IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio and Plug-ins Downloads

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Problem Determination Tools Studio and Plug-ins download packages.

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The IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio and Plug-ins provide easy access through a graphical user interface (GUI) on the workstation to the power of the host IBM Problem Determination Tools –- Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS, Debug Tool for z/OS, Fault Analyzer for z/OS, File Manager for z/OS, and Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390.

Installation Options

Option Description Link
Installation Manager installation (recommended) Create your own custom workbench by selecting products from a list of IBM compatible products including the Problem Determination Tools plug-ins. The list includes IBM CICS Explorer, IBM CICS Tools, Rational Developer for System z and much more. This is built on Eclipse 4.2.2 technology. Link to install instructions
Problem Determination Tools Studio A stand-alone solution with all Problem Determination Tools plug-ins pre-installed. The easiest approach to exploit the capability of the Problem Determination Tools plug-ins. This is built on Eclipse 4.2.2 technology. Link to install instructions
Eclipse P2 installation If you are using your own Eclipse 4.2.2 environment, the Problem Determination Tools combined P2 installer enables you to install the plug-ins into your workbench. Link to install instructions
Prior versions of the Problem Determination Tools Studio and plug-ins If you are using a workbench which is built on Eclipse 3.6.2 technology, you need to download the older versions of the Problem Determination Tools plug-ins. The list below summarizes the supported environments:
  • IBM Rational Developer for System z V8.5
  • IBM CICS Explorer V1.2 or later (prior to CICS Explorer V5.1.1 release)
  • IBM IMS Enterprise Suite Explorer for Development V2.1.1.2 or later
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Technical preview version of the Problem Determination Tools Studio for Linux A technical preview of the stand-alone Problem Determination Tools Studio for Linux. Link to download page

System Requirements and Additional Considerations

The minimum hardware levels are:
  • CPU - 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor, dual or core recommended
  • RAM - 2.0 GB minimum, 3.0 GB recommended
  • Hard disk - 1.8 GB available space, plus 210 MB of temporary space
One of the following levels of the Microsoft Windows operating system:
  • Microsoft Windows XP (Professional) 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (Business or Enterprise) 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate) 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Standard, Web, Enterprise, or DataCenter) 32-bit or 64-bit
Any combination of one or more of the following IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS products:
  • IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS V12.1, or later
  • IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V12.1, or later
  • IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS, V12.1, or later
  • IBM File Manager for z/OS V12.1, or later
  • IBM Workload Simulator for z/OS & OS/390 V1.1, or later
Compatibility: The latest Problem Determination Tools Eclipse plug-ins (V13.1 plug-ins) are compatible with the Problem Determination Tools V12.1 host environment as well as the V13.1 host environment. So, we recommend that you use the latest level of plug-ins (V13.1) with host product levels V12.1 or V13.1. This applies to Debug Tool (including DTSP and DTCN plug-ins), Fault Analyzer, File Manager and Workload Simulator (only V1.1 available).

The exception to the rule above is Application Performance Analyzer (APA). The APA V13.1 plug-in is not compatible with the APA V12.1 host product. You must use the APA V12.1 plug-in when working with the APA V12.1 host product, while the APA V13.1 plug-in is required when working with the APA V13.1 host product. The APA V13.1 plug-in and APA V12.1 plug-in are both included in the Problem Determination Tools plug-in installers. Select the right version depending on the level of APA on your host system.
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What's New

