Connection Line Driver as well as Entire Net-Work Client. The combination of Entire Net-Work Client (or Entire Net-Work for open systems) and the Simple Connection Line Driver provides the mainframe communication required by Event Replicator for Adabas.


    1. When you use Entire Net-Work Administration (or Entire Net-Work for mainframes) and Entire Net-Work Client (or Entire Net-Work for open systems), the Event Replicator Servers and Adabas databases you maintain must be UES-enabled.
    2. In BS2000 environments, the Software AG internal product libraries, BTE (basic technologies) and APS (operating system layer) are required if you intend to enable a database for universal encoding service (UES) support. These libraries are delivered separately from the product libraries. For UES support, the APS272 libraries must be loaded and included in the BLSLIB concatenation.
    3. As an alternative to running a separate Net-work session, the Event Replicator Server can run with ADATCP. For more information, see Adding Targets in the Entire Net-Work Administration documentation. For further details on ADATCP, refer to the section Enabling Direct TCP/IP Access (ADATCP) to Your Adabas Nucleus in the Adabas for Mainframes documentation.

    If the appropriate Entire Net-Work mainframe and client products are not already installed on your systems, install Entire Net-Work Administration on the mainframe and Entire Net-Work Client on the client side. For complete information on these products, read the Entire Net-Work Administration documentation and Entire Net-Work Client Administration


Messaging System (webMethods EntireX or IBM WebSphere MQ) Requirements

A messaging system is not required for all Event Replicator functions. For example, one is not required for Adabas-to-Adabas replication or for Adabas-to-File replication. However, if your use of Event Replicator for Adabas requires a messaging system, the following messaging system requirements must be met:

  • On z/OS platforms, webMethods EntireX version 10.3 or later (this is the preferred messaging system) or IBM WebSphere MQ version 7.1 or later are required.

  • On z/VSE platforms, webMethods EntireX 9.6 or later is required.

  • On BS2000 platforms, webMethods EntireX 10.3 or later is required.

  • If you elect to use the BROKER module under z/OS, review the security considerations in the EntireX Broker documentation for administration of Broker stubs under z/OS.

The WebSphere MQ interface is not available on VSE or BS2000 systems. In addition, if you are using IBM WebSphere MQ Series definitions for your Event Replicator DESTINATION or IQUEUE definitions, a S0D3 abend can occur if you run it as a started task and specify the parameter REUSASID=YES. This is a documented IBM WebSphere MQ Series issue.

Refer to the webMethods EntireX documentation, the IBM WebSphere MQ documentation, and the section entitled Messaging System Integration for details on how to configure the messaging system for use with the Event Replicator for Adabas.

Event Replicator Target Adapter Requirements

Support for Event Replicator for Adabas 3.8 SP1 is provided in Event Replicator Target Adapter 3.5 or above.

Natural Requirements

Natural 8.2 SP4 or later is required when using the Adabas Event Replicator Subsystem to set up replication definitions. Replication itself is independent of your version of Natural.

Predict Requirements

If you will be using the Event Replicator for Adabas feature that allows you to generate global format buffers and a field table using Predict, a supported version of Predict must also be installed. Otherwise, you will not be able to use this feature.