And what?
Did IBM build such versions? NO!
Is it possible to do it? Well IBM dislike Hercules a lot. However they didn't try to do it. Last, but not least: Hercules is hardware emulator. Such problem would mean issue with the emulation (found and used by IBM), which is probably feasible to be fixed.

Last, but not least: I replied to your words. But you misunderstood my previous words. My "and what" was related to the risk of investigation who was asking. Wasn't it obvious?

Radoslaw Skorupka
Lodz, Poland

W dniu 01.07.2020 o 17:11, Joe Monk pisze:
"And what?"

How about ... and IBM builds in things to the next release of z/os that
make it completely impossible for it to run on Hercules? Or z/VM? or z/VSE?


On Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 6:33 AM R.S. <> wrote:

And what?
I can subscribe to IBM-MAIN using John Doe and some anonymous email.
Will they track the IP from Joh Doe sent the message?

IBM is aware of illegal users of Hercules + some current OS. They also
know a lot of Hercules users are IBMers.

No, it is nothing pro and against Hercules, piracy, and law. It is just
an observation.

Radoslaw Skorupka
Lodz, Poland

W dniu 30.06.2020 o 15:32, Joe Monk pisze:
Call from the IBM Lawyers in  3... 2... 1...


On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 5:35 AM Jasi Grewal <> wrote:


I am sorry I am just learning Hercules Systems and trying to migrate one
of my z/OS DASD Systems from Mainframe to Hercules Environment.
I have z/VM running on Hercules but when I tries to IPL z/OS it seems
there is a corruption and that is most probably cause of wrong process.

I believe that there must be some method to migrate the z/OS DASD from
Mainframe to Hercules.
I used z/VM DDR+Terse to migrate zOS Dasd but I don't think that is the
correct process.
Is there a Documentation in how to migrate z/OS Systems to Hercules?
would be appreciated.

Any guidance would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance,

Jasi Grewal.

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