1.10 Acknowledgements

The Hercules manuals would not have been possible without the assistance of many people and I would
like to thank all those who helped me. In particular I would like to thank:

The Hercules developers for their documentation on various websites from which I derived a
great deal of information.
Roger Bowler and Fish for proof-reading the manuals. Loris Degoianni for allowing me to use parts of the original WinPcap documentation. Tom Brennan for allowing me to use parts of his Vista tn3270 documentation. My colleagues for working with early previews of the documentation, beginning with just a few
Mike Cairns for reviewing and editing the manuals. Robert Allan for providing the “Linux Installation” part. Lutz Mader for providing the “Mac OS X Installation” part.

If anyone feels they have been forgotten on this list please let me know.

Peter Glanzmann

2. Related Publications

2.1 Hercules General Information

The Hercules “General Information” manual provides you an overview of the ideas and concepts of the
Hercules Emulator as well as a documentation of the emulator’s functionality. It explains what Hercules
does and does not do. It helps you decide if the software fits your needs fulfills your requirements.

2.2 Hercules Installation Guide

The Hercules "Installation Guide" shows you how to install Hercules and all related optional and required
software components under the Microsoft Windows, Linux and Apple MacIntosh OS X operating systems.

After going through the installation guide you will have a working emulator environment ready to IPL a
S370, S/390 or z/Architecture mainframe operating system.

2.3 Hercules User Reference Guide

The Hercules “User Reference” leads you through all aspects of the emulator’s operation. It provides
instruction in the operation of the Hercules Emulator with and without the Hercules GUIs. The usage
details for the utilities are covered in the “Hercules Utilities” guide.

After reading this manual you should be able to work with Hercules, to create a configuration file and to
use Hercules commands through the console.

2.4 Hercules Operations and Utilities Guide

The Hercules “Operations and Utilities Guide” describes the operation of the Hercules Emulator and the
usage of additional utilities that are delivered together with the Hercules. Selected utilities from third-party
suppliers are also covered in this manual.

After reading this manual you should have the knowledge on how to work with Hercules and to use the
right utility for a certain housekeeping task within the Hercules environment. You should also be able to
create virtual devices and understand backup / restore procedures.

2.5 Hercules Messages and Codes

The “Messages and Codes” manual provides a detailed explanation of all Hercules related messages. It
is the primary source for troubleshooting and debugging if you experience problems with Hercules.

2.6 Hercules Reference Summary

The Hercules "Reference Summary" booklet lists all the system parameters, device definitions, console
commands, Hercules utilities etc. along with their arguments.

This booklet is intended as a quick reference guide for experienced users. Consult the Hercules "User
Reference Guide" and “Utilities Guide” for more detailed and additional information.

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