Latest version of CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer

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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) V5.2, V5.1, V4.2, V4.1, V3.2, or V3.1?

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.


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

Note: There are no PTFs associated with the APARs for CICS Explorer or the CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer.

IBM provides two methods for you to obtain the maintenance for the CICS Explorer. You can use the preferred method and update to the new version from within the CICS Explorer by applying the maintenance from an IBM-hosted Eclipse Update-site, or you can 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.

The latest release of CICS Explorer and CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer are hosted on the primary IBM CICS Explorer Downloads page. This simplifies what you will have to do if downloading the CICS Explorer for the first time. 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 need to determine the releases of the CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer that are compatible with the release of the CICS Explorer that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The reference tables also contain the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

The CICS Explorer downloads are free. See Getting started with the CICS Explorer if you are a new to the CICS Explorer and would like more information about installation and getting updates.


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 z/OS Explorer:
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
z/OS Explorer
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 z/OS Explorer 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
z/OS Explorer
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 z/OS Explorer which are hosted on the primary IBM CICS Explorer Downloads page. The fix packs for the older releases have been included in the 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 open against the CICS Explorer since these versions became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.





5.2.0.1 Miscellaneous Fixes for CICS Explorer V5.2.0

Available: 23 September 2014

Version 5.2.0.1 of the CICS Explorer provides fixes to various APARs including IV63723 which contains a maintenance rollup for CICS Explorer. To see a complete list of APARs, see the List of Fixes in the Readme documentation for the CICS Explorer 5.2.0 fix pack 1 (5.2.0.1).

The latest code is available on the main CICS Explorer downloads page.

There are no fix packs for the CICS Tools plug-ins that are related to CICS Explorer 5.2.0.1. 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.





5.2.0.0 Support for CICS TS 5.2 and many enhancements

Available: 13 June 2014

Version 5.2.0.0 of the CICS Explorer provides support for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.2 and includes the following new and changed functionality as documented in the release notes:
  • Define FILE, JVMSERVER, PIPELINE, TCPIPSERVICE and WEBSERVICE resources in a CICS® Bundle project
  • View details of, and work with, an application installed on a platform
  • Manage multiple versions of applications installed on a platform
  • Additional content in the CICSplex Explorer view
  • Further support for CICS policies
  • New Repository Explorer view
  • New Operation views:
    • Task related User Exits
    • Global User Exits
    • Shared TS Queues
    • Transaction Dumps
    • System Dumps
    • Unit of Work Links
  • Updated Pipelines view
  • New Workload Management views:
    • WLM Specifications
    • WLM Specification Editor
    • Active Workload Definition, also known as Routing Rules, Editor

The What's New topic in the CICS Explorer help documentation describes the new and changed items in more detail. To display the topic, click Help > Help Contents, then click CICS Explorer User Guide > What's new in version 5.2.

The new CICS Tools V5.2 plug-ins for CICS Explorer provide support and compatibility for the new V5.2 release, as well making use of any new functionality, and some defect fixes.

To see if there have been any APARs open 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 5.2, 5.1, 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
5.2.0.0
none
CICS Configuration Manager 5.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.2.0.0
none
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
5.2.0.0
none
CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in for the CICS Explorer
2.1.0.0
none
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.2.0.0
none
CICS VSAM Transparency (SupportPac) & z/OS components
2.1.0.0
none
IBM Session Manager 3.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer
2.1.0.0
none

CICS Explorer V5.2 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 main CICS Explorer downloads page.

CICS Explorer V5.2 is compatible with CICS TS V5.2, V5.1, V4.2, V4.1, V3.2, and V3.1. 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 you are using.

In CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS (CICS PA) V5.2, the Explorer plug-in Historical Database (HDB) templates EXPLOR42 and EXPLOR51 have been significantly enhanced. The enhancements include many new fields and data format changes to some of the existing fields. Therefore if you use CICS TS V4.2 or V5.1 with the CICS PA V5.2 plug-in, refer to Significant changes to CICS PA 5.2 Explorer plug-in HDB templates require action if using CICS TS 4.2 and 5.1 for more information.

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.





5.1.1.4 CICS Explorer and z/OS Explorer bug fixes
Available: 6 February 2014

CICS Explorer V5.1.1.4 fixes a problem with duplicate host connections being created in the CICS Explorer when upgrading from CICS Explorer V1.1.1 to V5.1.1. Version 5.1.1.4 also fixes java.lang.NullPointerExceptions that occur while using the CICS Explorer Files view to browse FILE resources in CICS. The error occurs when switching between local and remote files.

IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.4 provides support for CICS Explorer APAR IV52926.

For more information about the updates, click on the Readme's and APARs in the following table.


Product (and link to Readme)
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.1,4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
IBM Explorer for z/OS
CICS Configuration Manager 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Deployment Assistant 5.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.1
none
CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
9.0.1.0
none
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS VSAM Transparency (SupportPac) & z/OS components
2.1.0.0
none

As documented in the Readme for APAR IV52044 and IV52926, "If CICS Explorer has been installed using IBM Installation Manager with IBM Explorer for z/OS 2.1.0.x as the base package group, then the CICS Explorer V5.1.1.4 and IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.4 fixpacks must be applied simultaneously." This means that if you used Installation Manager to install both z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer then you will need to install both CICS Explorer V5.1.1.4 and IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.4 fix packs at the same time. However, if you only used Installation Manager to install z/OS Explorer these updates are independent of each other, and if you installed CICS Explorer into another base (such as Rational Application Developer) or standalone, the updates are independent of each other.

There are no updates to the CICS Tools plug-ins that are related to CICS Explorer V5.1.1.4.

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 open against the CICS Explorer since this versions became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.





5.1.1.3 CICS Explorer and z/OS Explorer bug fixes
Available: 2 December 2013

CICS Explorer V5.1.1.3 fixes a language structure parsing error and a compile error on program link method calls.

IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.3 fixes an internal error that occurs when trying to save changes and a connection failure.

For more information about the updates, click on the Readme's and APARs in the following table.


Product (and link to Readme)
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.1,4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
IBM Explorer for z/OS
CICS Configuration Manager 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Deployment Assistant 5.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer **
CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
9.0.1.0
none
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS VSAM Transparency (SupportPac) & z/OS components
2.1.0.0
none

As documented in the Readme for APAR IV51448 and IV51452,"If CICS Explorer has been installed using IBM Installation Manager with IBM Explorer for z/OS 2.1.0.x as the base package group, then the CICS Explorer V5.1.1.3 and IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.3 fixpacks must be applied simultaneously." This means that if you used Installation Manager to install both z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer then you will need to install both CICS Explorer V5.1.1.3 and IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.3 fix packs at the same time. However, if you only used Installation Manager to install z/OS Explorer these updates are independent of each other, and if you installed CICS Explorer into another base (such as Rational Application Developer) or standalone, the updates are independent of each other.

** There are no updates to the CICS Tools plug-ins that are related to CICS Explorer V5.1.1.3. However, CICS Interdependency Analyzer fix packs recently became available so the APARs are included in the table. Note that IV47344 is only for CICS IA Tools plug-in V5.1.1.1, but the other 2 APARs are in both versions 5.1.0.2 and 5.1.1.1. The CICS IA V5.1.0.2 fix pack is compatible with CICS Explorer V5.1.0.x and the CICS IA V5.1.1.1 fix pack is compatible with CICS Explorer V5.1.1.x.

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 open against the CICS Explorer since this versions became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.





5.1.1.2 z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer compatibility APAR
Available: 19 September 2013

CICS Explorer V5.1.1.2 only contains the compatibility APAR IV47936 for the IBM Explorer for z/OS 2.1.0.2.

IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.2 fixes a job submission failure and allows for mixed case user IDs.

For more information about the updates, click on the Readme's and APARs in the following table.


Product
Version
(Readme)
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.1,4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
IBM Explorer for z/OS
CICS Configuration Manager 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Deployment Assistant 5.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
9.0.1.0
none
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS VSAM Transparency (SupportPac) & z/OS components
2.1.0.0
none

As documented in the Readme for APAR IV47936,"If CICS Explorer has been installed using IBM Installation Manager with IBM Explorer for z/OS 2.1.0.x as the base package group, then the CICS Explorer V5.1.1.2 and IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.2 fixpacks must be applied simultaneously." This means that if you used Installation Manager to install both z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer then you will need to install both CICS Explorer V5.1.1.2 and IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.2 fix packs at the same time. However, if you only used Installation Manager to install z/OS Explorer these updates are independent of each other, and if you installed CICS Explorer into another base (such as Rational Application Developer) or standalone, the updates are independent of each other.

There are no updates to the CICS Tools plug-ins that are related to CICS Explorer V5.1.1.2.

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 open against the CICS Explorer since this versions became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.




