1.1 Edition information
This edition applies to the Hercules S/370, ESA/390 and z/Architecture Emulator, Release 4.00.0 and to
all subsequent versions, releases and modifications until otherwise indicated in new editions. Make sure
you are using the correct edition for the level of software you are using.
1.2 What this book is about
This book is a guide for using and operating the Hercules Emulator and Hercules utilities as well as third-
party utilities. For guidance in installation of Hercules, for a general overview or for reference information,
additional manuals are available.
Please note that some information can be found in more than one manual. This redundancy is not inten-
ded to unnecessarily expand the manuals, rather to help find all necessary information in one place.
1.3 Who should read this book
This book is mainly intended for people who are responsible for operating the Hercules Emulator. It may
also be useful if you are responsible for installing the Hercules Emulator.
1.4 What you need to know to understand this book
To understand this book, you should be familiar using software under the Linux, Microsoft Windows or
Mac OS X operating systems. You should also have experience with Linux command shells or native
DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) and the Microsoft Windows command shell.
Last but not least you should be familiar with IBM mainframe environments (hardware and software) and
the underlying ideas and concepts as Hercules emulates IBM mainframe hardware.
1.5 How to use this book
This book is designed as a reference for all utilities related to the Hercules Emulator. You can go through
the book chapter by chapter or you can use the book as a reference for all questions regarding the Hercu-
1.6 Revision Notice
Hercules Release: Version 4 Release 00 Modification 0
Publication Number: HEOP040000
SoftCopy Name: HerculesOperationsandUtilities
Revision Number: HEOP040000-00
Date: August 30, 2014