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Get CA Brightside Community Edition

Command Line Interface (CLI) Into Your Mainframe

Use CA Brightside to:

  • Download and upload datasets
  • Push/pull code from CA Endevor® SCM
  • Kick off builds
  • Deploy applications
  • Submit jobs
  • Run TSO and console commands
  • Provision test environments like IBM® CICS®
  • Run SQL queries on IBM® Db2®

You can use CA Brightside with scripting languages like shell or python as well development tools like Gradle or Jenkins to automate tasks and to build CI/CD pipelines.

CA Brightside is highly extensible, and it currently includes plugins for CA Endevor® SCM, CA FileMaster™ Plus, and IBM® Db2®.

CA Brightside Community Edition is provided by CA free of cost, on an “AS IS” basis, without warranty of any kind, and without support.  CA makes no guarantees regarding the performance, quality or maintenance of CA Brightside Community Edition.

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CA Brightside relies on IBM® z/OS® Management Facility (z/OSMF) for API access into the Mainframe. Consult your IT department to ensure that z/OSMF is set up properly before you use CA Brightside. You can extend CA Brightside using plug-ins and those might require access to other APIs. 

General prerequisites: node.JS®, Python v2.7, C++ Compiler (GCC), Libsecret

Specific platform instructions are HERE.