5.1.1.1 PHP support for Dynamic Scripting and some bug fixes
Available: 16 August 2013

CICS Explorer V5.1.1.1 adds PHP support in CICS Explorer SDK V5.1.1 to allow you to create the sample PHP applications for CICS TS Feature Pack for Dynamic Scripting V2.0. There are also a few bug fixes included in version 5.1.1.1 of CICS Explorer.

IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.1 also contains some fixes to a couple problems.

The What's New topic in the CICS Explorer help documentation describes the new and changed items in more detail. To display the topic, click Help > Help Contents, then click CICS Explorer User Guide > What's new in version 5.1.1.1.

For more information about the updates, click on the APARs in the following table.


Product
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.1,4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
5.1.1.1
IBM Explorer for z/OS
2.1.0.1
CICS Configuration Manager 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Deployment Assistant 5.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
9.0.1.0
none
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS VSAM Transparency (SupportPac) & z/OS components
2.1.0.0
none

As documented in the Readme for these APARs. "If CICS Explorer has been installed using IBM Installation Manager with IBM Explorer for z/OS 2.1.0.0 as the base package group, then the CICS Explorer V5.1.1.1 and IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.1 fixpacks must be applied simultaneously." This means that if you used Installation Manager to install both z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer then you will need to install both CICS Explorer V5.1.1.1 and IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1.0.1 fix packs at the same time. However, if you only used Installation Manager to install z/OS Explorer these updates are independent of each other, and if you installed CICS Explorer into RAD or standalone the updates are independent of each other.

There are no updates to the CICS Tools plug-ins that are related to CICS Explorer V5.1.1.1.

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.

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




5.1.1.0 Support for Eclipse 4.2.2 and IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1
Available: 14 June 2013

CICS Explorer V5.1.1.0 provides support for Eclipse 4.2.2 and z/OS Explorer V2.1. The plug-ins for the following products in the CICS Tools family are also updated. They deliver some updated capabilities, tolerating the latest CICS Explorer and Eclipse levels, and providing plug-ins in Installation Manager format:
  • CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS, V5.1.1
  • CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS, V5.1.1
  • CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS, V5.1.1
  • CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS, V5.1.1
  • CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS, V9.0.1

z/OS Explorer, previously an integral part of CICS Explorer, is now available as a separate component. It delivers unified, extensible, workstation connectivity to key IBM z/OS functionality by providing simple and secure access to z/OS datasets, zFS files, and JES jobs, and output from within an Eclipse-based Rich Client Platform (RCP). For more information on IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1, see the US Announcement Letter IBM Explorer for z/OS V2.1 (213-141), dated 23 April, 2013.

The What's New topic in the CICS Explorer help documentation describes the new and changed items in more detail. To display the topic, click Help > Help Contents, then click CICS Explorer User Guide > What's new in version 5.1.1.

For more information on the new updates, see the release notes for the CICS Explorer and each plug-in available under Further information on the CICS Explorer downloads page.


Product
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.1,4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Configuration Manager 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Deployment Assistant 5.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Interdependency Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
9.0.1.0
none
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.1.0
none
CICS VSAM Transparency (SupportPac) & z/OS components
2.1.0.0
none

CICS Explorer V5.1.1.0 and the updated CICS tools plug-ins are shipped as new releases so no APARs are associated with them. The new code is available on the main CICS Explorer downloads page.

CICS Explorer V5.1.1.0 is compatible with CICS TS V5.1, V4.2, V4.1, V3.2, and V3.1 so you can install the new version of the CICS Explorer and advantage of a lot of the new functionality regardless of the release of CICS TS you are using. All compatible tools have their own 5.1.1 mod release. So for example, to use the CICS Performance Analyzer (CICS PA) plug-in with CICS Explorer V5.1.1, you would need to download and install CICS PA plug-in V5.1.1. There is no option to use CICS Explorer V5.1.1 with CICS PA plug-in V5.1.0.


The IBM Session Manager for z/OS CICS Explorer plug-ins are not compatible with CICS Explorer V5.1.1.

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.

To see if there have been any APARs open against the CICS Explorer since this 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:
  • IV36046 fixes a problem stopped CICS Explorer V5.1 from connecting to CICS on z/VSE
  • IV35382 provides additional support for CICS event binding
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 open 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, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
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 Transaction Gateway plug-in for the CICS Explorer
2.0.0.0
none
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.0.0
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.




