You would like to know what problems you might encounter when you upgrade from one release of CICS or CICSPlex SM to another. You also want to know what CICS problems you might encounter if you change to a new release of z/OS or DB2.
Resolving the problem
Select the appropriate link for the product you are installing to be taken to the corresponding table. Then click the search link to the right of the release of the product you are installing.
If you are upgrading from an old release, you should click the search link for ALL the intervening releases. For example, if upgrading from CICS TS 4.1 to 5.1 then you should click search to the right of "CICS transaction Server for z/OS 4.2" and "CICS Transaction Server for z/OS 5.1".
|CICS TS for z/OS upgrading information|
|CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2|
|CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1|
|CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.2|
|CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.1|
|CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.2|
|CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V3.1|
You should also look at the Detailed System Requirements and the "Cross Product Dependencies" section in the PSP bucket of the product that you are upgrading.
|CICS TS for z/VSE upgrading information|
|CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA V1.1.1|
|CICSPlex SM (CPSM) upgrading information|
** CPSM is part of CICS TS V3.2 and above
|DB2 upgrading information|
|DB2 for z/OS V10.1|
|DB2 for z/OS V9.1|
|DB2 for z/OS V8.1|
|z/OS upgrading information|
|See z/OS migration and installation page contains links for the different releases of z/OS. The table below contains a link for the "upgrading search" that returns documents related to CICS and the specific release of z/OS, and a link to the Planning for Installation manual for each z/OS release.|
|Software requirements for running z/OS|
|z/OS V2.1||z/OS V2.1 Planning for Installation|
|z/OS V1.13||z/OS V1.13 Planning for Installation|
|z/OS V1.12||z/OS V1.12 Planning for Installation|
|z/OS V1.11||z/OS V1.11 Planning for Installation|
|z/OS V1.10||z/OS V1.10 Planning for Installation|
|z/OS V1.9||z/OS V1.9 Planning for Installation|
|z/OS V1.8||z/OS V1.8 Planning for Installation|
|z/OS V1.7||z/OS V1.7 Planning for Installation|
CICS/VSE CICS VSE CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server CICSPlex SM CICSPlexSM CPSM CP/SM