  • V13.1.0.11 (21 August 2014)
    • DT: Added scrollable displays to DTSP and DTCN wizards
    • FA: RFE 750: Added support for viewing/editing fault entry "open files" using File Manager plug-in
    • FA: Fault Analyzer API will now create a local history file for a fault entry if it no longer exists
    • FM: PI19364: When suppressed records are grouped, the layout name (and number of records) is not displayed in the prefix area.
    • FM: PI21593: Enable selecting 'Wide Listing' option for 'Compare' in the FM plugin.
    • FM: PI21805: FM plugin: Layout name field not being refreshed
    • FM: PI21830: FM plugin: Problem editing large MQ messages
    • FM: PI24057: Receive message 'Error occurred while performing step up editor cache window action' when paging up using scroll slide bar.
    • PD Tools Studio: updated bundled Java Runtime Environment to 32-bit IBM Java 1.7.0 (v7r1 SR1-FP1)
    • PD Tools branding: "About" text should now correctly display version number and build timestamp
  • V13.1.0.10 (3 July 2014)
    • FM: APAR PI20933: File Manager plugin adding 'Structure Mode' to Single Record view.
    • FM: APAR PI13489: Receive message FMNIA527 when using IMS Editor in the File Manager v13 plug-in to access a database in DLI mode.
    • FM: APAR PI19306: With a translation table in place for National characters, translation does not occur in 'Edit Copybook Selection'.
    • FM: APAR PI21028: File Manager plugin add 'Compiler Listing' to the error dialog if there is compiler error.
    • FA: Implemented FAAPI.OpenReport function which enables users to open a Fault Analyzer report from their own application
    • DT: CICS/TS 5.2 - Support "applications" in DTCN remote plug-in.
    • DT: Add capability to trap DB/2 SPs based on client ID when using the DTSP remote plug-in.
  • V13.1.0.9 (28 May 2014)
    • DT: Added two new fields Job Name and Step Name for DTSP plugin. Job name and step name are two new pattern match arguments for the batch environment. It provides additional filters that allows you to specify a job and step that you want to start a debug session.
    • DT: Fixed NullPointerException for JCL Plugin during plugin starting up.
    • FA: Major performance improvement for loading large fault entry reports
    • FA: Improved error message display when multiple status messages are returned
    • FA: Added confirmation dialog when deleting fault entry/s
    • FM: Added DB2 options page in File Manager preferences
    • FM: Added support for padded blanks in CREATOR of DB2 Databases and Tables
    • FM: APAR PI14011 when using the FM plug-in to display/edit data with a template, column headings are not translated to a national language.
    • FM: Simplified Export dialog and options
    • APA: Miscellaneous improvements
  • V13.1.0.8 (3 April 2014)
    • FM: APAR PI14668 when using the fm plug-in 'export to desktop' function, with a copybook, fields are not transferred correctly.
    • FM: APAR PI13646 enter key in character mode of formatted editor causes the line to be split and data on other lines is overwritten.
    • FM: APAR PI12021 Receive message - <SSID>: ** not defined in installation module when attempting to browse a DB2 subsystem using the FM plug-in.
    • FM: APAR PI13509 using FM GUI plug-in to edit a file using a copybook with large number of columns, the headers and data do not stay in synch
    • FM: Support files with huge number of columns in formatted editor by implementing segmented columns
    • FM: Support browsing files with huge record length (more than tens of thousands) by implementing segmented records
  • V13.1.0.7 (21 February 2014)
    • FA: Improved memory efficiency when displaying fault entry reports with extremely large sections
    • FM: Fixed text selection occasionally causing context menus to only partially load, when running under RDz 9.0.1
  • V13.1.0.6 (6 February 2014)
    • FA: Fixed fault entry report links being hidden, can now click minidump addresses, error message codes and source code references again
    • FM: APAR PI07214: Fixed File Manager not showing 'ZZZ9' fields in RDz 9
    • FM: Fixed ordering of OK/Cancel buttons in Certificate Viewer dialog window
    • FM: APAR PI10650: Fixed field widths being wider than what the data requires, when working with data using a template
    • FM: APAR PI10236: Fixed PD Tools Studio hanging after selecting a second PDS member for editing
  • V13.1.0.5 (15 January 2014 )
    • DT: Fix installation problem with RDz 9.0.1
    • FA: IDITRACE logs are now displayed automatically in the case of a failed fault entry reanalysis to help diagnose the source of the problem
    • FA: APAR PM96423 : Added optimization to reduce memory usage when downloading many large minidumps simultaneously
    • FA: The fault entry list will now be sorted by the DATE column by default (as in the ISPF interface)
    • - FM: Allowed large dialogs to resize correctly on low resolution displays.
  • V13.1.0.4 (13 December 2013 )
    • FA: RFE648: Added editable fields for the "User Name", "User Title" and "Lock Flag" values to the fault entry Properties dialog. Note: Fault Analyzer v13 PTF UI13465 is required for saving modified values.
    • FA: Fixed occasional error being thrown when sorting a column in the fault entry table
    • FA: Improved error message information when trying to delete a locked fault entry
  • V13.1.0.3 (10 December 2013 )
    • FA: Added selected message code lookup option to right-click context menu
    • FA: APAR PM96423: Improved memory efficiency to support very large minidump downloads
    • FA: Improved source file parsing efficiency to support very large files
    • FA: Improved error message dialog information
    • FM: APAR PI05862: Allow viewing MQ Message Descriptors in Formatted Editor.
  • V13.1.0.2 (15 November 2013 )
    • FM: Enhancement APAR PM97265: Improve connection status discovery.
    • FM: Fix for PMR 59822,227,000
  • V13.1.0.1 (12 November 2013)
    • APA: Allow installation of either v12 or v13 plugins from the Combined Packages
    • FA: PMR04018: Enhanced error message display to consolidate multiple messages and prevent excess dialogs from being created.
    • FM: Update documentation.
  • V13.1.0.0 (18 October 2013)
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Install using Installation Manager