5.1.0.0 Support for CICS TS 5.1 and many enhancements

Available: 14 December 2012

Version 5.1.0.0 of the CICS Explorer provides support for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1 and includes the following new functionality as documented in the release notes:
  • Composite update site provides a simple way to keep up to date with new versions of CICS Explorer and add new tools and plug ins to your CICS Explorer environment.
  • Ability to perform a system dump.
  • Ability to create an application definition.
  • Ability to create a platform definition.
  • Ability to create a policy definition.
  • Ability to add a CICS® bundle to a platform.
  • Ability to remove a CICS bundle from a platform.
  • bility to define dependencies in a CICS bundle project.
  • Ability to define and edit resources in a CICS bundle project.
  • Ability to define static data when defining a event.
  • Ability to query the policy rules that have been deployed within a given scope.
  • Ability to define dependencies in a CICS bundle project.
  • System events now support the MESSAGE capture point.
  • Application events now support the Write-to-Operator capture point.
  • Support for combining EP Adapters into EP Adapter Sets.
  • Support in the Event Binding Editor for emitting static data on an event.
  • Ability to rebuild the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for a CICS region.
  • CICS Explorer can connect to CICS servers using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
  • A new perspective has been added: The CICS Cloud perspective which you can use to view all cloud resources in a CICSplex, in a platform or application-centric way.
  • Seven new Operation views are added: Applications view; Cloud Explorer view; Data Tables view, EP Adapter Sets view; Physical Data Sets view, Platforms view, and z/OS® Workload Management view.
  • Two new Definition views are added: Application Definitions view, and Platform Definitions view.
  • New fields have been added to the Task and Completed Tasks views.
  • CICS Explorer SDK support for CICS TS 5.1 JCICS.
  • CICS Explorer SDK support for Java™ 7.
  • CICS Explorer SDK field names in the Task view have been changed to be more meaningful.
  • The CICS Explorer SDK Active Workloads view has been renamed to the Workloads view.

The What's New topic in the CICS Explorer help documentation describes the new and changed items in more detail. To display the topic, click Help > Help Contents, then click CICS Explorer User Guide > What's new in version 5.1.

The new plug-ins for the CICS tools that support CICS Explorer V5.1 provide compatibility, new functionality, and some defect fixes. Much of the new functionality is not dependent on you having CICS TS V5.1.

There is also a new SupportPac CS1V: CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS plug-in for CICS Explorer that will help you manage your migrated files if you use CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS (CICS VT).

To see if there have been any APARs open 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, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
5.1.0.0
none
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
5.1.0.0
none
CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in for the CICS Explorer
2.0.0.0
none
CICS Performance Analyzer 5.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
5.1.0.0
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

CICS Explorer V5.1 and the CICS tools plug-ins are shipped as new releases so no APARs are associated with them. The new code is available on the main CICS Explorer downloads page.

CICS Explorer V5.1.0.0 is compatible with CICS TS V5.1, V4.2, V4.1, V3.2, and V3.1 so you can install the new version of the CICS Explorer and advantage of a lot of the new functionality regardless of the release of CICS TS you are using. However, with Java™ 7 some of the weaker ciphers are no longer loaded into the JVM by default at runtime which can result in difficulties connecting to weakly configured servers. See CICS Explorer 5.1.0.0 contains important security updates and enhancements for more 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.





1.1.0.3 and 1.1.1.3 Miscellaneous fixes

Available: 05 October 2012

The table below lists the APARs in version 1.1.0.3 and 1.1.1.3 of the CICS Explorer. Details about these APARs can be found by clicking on the APARs or the Readmes in the table. The What's New topics in the CICS Explorer User Guide also describe the new and changed items in more detail. To display the topics, click Help > Help Contents on the
The previous CICS Explorer version 1.0.0.8, 1.0.1.3, 1.1.0.2, and CICS Explorer menu.


Product (and link to Readme)
Version
APARs
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
1.1.1.3
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
1.1.0.3
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS DA 1.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS IA 3.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS PA 3.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS PA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
ISM 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
1.1.1.2 resolves a security risk and the update requires that you manually update the JRE by re-installing the CICS Explorer to one of these new versions. So if you did not install one of these versions, see Manual update of CICS Explorer is required to resolve security risk for more information.

There are no updates to the CICS tools plug-ins that correspond with the CICS Explorer updates. 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 that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The matrix also contains the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs open against the CICS Explorer or the plug-ins for the CICS tools since these new versions became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.





