CICS Explorer downloads

Downloadable files


Abstract

From this page you can install and upgrade to the latest release of CICS Explorer, IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer), and the CICS Tools plug-ins for the CICS Explorer.

Download Description

IMPORTANT: IBM Policy on automatic software updates
CICS Explorer V5.2 launches with a software repository, that can be used to install additional tooling into CICS Explorer by adding it as an additional repository in Installation Manager, or as an update site in Eclipse. You can also use this repository with any compatible Installation Manager-based product to add IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer), CICS Explorer, and tooling into that environment.

Note that this repository differs from that used for CICS Explorer V5.1.1. IBM's current policy for tooling provided on this download site is to perform automatic updates to the latest version of compatible tooling, where requested. This differs from the previous IBM policy, which provided minimal service updates.
NOTE: File downloads
Some files available from this page are large in size (>500MB). Your web browser settings for saving files will determine whether you are presented with a Save dialogue box. Large downloads will take some time to save onto your local machine. For automatic file saves, download will occur as soon as you click 'accept' to the license terms.


From the three methods of installation that are available for CICS Explorer, select the one that is right for you:
  1. IBM Installation Manager (IM) - Recommended
  2. Eclipse P2 Update
  3. Direct Download

To help you decide, Release Notes are provided, and Further Information is also available.

Detailed instructions on how to install CICS Explorer in different scenarios are also available, in the CICS product documentation under Installing the CICS Explorer.

IBM Installation Manager Scenarios

Scenario 1 - New to IM and CICS Explorer V5.2

You do not have IM installed and want to use CICS Explorer V5.2 for the first time
  1. This scenario installs z/OS Explorer1 prior to installing CICS Explorer. Ensure that you meet the minimum system requirements for both z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer
  2. Download IM and z/OS Explorer in this single package Click me to download (698MB)
  3. Unzip* then run "launchpad" to install both Installation Manager and z/OS Explorer
  4. In IM, select Check for Other Versions, Fixes, and Extensions
  5. Choose CICS Explorer SDK (click here for a sample screen image)
1z/OS Explorer is available for a separate download and installation. If needed, visit the z/OS Explorer download page.

Scenario 2 - Install CICS Explorer

You already have IM installed and want to install CICS Explorer
  1. Launch IM and add URL http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/tools/1/ to Preferences > Repositories
  2. Select Install from the IM main screen
  3. Choose z/OS Explorer (if not already installed), CICS Explorer, and any of the compatible plug-ins for CICS Explorer in the repository


Scenario 3 - Upgrade CICS Explorer to the latest release

You already have IM installed and want to upgrade CICS Explorer1
  1. Back-up your existing CICS Explorer workspace2
  2. Open IM and ensure that URL http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/tools/1/ is added to Preferences > Repositories
  3. In IM, choose Update (click here for a sample screen image)
1As part of this process for upgrading CICS Explorer, the IBM Explorer for z/OS is also updated as it forms the underlying architecture of CICS Explorer V5.1.1 onwards.
2If you are an existing CICS Explorer user and are upgrading to Eclipse 4.2.2, then see Taking a backup of the CICS Explorer for CICS TS workspace in the CICS TS information center before upgrading.



Eclipse P2 Update Scenarios


These scenarios use the Eclipse P2 software update method and do not require IBM Installation Manager.

Scenario 4 - New CICS Explorer (Fresh Install)

You want to use CICS Explorer for the first time
  1. Ensure that your system requirements meet the minimum requirements for CICS Explorer
  2. Download and install* CICS Explorer for Microsoft Windows Click me to download(354MB) or Linux Click me to download(335MB)


Scenario 5 - Add CICS Explorer to your existing Eclipse IDE environment

You want to add CICS Explorer V5.2 to your Eclipse IDE
  1. Update your Eclipse IDE (for Java EE Developers) to release 4.2.2 (Juno)
  2. In your Eclipse IDE, add URL http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/tools/1/ to Window > Preferences > Install/Update > Available Software Sites
  3. Install CICS Explorer using Help > Install New Software


Scenario 6 - Extend CICS Explorer with IBM, CICS, and third-party plug-ins

You want to install or upgrade plug-ins for CICS Explorer
  1. In CICS Explorer, or your extended Eclipse IDE, add URL http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/tools/1/ to Window > Preferences > Install/Update > Available Software Sites
  2. Install new tools using Help > Install New Software
  3. From the list of available plug-ins, choose the plug-in(s) to install


Scenario 7 - Upgrade CICS Explorer to the latest release

You want to upgrade CICS Explorer
  1. Back-up your existing CICS Explorer workspace
  2. In CICS Explorer, or your extended Eclipse IDE, add URL http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/tools/1/ to Window > Preferences > Install/Update > Available Software Sites
  3. Update your installation using Help > Check for Updates

This scenario cannot be used to upgrade from a CICS Explorer release earlier than V5.1.1. This scenario is only for upgrading from CICS Explorer V5.1.1 to any subsequent V5.1.1.x release, or later. This is due to the use of a common Eclipse release for CICS Explorer V5.1.1.x, or later.



