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Question

What is the latest release that you can download of the IBM CICS Explorer and CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer, that support CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.3, V5.2, V5.1, V4.2, or V4.1?

Answer

Click on one of the following CICS Explorer releases to see the version highlights and the corresponding CICS Tools plug-in releases. The releases are in order from latest (newest) to oldest.

Latest release

Product
Latest Version
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 4.2, and 4.1
CICS Configuration Manager 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer
CICS Deployment Assistant 5.3 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer
CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in for the CICS Explorer

Previous releases

Product
Latest Version
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.2, 5.1, 4.2, and 4.1
IBM Explorer for z/OS
CICS Configuration Manager plug-in for CICS Explorer
CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in for CICS Explorer
CICS Performance Analyzer plug-in for CICS Explorer
*** NEW 13 July 2016
** NEW 24 May 2016
* NEW 19 January 2016



IBM Explorer for z/OS V3.0 and CICS Explorer V5.3
Information on IBM Explorer for z/OS and CICS Explorer V5.3 is available on the Mainframe Development page under "Eclipse Tools for Mainframe Development".

This latest release does not permit you to download maintenance from IBM Fix Central. Instead, installation instructions are available under Download Eclipse Tools which you can get to from the Mainframe Development page.
IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1 and CICS Explorer V5.2, or earlier
IBM provides three methods for you to obtain the maintenance for CICS Explorer:
  1. Update to the new version from within the CICS Explorer by applying the maintenance from an IBM-hosted Eclipse update site
  2. Use Installation Manager
  3. Download the maintenance from IBM Fix Central

See the "Installation instructions" in the Readme for each product for more details. The Readme also contains the prerequisites and the list of enhancements and bugs fixed by each new version.

Many of the new releases of CICS Explorer and CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer contain bug fixes in addition to new functionality. To see a complete list of applicable APARs*, click on the link for each product's Fix list from the Fixes by version document.

*There are no PTFs associated with the applicable APARs.

To determine the releases of the CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with each release of CICS Explorer, refer to the CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. Details of the underlying Eclipse release for CICS Explorer are also provided in these tables.

To get the download packages for previous releases of CICS Explorer, see Releases of the CICS Explorer that are no longer available on the primary download page.

If you are new to CICS Explorer, see Getting started with the CICS Explorer.




CICS Explorer 5.3.0.10 and CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in 3.0.0.3 fix packs

Available: 27 January 2017

CICS Explorer 5.3.0.10 provides fixes for:
  • IV92195

CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in 3.0.0.3 provides fixes for:
  • PI74695

For more information about the updates, click on the links to the Readmes and APARs in the following table:

Product
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Explorer
CICS Transaction Gateway 3.0 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.0.0.3

In order to obtain the updates, see Ordering maintenance for IBM CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer plug-ins for details.

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.





CICS Explorer 5.3.0.9 and CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in 5.3.0.5 fix packs


Available: 16 December 2016

CICS Explorer 5.3.0.9 provides fixes for:

  • IV90294
  • IV91320
    • CICS Transaction Server for z/OS has been updated to IBM WebSphere Liberty fix pack 16.0.0.3 by APAR PI67639 (CICS V5.1 and V5.2) or by PI67640 (CICS V5.3) therefore an update has been made to make the IBM WebSphere Liberty 16.0.0.3 libraries available in CICS Explorer target platforms.
  • IV90584
    • To simplify the Explorer experience, new workspaces no longer contain some older views in the operations menu (Corba Servers, JVM Class Caches, JVM Pools, JVM Profiles, JVM Status). Users who require these views can add them back using the Operations > Create New View menu.
    • View configurations can be imported from a Web server (HTTP or HTTPS). The CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.3 documentation topic Importing CICS resource table views will be updated to explain a URL can be used where before it was only possible to use a filename for the import.
    • After selecting and removing multiple columns using the Customize Columns dialog and pressing OK the code is corrected to remove all the selected columns.
    • Added new example projects (available from File > New > Examples > CICS Examples > Servlet and JSP > CICS Link to Liberty) demonstrating how to annotate a Java method so it can be called from any CICS program.

CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in 5.3.0.5 provides fixes for:
  • IV91093
  • IV90824

For more information about the updates, click on the links to the Readmes and APARs in the following table:

Product
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Explorer
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer

In order to obtain the updates, see Ordering maintenance for IBM CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer plug-ins for details. There is a known problem with CICS Explorer 5.3.0.9 fix pack for which there is a workaround documented in the document In CICS Explorer 5.3.0.9 decorators (icons) indicating resource status are not available.

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.





CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in 5.3.0.4 and CICS Performance Analyzer plug-in 5.3.0.3 fix packs


Available: 28 October 2016

CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in 5.3.0.4 provides fixes for:

  • IV90139

CICS Performance Analyzer plug-in 5.3.0.3 provides fixes for:
  • IV90138

For more information about the updates, click on the links to the Readmes and APARs in the following table:

Product
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer

In order to obtain the updates, see Ordering maintenance for IBM CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer plug-ins for details.

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.





CICS Explorer 5.2.0.7 fix pack


Available: 13 July 2016

CICS Explorer V5.2.0.7 provides fixes for:

  • IV86033
For more information about the updates, click on the Readmes and APARs in the following table:

Product
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 4.2, 4.1, 3.2 and 3.1

In order to obtain the updates, see Ordering maintenance for IBM CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer plug-ins for details.

There are no updates to the CICS Tools plug-ins that are associated with this APAR, however, if you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.




CICS Deployment Assistant plug-in 5.3.0.1 and CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in 5.3.0.2 fix packs


Available: 24 June 2016

CICS Deployment Assistant plug-in for CICS Explorer V5.3.0.1 provides fixes for:

  • IV81257

CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in for CICS Explorer V5.3.0.2 provides fixes for:
  • IV83417
  • IV83108

For more information about the updates, click on the Readmes and APARs in the following table:
Product
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Deployment Assistant 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer

In order to obtain the updates, see Ordering maintenance for IBM CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer plug-ins for details.

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.





CICS Explorer 5.3.0.5, CICS Performance Analyzer plug-in 5.3.0.2, and CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in 5.2.0.5 fix packs


Available: 27 May 2016

CICS Explorer V5.3.0.5 provides fixes for:

  • IV85026
  • IV83887
    • In the CICS JDBC example, the default imports have been updated in the manifest.
CICS Performance Analyzer plug-in for CICS Explorer V5.3.0.2 provides fixes for:
  • IV84342

CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in for CICS Explorer V5.2.0.5 provides fixes for:
  • IV82726

For more information about the updates, click on the Readmes and APARs in the following table:

Product
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 4.2, 4.1, 3.2 and 3.1
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer *
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer

* This was made available on 24th May 2016.

In order to obtain the updates, see Ordering maintenance for IBM CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer plug-ins for details.

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.




5.3.0.4 CICS Explorer rebuilt due to a security vulnerability affecting IBM Explorer for z/OS V3.0 fix packs


Available: 10 May 2016

As a result of a security vulnerability in the IBM Java SDK that affects IBM Explorer for z/OS 3.0, upon which CICS Explorer is built, CICS Explorer has been rebuilt. See Security Bulletin: Multiple vulnerabilities in IBM Java SDK affect IBM Explorer for z/OS V3.0 (CVE-2016-0363 and CVE-2016-0376) for details.

CICS Explorer itself is not affected by the security vulnerability so there is no associated APAR. In order to obtain the update, see Ordering maintenance for IBM CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer plug-ins for details.

There are no updates to the CICS Tools plug-ins that are associated with this security vulnerability. But, if you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.





5.3.0.3 CICS Explorer and CICS Tools plug-in 5.3.0.1 fix packs

Available: 29 April 2016

CICS Explorer V5.3.0.3 provides fixes for:

  • IV83649
  • IV83682

CICS Configuration Manager plug-in for CICS Explorer V5.3.0.1 provides fixes for:
  • IV80881

CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in for CICS Explorer V5.3.0.1 provides fixes for:
  • IV82885

CICS Performance Analyzer plug-in for CICS Explorer V5.3.0.1 provides fixes for:
  • IV81114

For more information about the updates, click on the Readmes and APARs in the following table:

Product (and link to Readme)
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 4.2, 4.1, 3.2 and 3.1
CICS Configuration Manager 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer

In order to obtain the updates, see Ordering maintenance for IBM CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer plug-ins for details.

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.






5.2.0.6 CICS Explorer documentation changes and 2.1.0.12 IBM Explorer for z/OS maintenance updates

Available: 19 January 2016

CICS Explorer V5.2.0.6 addresses various documentation problems identified in CICS Explorer V5.2:

IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.12 provides a fix and minor documentation updates. The fix is to reset the password to the default value, if IBM Explorer for z/OS cannot access the secure storage to load key or trust store passwords.

For more information about the updates, click on the Readmes and APARs in the following table:


Product (and link to Readme)
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.2, 5.1, 4.2, and 4.1
IBM Explorer for z/OS

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.






5.3.0.0 Support for CICS TS 5.3 and many enhancements

Available: 11 December 2015

Version 5.3.0.0 of the CICS Explorer provides support for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.3 and includes the following new functionality as documented in the release notes:
  • CICS Explorer runs on IBM Explorer for z/OS® Aqua 3.0.0.0 (z/OS Explorer). For details, see What's new in z/OS Explorer Version 3.0.0.
      When you open CICS Explorer, the first screen displays the name IBM Explorer for z/OS Aqua 3.0.0.0 before the CICS Explorer workbench opens.