1.0.0.8, 1.0.1.3, 1.1.0.2, and 1.1.1.2 Resolves security risk and more

Available: 08 August 2012

APAR IV20931 includes updates for the CICS Explorer in versions 1.0.0.8, 1.0.1.3, 1.1.0.2, and 1.1.1.2 that resolve a security risk by including an updated IBM Java™ Runtime Environment (JRE) bundled in the stand-alone versions of CICS Explorer.

In addition to the IV20931, there are other APARs available in versions 1.1.0.2 and 1.1.1.2. More details about these APARs can be found by clicking on the APARs or Readmes in the table. The What's New topics in the CICS Explorer User Guide also describe the new and changed items in more detail. To display the topics, click Help > Help Contents on the CICS Explorer menu.

Product (and link to Readme)
Version
APARs
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
1.1.1.2
IV20931
IV19014
IV24248
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
1.1.0.2
IV20931
IV19014
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
1.0.1.3
IV20931
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
1.0.0.8
IV20931
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS DA 1.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS IA 3.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS PA 3.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS PA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
ISM 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none

This update requires that you manually update the JRE by re-installing the CICS Explorer to one of these new versions. See Manual update of CICS Explorer is required to resolve security risk for more information.

There are no updates to the CICS tools plug-ins that correspond with the CICS Explorer updates. 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 that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The matrix also contains the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.

To see if there have been any APARs open against the CICS Explorer or the plug-ins for the CICS tools since these new versions became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.

Note: You will not find APAR IV20931 on the web since it is a security APAR.





1.1.1.0 Improved connection management and z/OS support, and more

Available: 11 May June 2011

Version 1.1.0.0 of the CICS Explorer includes the following new functionality as documented in the release notes:
    • A new infrastructure to manage system connections
    • Support for CICS TS for VSE/ESA
    • Support of the z/OS Management Facility (z/OSMF)
    • Ability to copy and paste resource data to a spreadsheet
    • Ability to export a file or folder to a z/OS Unix file system
    • Ability to create a z/OS Unix file
    • Ability to create a data set
    • Ability to create a resource from an existing definition
    • Ability to see the contents resource definition group
    • Support for multiple selection job submission from the z/OS Data Sets view
    • Support for deleting or purging multiple files in the z/OS Explorer
    • Ability to create a Job Submission project and JCL files, in the Project Explorer view in the resource perspective, while working offline
    • You can now use Installation Manager to install the CICS Explorer SDK. However if you do use this method to install CICS Explorer, you must install all future updates by using Installation Manager.

The What's New topics in the CICS Explorer User Guide describes the new and changed items in more detail. To display the topics, click Help > Help Contents on the CICS Explorer menu.

To see if there have been any APARs open against the CICS Explorer or the plug-ins for the CICS tools since this version became available, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer.

Product (and link to Readme)
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
1.1.1.0
none*
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS DA 1.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer *
none
none
CICS PA 3.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer **
none
none
ISM 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer *
none
none


*CICS Explorer V1.1.1.0 is shipped as a new release so no APAR is associated with it. Now that a newer version of the CICS Explorerer is available, the latest level of V1.1.1.0 (like V1.1.1.3) will be available on the web page containing releases of the CICS Explorer that are no longer available on the primary download page

CICS Explorer V1.1.1 stores data in a different way to previous versions:
  • Old workspaces are irreversibly migrated to the new data format when they are used with CICS Explorer V1.1.1.
  • Connection preferences in updated workspaces will not be successfully read by old versions of CICS Explorer
Therefore, IBM recommends that you take a backup of your CICS Explorer workspace before installing CICS Explorer V1.1.1. This will enable you to use an older version of CICS Explorer.

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 that you are using, see CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables. The matrices also contains the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.






1.1.0.1 Defect fixes for CICS Explorer V1.1 and SDK

Available: 14 October 2011

Version 1.1.0.1 of the CICS Explorer provides defect fixes for the CICS Explorer V1.1 and SDK.

For more information on the new updates, click on the link to the CICS Explorer Readme and APAR. To see the most recent APAR(s) for the CICS Explorer plug-ins for the CICS tools, see the Fix lists for the CICS Explorer or the Readme in the table for each plug-in.

Product (and link to most current Readme)
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
1.1.0.1
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS DA 1.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS IA 3.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer *
3.2.0.0
none
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS PA 3.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
ISM 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none

*The CICS IA 3.2 plugin for CICS Explorer became available when CICS IA 3.2 became generally available on 2 September 2011. It is part of the new release so no APAR is associated with it. It was originally available on the main Explorer download site, but now that newer versions are available see the web page containing releases of the CICS Explorer that are no longer available on the primary download page.