If you don't have Installation Manager on your desktop machine, follow the instructions to install IBM Explorer for z/OS first.

There are two options available to install the Problem Determination Tools plug-ins using Installation Manager install:

  1. Installation over the Internet: Open Installation Manager, add URL http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0 to Preferences > Repositories. Select the Install option and select the Problem Determination Tools plug-ins.
  2. Installation using a zipped file: Review the Readme PDF ( Click me to download14KB). Download the zip file ( Click me to download81MB) containing the Problem Determination Tools plug-ins in the Installation Manager format and perform the local installation.
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Install and use Problem Determination Studio

  1. Review the "System requirements and prerequisites" section in the Readme PDF ( Click me to download10KB) and verify that you have met all the requirements and installed all the prerequisites.
  2. Download and save the zip file ( Click me to download303MB) to your local machine.
  3. Extract the contents of the zip file into a folder of your choice. Ensure that the directory you choose does not contain any other files.
  4. Review the "Installing IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio" section of the Readme PDF for any further instructions on how to complete the installation.
  5. To start the Problem Determination Tools Studio, double-click the file PD_Tools.exe from where you extracted the install zip file.
  6. Review the "Getting Started with IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio" section of the Readme PDF for any further instructions on how to begin using Problem Determination Tools Studio.
  7. The Problem Determination Tools Studio help documentation is integrated with it and includes a basic overview and first steps on configuring a connection on the welcome screen. More detailed help can be found by selecting "Help Content" from the Help drop-down menu.
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Install using Eclipse P2

There are two options available to install the Problem Determination Tools plug-ins using Eclipse P2 installation:

  1. Installation over Internet: In your Eclipse IDE, add URL In your Eclipse IDE, add URL http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0 to Window > Preferences > Install/Update > Available Software Sites. You can choose to install the Problem Determination Tools plug-ins along with other IBM's compatible products.
  2. Installation using a zipped file: Review the Readme PDF ( Click me to download13KB). Download the zip file ( Click me to download76MB) containing the Problem Determination Tools plug-ins in the Eclipse P2 installation format and perform the local installation.
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Technical support

The IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio and plug-ins are available at no charge to all licensed users of any of the following five IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS products:
- IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS V12.1, or later
- IBM Debug Tool for z/OS V12.1, or later
- IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS, V12.1, or later
- IBM File Manager for z/OS V12.1, or later
- IBM Workload Simulator for z/OS & OS/390 V1.1, or later

The IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio and plug-ins are supplied under the standard terms and conditions of the IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) and of the associated License Information and other documentation, and provides a defect correction entitlement for those licensed users entitled to service for any of the IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS products listed above. Service is available for the Studio and plug-ins for as long as the IBM Problem Determination Tools for z/OS product which the Studio and plug-ins are to be used with are generally supported by IBM. In addition, IBM reserves the right to discontinue service on the Studio and plug-ins when they are withdrawn from marketing by IBM. Please reference the IBM Problem Determination Tool for z/OS product that you are using as the entitled product when contacting IBM and requesting support for IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio and the plug-ins.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS Plug-in Windows 12.1, 13.1
Software Development Debug Tool for z/OS Plug-in Windows 12.1, 13.1
Software Development Fault Analyzer for z/OS Plug-in Windows 12.1, 13.1
Software Development File Manager for z/OS Plug-in Windows 12.1, 13.1
Software Development Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390 Plug-in z/OS 1.1


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More support for:

Debug Tool for z/OS
Plug-in

Software version:

12.1, 13.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

4033351

Modified date:

2014-09-03

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