      When the CICS Explorer workbench opens, if the CICS SM perspective is not displayed by default, you can open it. Click the Open Perspective icon on the workbench toolbar or
      Window > Open Perspective > Other in the main menu for the workbench. In the Open Perspective window, click CICS SM , then click OK .

  • CICS Explorer requires Eclipse 4.4.2.
      If your current version of CICS Explorer is Version 5.3 Beta, Version 5.2, or earlier, you must install a new copy of CICS Explorer. You cannot just upgrade CICS Explorer.

      It is advisable to back up any existing workspace before you install this new release of CICS Explorer.

  • The name of the default workspace is changed to .zosexplorer. To use the previous .cicsexplorer workspace, use one of the following methods:
    • When you start CICS Explorer, when the Workspace Launcher dialog is displayed, specify directory_path/.cicsexplorer.
    • In the main menu for the CICS Explorer workbench, click File > Switch Workspace > Other, then specify directory_path/.cicsexplorer in the Workspace Launcher dialog.
    In the CICS Explorer and CICS® Transaction Server documentation, any references to the .cicsexplorer workspace name also mean .zosexplorer.

  • If you install the CICS Explorer direct download, the name of the executable file is changed to zosexplorer.exe (Windows) or zosexplorer (Linux or OS X).

    In the CICS Explorer and CICS Transaction Server documentation, any references to the cicsexplorer.exe (Windows) or cicsexplorer (Linux or OS X) executable file also mean zosexplorer.exe (Windows) or zosexplorer (Linux or OS X).

  • CICS Explorer is available for the OS X Yosemite (10.10) and later operating system.
  • CICS Explorer can connect to a CICS TS for z/VSE 2.1 system to browse and process supported resources.
  • Creating a customized resource view
  • Setting a default connection
  • Automatic connection at startup
  • Defining a TRANSACTION resource as an application entry point
  • Phasing in a new version of an OSGi bundle
  • Specifying a version range for an OSGi project
  • Defining a PACKAGESET resource in a CICS bundle project
  • Querying PACKAGESET resources by platform, region type or application
  • Exporting selected connections
  • Filtering resources by expression
  • Further support for CICS policies
  • Support for new NQRNL system initialization (SIT) parameter
  • IBM CICS Event Binding Editor help is included in CICS Explorer product documentation

For more information about the new and changed function, see What's new in Version 5.3 in the product documentation or the CICS Explorer Help Contents.

The new plug-ins for the CICS tools that support CICS Explorer V5.3 provide compatibility, new functionality, and some defect fixes. Much of the new functionality is not dependent on you having CICS TS V5.3.


Product
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 4.2, and 4.1
5.3.0.0
none
CICS Configuration Manager 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.3.0.0
none
CICS Deployment Assistant 5.3 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
5.3.0.0
none
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.3.0.0
none
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.3 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.3.0.0
none
CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in for the CICS Explorer
3.0.1.0
none

CICS Explorer V5.3 and the CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer are shipped as new releases so no APARs are associated with them. The new code is available on the Mainframe development page.

CICS Explorer V5.3 is compatible with CICS TS V5.3, V5.1, V4.2, and V4.1 therefore, you can install the new version of CICS Explorer and take advantage of a lot of the new functionality regardless of the release of CICS TS that you are using.

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with a particular release of CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS Tool that you are using, refer to the CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. These reference tables also give details of the releases of Eclipse SDK that are required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.






5.2.0.4 CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer enhancements and support for APAR PI38229 and PI22815

Available: 7 October 2015

CICS Interdependency Analyzer plug-in for CICS Explorer V5.2.0.4 provides:

  • Support for CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS APAR PI38229:
  • Support is provided for CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS APAR PI22815 compatibility:
  • Enhancements

For more information about the updates, click on the Readme and APARs in the following table:


Product (and link to Readme)
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer

The above-mentioned enhancements are also included in 5.1.1.7 CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.1 plug-in:

Product (and link to Readme)
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer

This fix pack for the older release has been included in the download packages for previous releases of CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer, see Releases of the CICS Explorer that are no longer available on the primary download page.

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.







5.2.0.5 CICS Explorer enhancements and 2.1.0.11 IBM Explorer for z/OS maintenance updates


Available: 29 September 2015

CICS Explorer V5.2.0.5 fixes various problems and minor documentation changes identified in CICS Explorer V5.2:


IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.11 provides a fix and minor documentation updates. The fix is to improve the way connection exceptions are displayed in installed tools.