The CICS IA 32 plug-in is NOT currently compatible with CICS IA V3.1. This is why you will still see the CICS IA V3.1 plug-in on the main Explorer download site. The CICS IA 3.2 plug-in is also NOT compatible with CICS Explorer V1.0 because it relies on changes that went into CICS Explorer V1.1 that allow it to have two connections (for the database and the collector) open at the same time.





1.1.0.0 Support for CICS TS 4.2 and some bug fixes

Available: 24 June 2011

Version 1.1.0.0 of the CICS Explorer provides support for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V4.2 and includes the following new functionality as documented in the release notes:
  • New SM Administration perspective
  • Support for column sorting in views
  • Support for system events in the CICS event binding editor.
  • Ability to choose an EPADAPTER configuration.
  • Addition of an online and offline EP search function.
  • New edit functions added to the event binding editor.
  • Ability to create new z/OS® UNIX® directories.
  • Ability to change the access permissions for z/OS UNIX files and directories.
  • Addition of a Save as function for z/OS UNIX files.
  • Ability to create Atom configuration files.
  • Ability to disable JVM Servers.
  • Improved support for transaction tracking
  • The System z®.OS perspective is renamed to the z/OS perspective.
  • Changes to the CICS Explorer menu bar.
  • Eight new WLM views have been added in this version.
  • Four new Operations views have been added in this version.
  • Two new general views have been added in this version.
  • The Active Workloads view has been renamed to the Workloads view.
  • CICS Explorer SDK support has been added for creating Java OSGi applications

The What's New topic in the CICS Explorer help documentation describes the new and changed items in more detail. To display the topic, click
Help > Help Contents > What's new in version 1.1.0.0.

The new plug-ins for the CICS tools provide compatibility with the CICS TS V4.2 Explorer and some defect fixes. For more information on the new updates, click on the links to the APARs.

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

Product (and link to Readme)
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, and 3.1
1.1.0.0
none*
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
2.1.0.9
CICS DA 1.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
1.1.0.2
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer *
none
none
CICS PA 3.2 plug-in for CICS Explorer **
3.2.0.1
ISM 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer *
none
none

*CICS Explorer V1.1.0.0 is shipped as a new release so no APAR is associated with it . It was originally available on the main Explorer download site, but now that newer versions are available see the web page containing releases of the CICS Explorer that are no longer available on the primary download page.

CICS Explorer V1.1.0.0 is compatible with CICS TS V4.2, V4.1, V3.2, and V3.1 so IBM recommends that you upgrade to this new version. See CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.2 is compatible with earlier releases of CICS TS for more information.

*The CICS IA V3.1 plug-in V3.1.0.9 and ISM V3.1 plug-in V3.1.0.0 work with the CICS Explorer V1.1.0.0.

**The CICS PA V3.2 plug-in works with both CICS PA V3.1 and V3.2, and CICS Explorer V1.1.0.0. When you install this plug-in in the new Explorer, you will be enabling the CICS Explorer update-site for the CICS PA V3.2 plug-in.





1.0.1.2 Fix Explorer signoff errors

Available: 31 May 2011

Version 1.0.1.2 of the CICS Explorer fixes errors that occur intermittently when signing off the CICS Explorer.

For more information on the new updates, click on the links to the Readme and APAR.

CICS tools plug-ins are not being refreshed this time.

Product (and link to Readme)
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1 and 3.2 and 3.1
1.0.1.2
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS DA 1.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS PA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
ISM 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none

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




1.0.1.1 Fix to TS Model view

Available: CICS TS - 11 February 2011 (CICS IA and ISM - 11 March 2011)

Version 1.0.1.1 of the CICS Explorer fixes a problem seen when trying to view TSMODELS which results in an error message that you see when you view the error log:
org.eclipse.ui.PartInitException: Could not create view: com.ibm.cics.sm.ui.views.tsModels

For more information on the new updates, click on the links to the Readmes and APARs.

CICS tools plug-ins are not being refreshed this time.

Product (and link to Readme)
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1 and 3.2 and 3.1
1.0.1.1
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS DA 1.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.1.0.9
CICS PA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
ISM 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.1.0.0
none

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

Note:
CICS Explorer V1.0.1.1 is the latest version of the CICS Explorer. However, the minimum version of CICS Explorer for the CICS IA plug-in V3.1.0.9 (IZ92175) is V1.0.0.7.

