Creating z/OS component versions from z/OS UNIX System Services#

To create IBM® z/OS® component versions from z/OS UNIX™ System Services, submit the command from a z/OS UNIX shell.

  1. Open a z/OS UNIX shell.

  2. Use the createzosversion command to create the component version.

    Parameter Required Description
    -c true The component name in HCL Launch. The component name can contain only letters, numbers, and spaces.
    -v false The name of the version to create. If a version is not specified, a version name is generated from the current time stamp. The version name can contain only letters, numbers, and spaces.
    -s true The location of the ship list file.
    -verb false To display a trace log, set this parameter to true. If verbose is specified with no value, it is assumed true. This value should always be set to false in all environments, unless additional logging is needed for a specific need. Setting this to true, can cause out of memory errors, if the log generated is immense.
    -o false The full path name of the file where the output of the version creation is written.
    -t false The type of the version to create. Set to full to create a full version. Default is incremental.
    -ar false The full path of the external artifact repository property file. Use this parameter if the artifacts have to be stored in an external artifactory other than Codestation.
    -to false The token used to authenticate the server. This token can be created by user who has access to create versions in the corresponding component. If the token is not provided, buztool takes the token from the <agent_home>/conf/> server.tokenvalue to authenticate.
    -zpv false To use v2 package format, set this parameter to v2. If the parameter is not provided, it assumes it to be v1.
    -prop false The full path of the buztool properties file. The buztool property file contains deployType to copyType mappings. Use only for v2 package format. See The buztool properties file, for more information.

    Example format for the external artifactory repository properties file is below:


    Mon Apr 06 02:29:53 EDT 2020#

    Repository_type valid values are NEXUS or ARTIFACTORY#


    url - External Repository URL#


    username to connect#


    password to use. This password will be encrypted after first use#


    apiKey - In case of ARTIFACTORY, it can be either password or apikey. This element will be encrypted after first use#


    repository - repository name in ARTIFACTORY or NEXUS to which artifacts are uploaded.#


    httpProxyHost - if a proxy must be used to connect ARTIFACTORY#


    httpProxyPort - if proxy must be used to connect ARTIFACTORY#



    For example, the following command creates a new version in the CICSModules component: createzosversion -c CICSModules -v fixbug100 -s /u/ucduser/build/shiplist.xml

    If an argument contains spaces, enclose the argument in double quotation marks, as shown in the following example: createzosversion -c "CICS Modules" -v "fixbug 100" -s /u/ucduser/build/shiplist.xml

The content that the ship list file specifies is available in a component in HCL Launch.

Parent topic: Creating z/OS component versions