IBM Debug Tool Plug-in for Eclipse provides a graphical user interface to IBM Debug Tool for z/OS.
IBM Debug Tool Plug-in for Eclipse provides easy access through a graphical user interface (GUI) on the workstation to Debug Tool for z/OS. The GUI can be used to help debug z/OS-based load modules running on MVS, including load modules that run in a subsystem like CICS, DB2 or IMS. The GUI interface allows you to access debugging capability similar to that accessed by the z/OS host interface, allowing you to do the following tasks:
- Set and clear breakpoints at a specific line.
- Set and clear breakpoints for an error or warning-level error that is based on Language Environment severities.
- Run to a breakpoint.
- Step into a procedure.
- Step over a procedure.
- View variable values and change them as you step through the code.
- View variable values in the context of a larger area of storage.
- View the call stack.
Here is a screenshot of the Debug Tool GUI plug-in in action:
- V220.127.116.11 (11 May 2012) - Current release
- Support for the IBM Explorer for z/OS component in CICS Explorer V1.1.1 and IMS Enterprise Suite Explorer V2.1.2. IBM Explorer for z/OS provides a common framework for managing connections between multiple plug-ins and their server components. When using the framework, users are prompted only once per session for their ID and password, even when accessing multiple tools on the same LPAR. IBM Explorer for z/OS also includes a perspective, views, and APIs to list, create, edit, and control z/OS datasets, partitioned datasets, zFS files and paths and to submit jobs and view JES spool output
- Remote communication security is enhanced to enable encrypted communication between Debug Tool and remote debug mode for better privacy and integrity. The enablement uses the Secure Sockets Level (SSL) protocol and digital certificates
- DTCN profile plug-in is integrated with CICS objects in the CICS Explorer. This provides a new mechanism to create or manage a DTCN profile when you want to debug a transaction or program
- V18.104.22.168 (14 Mar 2012)
- When using the DTCN (for CICS) plug-in, the transaction id is no longer uppercased.
- IBM Debug Tool Plug-in for Eclipse updated to later RDz level.
- V22.214.171.124 (5 Mar 2012)
- An existing but inactive DTCN profile can now be activated when customer site has requirements such as DTCNFORCETRANID, DTCNFORCEUSERID etc.
- V126.96.36.199 (10 Feb 2012)
- DTCN plugin enhanced to support user ids that contain a special character such as #
- Bug fixes
- V188.8.131.52 (15 Dec 2011)
- Enhanced hover capabilities
- Enhanced monitor and variables for arrays and structures to include an index value
- Enhanced ability to restore breakpoints
- Enhancements to DTCN and DTSP plug-ins
- Bug fixes
- V184.108.40.206 (14 Jul 2011)
- Added support for IMS Explorer and the latest level of the CICS Explorer
- The Debug Tool DTCN and DTSP Profile Manager plug-ins are now included
- V10.1.0.0 (14 May 2010)
- Initial release
The following minimum hardware levels are requiredug-in:
The following software is also required:
- One of the following levels of IBM Debug Tool for z/OS:
- One of the following levels of the Microsoft Windows operating system:
- Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 32-bit
- One of the following Eclipse-based platforms:
- One of the following levels of IBM CICS Explorer (for Windows):
- One of the following levels of IBM IMS Enterprise Suite Explorer:
- V11 plug-in: IBM IMS Enterprise Suite Explorer for Development V2.1, or later
- V12 plug-in: IBM IMS Enterprise Suite Explorer for Development V220.127.116.11, or later
1. IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V12.1 users should download and install the V12 plug-in. IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V10.1 or V11.1 users should download and install the V11 plug-in.
2. To install the V11 plug-in:
- Review the "System requirements and prerequisites" section in the DT Plug-in V11 Readme PDF (available below) and verify that you have met all the requirements and installed all the prerequisites.
- Click on the HTTP link (in Download table, below) for the DT Plug-in V11 and save the compressed file to your local machine.
- Extract the saved file to a temporary directory on your target machine. This will create the necessary installation files.
- Review the "Installing Debug Tool Plug-in for Eclipse..." section for either the CICS Explorer or IMS Explorer (whichever you are using with the plug-in) of the DT Plug-in V11 Readme PDF for instructions on how to complete the installation.
|DT Plug-in V11 Readme PDF||US English||147456|
Note that, aside from the LANGUAGE column defined in the download table below, this plug-in supports the following languages:
|Download||RELEASE DATE||LANGUAGE||SIZE(Bytes)||Download Options|
|DT Plug-in V11||14 May 2012||US English||18587648||HTTP|
|DT Plug-in V12||31 Aug 2012||US English||76054028||HTTP|
This plug-in is available at no charge to all licensed users of IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V10, or later. It is supplied under the standard terms and conditions of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and of the associated License Information and other documentation, and provides a defect correction entitlement for those licensed users entitled to service for IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V10, or later. Service is available for this plug-in for as long as the IBM Debug Tool for z/OS product with which the plug-in is to be used is generally supported by IBM. In addition, IBM reserves the right to discontinue service on this plug-in when it is withdrawn from marketing by IBM. Please reference "IBM Debug Tool for z/OS" as the entitled product when contacting IBM and requesting support for this plug-in.
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Transaction Server||Explorer||Windows||4.2, 4.1, 3.2, 3.1|
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