The update site location changed last September. Therefore, if you have not already manually updated the update sites within your CICS Explorer then you will still need to follow the process described in Action required due to change in CICS Explorer update site locations to pick up the latest CICS IA updates.

The CICS Explorer plug-in for IBM Session Manager for z/OS (ISM) V3.1 became available when ISM V3.1 became generally available on 11 March 2011. Therefore, there is no APAR for this plug-in.





1.0.1.0 New System z/OS perspective, ability to view SIT, and more

Available: 24 September 2010

Version 1.0.1.0 of the CICS Explorer provides the following new functionality:
  • The new System z/OS perspective containing a set of new views to help you manage your System z artifacts. These views are named Data Sets, Jobs, z/OS UNIX® Files, and Console.
  • The ability to export and import system connection details using the new Connection Export/Import page in the Connection Preferences view. You can export your connections as an .xml file. This file can be edited, shared with other users, and imported into other CICS Explorer instances.
  • A new breadcrumb trail is displayed in the editor view that shows the location of a resource.
  • The ability to view system initialization table (SIT) parameters, SIT overrides, or a combination of both. You cannot, however, see changes in the values of parameters that were made after startup using system programming interface commands.
  • Four new Operations views have been added in this version. These views are named CMAS to CMAS Links view, Journal Models view, Journal Names view, and Stream Names view.
  • One new Administration view named CMAS to CMAS Link Definitions view.
  • A System z/OS Quick Tips section has been added to the documentation. This topic is intended to provide short answers to frequently asked questions about the System z/OS perspective.
  • Fixes for many defects

For more information on the new updates the topic, click Help > Help Contents > What's new in version 1.0. 1 from the CICS Explorer after applying the updates.

CICS CM plug-in updates also provide new functionality and defect fixes. CICS IA and CICS PA are not being refreshed this time (CICS TG plug-in is also not being refreshed). The existing versions of the plug-ins for CICS IA (3.1.0.7) and CICS PA (3.1.0.4) are supported to be used with both CICS Explorer V1.0.1.0 and V1.0.0.7.

Click on the links to the Readme and APARs for more details.
Product (and link to Readme)
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1 and 3.2 and 3.1
1.0.1.0
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
2.1.0.8
CICS DA 1.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer
1.1.0.1
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none
CICS PA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer *
none
none

IMPORTANT Notes:
Before attempting to apply these updates see Action required due to change in CICS Explorer update site locations .

To get Version 1.1.0.1 of the CICS DA V1.1 plug-in, you might need to enable the CICS DA update site. See IZ86863 provides a new version 1.1.0.1 of the CICS DA 1.1 plug-in for the CICS Explorer for instructions on how to enable the CICS DA update site.

The plug-ins for the CICS tools are supported with both CICS Explorer V1.0.0.x and V1.0.1.x so you can upgrade to V1.0.1.0 but it is not mandatory. However, the CICS Deployment Assistant (CICS DA) plug-in requires V1.0.1.0 of the CICS Explorer and will not work with V1.0.0.7.


You will need the new V2.1.0.8 of the CICS CM plug-in if you use CICS Explorer V1.0.1.0. But, V2.1.0.8 of the CICS CM plug-in also works with CICS Explorer V1.0.0.7.

* When CICS PA V3.2 became available on 10 December 2010, a CICS PA V3.2 plug-in for the CICS Explorer also became available and is compatible with CICS PA V3.1. If you are running CICS PA 3.1, IBM would like to encourage you to take advantage of this free update.




1.0.0.7 Support for Windows 7 32 bit and much more

Available: 16 July 2010

Version 1.0.0.7 of the CICS Explorer provides the following new functionality:
  • A new Preferences Credentials page has been added for recording user IDs and passwords
  • Ability to configure the CICS Explorer to use a proxy server when connecting to the internet
  • Ability to disable a JVM server using the options PHASEOUT, PURGE, FORCEPURGE, or KILL
  • Changes to the Preferences Connections view to use credentials instead of user ID and password
  • One new Operations view and two new Administration views
  • Support for Microsoft Windows 7 32 bit
  • Fixes for many defects

For more information on the new updates search for "What's new in version 1.0.0.7" section in the CICS Explorer Help.

CICS CM, CICS IA, and CICS PA plug-in updates provide new functionality and defect fixes. Click on the links to the Readmes and APARs for more details.

