z/OS Explorer, CICS Explorer, and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables

Technote (FAQ)


Question

How do you find out which release of IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer) and CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer are compatible with the different releases of CICS Explorer? How do you know what release of the Eclipse SDK is required for your release of z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer?

Cause

Certain releases of z/OS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer will only work with certain releases of CICS Explorer.

Answer

Click a link below to be taken to the corresponding compatibility reference table. Use the table to determine the correct combination of 'Explorer' release and CICS tools plug-in release.


Key:

  • N denotes No, not supported at this release.
  • Y denotes Yes, supported by this release and further fixpacks at this level.
  • Vv.r.m.f denotes version.release.modification-level.function-level that is the release or fixpack that introduced support for this CICS Explorer release, and continued support by further fixpacks at this level.





CICS Explorer is compatible with the operating environments described on the CICS Explorer system requirements page.


Each new release of CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins are hosted on the primary IBM CICS Explorer Downloads web page. For 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 information about getting maintenance for the CICS Explorer, see ordering maintenance for IBM CICS Explorer.





IBM Explorer for z/OS

If you are using CICS Explorer V5.1.1 or CICS Explorer V5.2, IBM recommends that you use IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer) V2.1.0.5, or later fix packs.

If you used Installation Manager to install both z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer then you will need to install the corresponding fix packs for CICS Explorer and z/OS Explorer at the same time. For more details see the instructions in the Readme's for the APARs.






CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS (CICS CM)
Compatibility between CICS Explorer release and the plug-in
CICS CM V2.1
plug-in
CICS CM V5.1
plug-in
CICS CM V5.1.1
plug-in
CICS CM V5.2
plug-in
CICS Explorer V1.0.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y (2.1.0)
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.0.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y (2.1.0.8)
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y (2.1.0.9)
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y (2.1.1)
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
N
Y
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
Y
Y
CICS Explorer V5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
N
Y

Compatibility between CICS CM
and the plug-in
CICS CM V2.1
plug-in
CICS CM V5.1
plug-in
CICS CM V5.1.1
plug-in
CICS CM V5.2
plug-in
CICS CM V2.1
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS CM V5.1
N
Y
Y
Y
CICS CM V5.2
N
N
N
Y





CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS (CICS DA)

Compatibility between CICS Explorer release and the plug-in
CICS DA V1.1
plug-in
CICS DA V5.1
plug-in
CICS DA V5.1.1
plug-in
CICS DA V5.2
plug-in
CICS Explorer V1.0.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
N
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.0.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
N
Y
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
Y
N
CICS Explorer V5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
N
Y

Compatibility between CICS DA
and the plug-in
CICS DA V1.1
plug-in
CICS DA V5.1
plug-in
CICS DA V5.1.1
plug-in
CICS DA V5.2
plug-in
CICS DA V1.1
Y
N
N
N
CICS DA V5.1
N
Y
Y
N
CICS DA V5.2
N
N
N
Y





CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS (CICS IA)

Compatibility between CICS Explorer release and the plug-in
CICS IA V3.1
plug-in
CICS IA V3.2
plug-in
CICS IA V5.1
plug-in
CICS IA V5.1.1
plug-in
CICS IA V5.2
plug-in
CICS Explorer V1.0.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y
N
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.0.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y
N
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
N
N
Y
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
N
Y
Y
CICS Explorer V5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
N
N
Y

Compatibility between CICS IA
and the plug-in
CICS IA V3.1
plug-in
CICS IA V3.2
plug-in
CICS IA V5.1
plug-in
CICS IA V5.1.1
plug-in
CICS IA V5.2
plug-in
CICS IA V3.1
Y
Y *
Y
Y
Y
CICS IA V3.2
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS IA V5.1
N
N
Y
Y
Y
CICS IA V5.2
N
N
N
N
Y

* CICS IA plug-in V3.2.0.1 (and higher) are backward compatible with CICS IA V3.1 data





CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS (CICS PA)

Compatibility between CICS Explorer
release and the plug-in
CICS PA V3.1
plug-in
CICS PA V3.2
plug-in
CICS PA V5.1
plug-in
CICS PA V5.1.1
plug-in
CICS PA V5.2
plug-in
CICS Explorer V1.0.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y
N
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.0.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y
Y (3.2.0)
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
N
Y (3.2.0.1)
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
N
Y (3.2.1)
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
N
N
Y
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
N
Y
N
CICS Explorer V5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
N
Y
Y

Compatibility between CICS PA
and the plug-in
CICS PA V3.1
plug-in
CICS PA V3.2
plug-in
CICS PA V5.1
plug-in
CICS PA V5.1.1
plug-in
CICS PA V5.2
plug-in
CICS PA V3.1
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS PA V3.2
N
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS PA V5.1
N
N
Y
Y
Y
CICS PA V5.2
N
N
Y
Y
Y





CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for z/OS, CICS TG for Multiplatforms, and CICS TG Desktop Edition


Compatibility between CICS Explorer
release and the plug-in
CICS TG
plug-in V1.0
CICS TG
plug-in V1.1
CICS TG
plug-in V2.0
CICS TG
plug-in V2.0.1
CICS TG
plug-in V2.1.0
CICS Explorer V1.0.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y
N
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.0.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y
N
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
N
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
N
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
N
N
Y
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
N
Y
N
CICS Explorer V5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
N
N
Y

Compatibility between CICS TG
and the plug-in
CICS TG
plug-in V1.0
CICS TG
plug-in V1.1
CICS TG
plug-in V2.0
CICS TG
plug-in V2.0.1
CICS TG
plug-in V2.1.0
CICS TG V7.2 (not Desktop Edition)
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS TG V8.0
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS TG V8.1
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS TG V9.0
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS TG V9.1
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y






CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS (CICS VT)


Compatibility between CICS Explorer
release and the plug-in
CICS VT V2.1
plug-in (SupportPac)
CICS Explorer V1.0.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
N
CICS Explorer V1.0.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
N
CICS Explorer V1.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
CICS Explorer V5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
CICS Explorer V5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
Y
CICS Explorer V5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
Y

Compatibility between CICS VT
and the plug-in
CICS VT V2.1
plug-in (SupportPac)
CICS VT V2.1
Y





IBM Session Manager for z/OS (ISM)

Compatibility between CICS Explorer
release and the plug-in
ISM V3.1
plug-in
ISM V3.2
plug-in
CICS Explorer V1.0.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y
Y
CICS Explorer V1.0.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.4.2)
Y
Y
CICS Explorer V1.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
Y
CICS Explorer V1.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
Y
CICS Explorer V5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
Y
CICS Explorer V5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
CICS Explorer V5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N

Compatibility between ISM
and the plug-in
ISM V3.1
plug-in
ISM V3.2
plug-in
ISM V3.1
Y
N
ISM V3.2
N
Y



Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Host Transaction Processing CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS CICS Explorer Plug-in
Host Transaction Processing CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS Explorer Plug-in
Host Transaction Processing CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS IA Explorer
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS CICS Explorer Plug-in
Host Transaction Processing CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms
Host Transaction Processing IBM Session Manager CICS Explorer Plug-in

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

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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 #:

1577571

Modified date:

2014-06-13

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