Direct Download


The following files can be downloaded and installed locally*.

You want to download CICS Explorer and its plug-ins to install locally, and not use the IBM composite update site File type
.zip / .gz
File type
Installation Manager
CICS Explorer V5.2 for Microsoft Windows Click me to download(354MB) N/A
CICS Explorer V5.2 for Linux Click me to download(335MB) N/A
CICS Explorer V5.2 SDK Click me to download(115MB) Click me to download(325MB)
CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS plug-in V5.2 for CICS Explorer Click me to download(6.3MB) Click me to download(6.7MB)
CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS plug-in V5.2 for CICS Explorer Click me to download(9.8MB) Click me to download(9.9MB)
CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS plug-in V5.2 for CICS Explorer Click me to download(14.6MB) Click me to download(15.1MB)
CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS plug-in V5.2 for CICS Explorer Click me to download(15.9MB) Click me to download(16.4MB)
CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in V2.1.0 for CICS Explorer Click me to download(11.2MB) Click me to download(11.6MB)
CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS plug-in V2.1.0 (SupportPac) & z/OS components1 for CICS Explorer Click me to download(969KB)
+
IBM Session Manager for z/OS plug-in V3.2 for CICS Explorer
++
+
Additional Eclipse dependencies for CICS Explorer plug-ins (eclipse_subset.zip) Click me to download(243.3MB) N/A
1The provided z/OS components must first be applied to CICS VSAM Transparency to enable support for the plug-in for CICS Explorer.

+ Not yet available.
++ Not yet compatible with CICS Explorer V5.1.1, or later, and Eclipse 4.2.2. Available for previous releases of CICS Explorer.




Release Notes

View release notes for CICS Explorer
View release notes for CICS Explorer plug-in for CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS
View release notes for CICS Explorer plug-in for CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS
View release notes for CICS Explorer plug-in for CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS
View release notes for CICS Explorer plug-in for CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS
View release notes for CICS Explorer plug-in for CICS Transaction Gateway
View release notes for CICS Explorer plug-in for CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS (SupportPac)
View release notes for CICS Explorer plug-in for IBM Session Manager for z/OS




*IMPORTANT: Be aware of extracting CICS Explorer into a location with an existing long path name. This can lead to errors during extraction where the path length might exceed that permitted by the target operating system. If in doubt, extract CICS Explorer to a root directory or similar, such as C:\ or C:\CICS_Explorer. Furthermore, unzipping CICS Explorer on Microsoft Windows platforms might result in a request for a password. If this occurs, the unzip process might not complete successfully. For more details, see CICS Explorer using Windows unzip prompts for password trying to unzip disk image.

Prerequisites

To get the full benefit from CICS Explorer, CICS Transaction Server for z/OS version 4 or later is required.


System requirements details are available on the CICS Explorer systems requirements page.

For information about downloading and installing maintenance, see Ordering maintenance for the IBM Explorer for z/OS, IBM CICS Explorer, and CICS Explorer plug-ins.


Technical support

Each IBM CICS Explorer deliverable available for download from this page (the "CICS Explorer Program") is available at no charge to all licensed users of the IBM Program(s) specified in the Limited Use Program clause of the accompanying IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (the "Parent Program"). The CICS Explorer Program is supplied under the standard terms and conditions of the IPLA and of the associated License Information and other documentation, and provides a defect correction entitlement for those licensed users entitled to service for the Parent Program. Service is available for the CICS Explorer Program for as long as the Parent Program with which the CICS Explorer Program is to be used is generally supported by IBM. In addition, IBM reserves the right to discontinue service on the CICS Explorer Program when it is withdrawn from marketing by IBM.

Please read the license file that accompanies the CICS Explorer Program, to determine if you want to use it.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Host Transaction Processing CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS IA Explorer z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS CICS Explorer Plug-in z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS CICS Explorer Plug-in z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 2.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS Explorer Plug-in z/OS 5.2, 5.1, 1.1
Host Transaction Processing IBM Session Manager CICS Explorer Plug-in z/OS 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Transaction Gateway AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS 9.0, 8.1, 8.0, 7.2, 7.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS CICS Explorer plug-in z/OS 2.1

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server


Rate this page:

(0 users)Average rating

Add comments

Document information


More support for:

CICS Transaction Server
Explorer

Software version:

3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2

Operating system(s):

Linux, Windows

Reference #:

4033579

Modified date:

2014-08-26

Translate my page

Machine Translation

Content navigation