Product (and link to Readme)
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1 and 3.2 and 3.1
1.0.0.7
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
2.1.0.7
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.1.0.7
CICS PA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.1.0.4



1.0.0.6 CorbaServer resource management and HTTP EP adapter

Available: 29 April 2010

Version 1.0.0.6 of the CICS Explorer adds the ability to view and manage CorbaServer resources from a new CorbaServers view, adds a new HTTP Event Processing (EP) adapter in the Event Processing editor, and provides fixes for many defects. For more information on the new updates search for "What's new in version 1.0.0.6" section in the CICS Explorer Help.

CICS CM and CICS IA plug-in updates provide defect fixes. Click on the links to the APARs for more details.

Product (and link to Readme)
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1 and 3.2 and 3.1
1.0.0.6
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
2.1.0.6
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.1.0.6
CICS PA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none



1.0.0.5 WLM support, search for related tasks, and TASKASSC view

Available: 26 February 2010

Version 1.0.0.5 of the CICS Explorer provides additional support for CICSPlex SM Workload Management (WLM), the ability to search for related tasks that have been started under the same network Unit of Work or Transaction Group ID, a new Task Associations (TASKASSC) view, additional general documentation topics, and fixes for many defects.

CICS CM and CICS IA plug-in updates also provide new functionality. Click on the links to the APARs for more details.

Product
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1 and 3.2 and 3.1
1.0.0.5
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
2.1.0.5
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.1.0.5
CICS PA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
none
none




1.0.0.4 Copy resources, add group to list, and bug fixes

Available: 18 December 2009

Version 1.0.0.4 of the CICS Explorer provides the ability to copy and paste resource definitions between different regions or plexes, the ability to add a GROUP to a LIST, new perform operation dialog, and various bug fixes.

Product (and link to Readme)
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1 and 3.2 and 3.1
1.0.0.4
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
2.1.0.4
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.1.0.4
CICS PA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.1.0.3

1.0.0.3 Fix TS queue deletion

Available: 11 December 2009

Version 1.0.0.3 (APAR IZ65446) of the CICS Explorer sets the filter attributes on the delete temporary storage (TS) queue command to only delete the selected TS queues and not all the other TS queues in scope. Prior to applying this fix, deleting a CICS TS queue in CICS Explorer deletes all TS queues. Therefore, until this APAR has been applied, do not delete any TS queues using the CICS Explorer.

Product
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1 and 3.2 and 3.1
1.0.0.3





1.0.0.2 CSD support and bug fixes

Available: 7 October 2009

Version 1.0.0.2 of the CICS Explorer provides CICS System Definition (CSD) support to the CICS Explorer for CICS TS V4.1 and various bug fixes.

Product
Version
APAR
CICS Transaction Server for z/OS 4.1
-
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1 and 3.2 and 3.1
1.0.0.2
CICS CM 2.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer *
2.1.0.3
CICS IA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.1.0.2
CICS PA 3.1 plug-in for CICS Explorer
3.1.0.2

* CICS CM plug-in Version 2.1.0.2 and APAR IZ62228 were replaced on 22 October 2009. The new Version adds Japanese (Kanji) language translation support and fixes two bugs as documented in the Readme.

CICS TS V4.1 APAR PK90112 provides the ability to administer CICS through the CSD in the CICS Explorer for CICS TS V4.1. You can apply the PTFs for PK90112 the way you would normally apply maintenance to CICS using SMP/E. See Ordering CICS products and maintenance for the options that are available to order CICS PTF(s).


Notes:
  • APAR IZ62254 for the CICS Explorer is applicable to CICS TS V4.1 and V3. You will see that this APAR is for release 100, not 600 (4.1) or 500 (3.2) or 400 (3.1).

  • Support for CSD access from the CICS Explorer is not available for CICS TS V3.1 and V3.2. However, there are many bugs fixed in 1.0.0.2 so IBM recommends that you upgrade to this new version.


1.0.0.1 Support for CICS tools plug-ins and minor bug fixes

Available: July 2009

Version 1.0.0.1 (APAR IZ62213) of the CICS Explorer provides compatibility for the CICS tools plug-ins and fixes a number of minor bugs.

Product
Version
APAR
CICS Explorer for CICS TS 4.1 and 3.2 and 3.1
1.0.0.1

Related information

Ask questions about CSD support - CICS Explorer forum

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 z/OS 2.1
Host Transaction Processing IBM Explorer for z/OS Maintenance Linux, Windows, z/OS 2.1.0

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

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3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2

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Linux, Windows, z/OS

Reference #:

1404312

Modified date:

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