For more information about the updates, click on the Readmes and APARs in the following table:


Product (and link to Readme)
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.2, 5.1, 4.2, 4.1, 3.2 and 3.1
IBM Explorer for z/OS
CICS Configuration Manager 5.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer **
CICS Deployment Assistant 5.2 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
5.2.0.0
none
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer ***
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer ***
CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in for the CICS Explorer
3.0.0.0
none
CICS VSAM Transparency (SupportPac) & z/OS components
2.1.0.0
none

** There are no updates to the CICS Tools plug-ins that are related to CICS Explorer V5.2.0.5, however, CICS Configuration Manager's fix pack recently became available so the APARs are included in the table.
*** These have been included to display the most recent fix packs which are available.

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.







5.2.0.2, 5.1.1.6, 5.1.0.2, 1.1.1.5, 1.1.0.4, 1.0.1.4, & 1.0.0.9 POODLE Security update and more


Available: 12 December 2014

Fix packs for the POODLE security vulnerability are provided by the following APARs for the various supported releases of the CICS Explorer and IBM Explorer for z/OS:

Product APAR
Version / Fix Pack
Description of Fix
CICS Explorer
1.0.0.9
Update for POODLE security vulnerability
1.0.1.4
1.1.0.4
1.1.1.5
5.1.0.2
5.1.1.6
5.2.0.2
IBM Explorer for z/OS
2.1.0.8


In addition to the APARs for the POODLE security vulnerability, the following APARs are included in the CICS Explorer 5.2.0.2 and IBM Explorer for z/OS 2.1.0.8 fix packs:
Product APAR
Version / Fix Pack
Description of Fix
CICS Explorer
5.2.0.2
Update for POODLE security vulnerability
Maintenance roll up
In CICS Explorer 5.2.0.1 programs appear with a 'BUNDLE' icon
Support for Apple OS X Yosemite 10.10 or higher
IBM Explorer for z/OS
2.1.0.8
Update for POODLE security vulnerability
Maintenance roll up
Support for Apple OS X Yosemite 10.10 or higher

The 5.2.0.2 and 2.1.0.8 fix packs have been incorporated into the latest release of CICS Explorer and IBM Explorer for z/OS which are hosted on the primary IBM CICS Explorer Downloads page. The fix packs for the older releases have been included in the download packages for previous releases of CICS Explorer, see Releases of the CICS Explorer that are no longer available on the primary download page.

For more information, refer to the APARs for the fix packs.

There are no related POODLE security vulnerability APARs for the CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer. If you need to determine the releases of the CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with a particular release of CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS Tool that you are using, refer to the CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. These reference tables also give details of the releases of Eclipse SDK that are required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

See Finding security and integrity APARs for System z products like CICS TS for the best way to stay current and be notified when there is a security and integrity APAR for CICS Transaction Sever for z/OS and the CICS Tools that run on z/OS.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since these versions became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.







5.1.0.1 provides the fix for APARs IV36046 and IV35382
Available: 9 May 2013

Version 5.1.0.1 of the CICS Explorer includes APAR IV36046 and IV35382:
More details about these APARs can be found by clicking on the links to the APARs in the table below.

To see if there have been any APARs opened against the CICS Explorer since this versions became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.


Product
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.1,4.2, and 4.1
5.1.0.1
CICS Configuration Manager 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.0.0
none
CICS Deployment Assistant 5.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
5.1.0.0
none
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.0.1
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.0.0
none
CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in for the CICS Explorer
2.0.0.0
none
CICS VSAM Transparency (SupportPac) & z/OS components
2.1.0.0
none
IBM Session Manager 3.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.2.0.0
none

There are no updates to the CICS tools plug-ins that correspond with the CICS Explorer updates, however, an updated CICS IA 5.1 plug-in is also available (V5.1.0.1).

If you need to determine the releases of the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer or the release of a CICS tool that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The tables in this document also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Host Transaction Processing CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS IA Explorer 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS CICS Explorer Plug-in 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS CICS Explorer Plug-in 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 2.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS Explorer Plug-in Linux, Windows 5.3, 5.2, 5.1, 1.1
Host Transaction Processing IBM Session Manager CICS Explorer Plug-in 3.2, 3.1
Host Transaction Processing CICS Transaction Gateway CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in for CICS Explorer AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS 9.1, 9.0, 8.1, 8.0
Host Transaction Processing CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS CICS Explorer plug-in 2.1
Host Transaction Processing IBM Explorer for z/OS Maintenance Linux, Windows 2.1.0, 3.0.0

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document information

More support for: CICS Transaction Server
Explorer

Software version: 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows, z/OS, z/VSE

Reference #: 1404312

Modified date: 02 February 2017