This page will point you at the IBM CICS Explorer that's right for you
SCENARIO 1 - Upgrade to CICS Explorer V5.1
|You want to upgrade to CICS Explorer V5|
|Either download and install CICS Explorer V188.8.131.52 for Microsoft Windows||Or download and install CICS Explorer V184.108.40.206 for Linux|
|You want to upgrade to CICS Explorer V5 SDK|
SCENARIO 2 - New CICS Explorer user
|You're a new user and want to use CICS Explorer for the first time3|
|Either Download and install CICS Explorer V220.127.116.11 for Microsoft Windows||Or download and install CICS Explorer V18.104.22.168 for Linux|
SCENARIO 3 - CICS Explorer with Eclipse
|You want to use your existing Eclipse environment with CICS Explorer|
SCENARIO 4 - CICS Explorer with IBM Rational Application Developer
|You want to install CICS Explorer into IBM Rational Application Developer|
|Download and install CICS Explorer V22.214.171.124 SDK (Installation Manager Repository) (46.8MB)|
SCENARIO 5 - Extend CICS Explorer with plug-ins
|You want to extend the capability of CICS Explorer by using plug-ins from CICS tools, CICS Transaction Gateway, and supporting products|
|If the IBM composite update site is defined to CICS Explorer...||If the IBM composite update site is not already defined to CICS Explorer...|
SCENARIO 6 - Direct downloads
|You want to download CICS Explorer and its plug-ins to install locally, and not use the IBM composite update site|
|Direct download CICS Explorer V126.96.36.199 for Microsoft Windows (177MB)||
|Direct download and install CICS Explorer V188.8.131.52 for Linux (161MB)||
|Direct download CICS Explorer V184.108.40.206 SDK (51.3MB)||
|Direct download CICS Explorer plug-in V220.127.116.11 for CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS (5.4MB)||
|Direct download CICS Explorer plug-in V18.104.22.168 for CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS (10.2MB)||
|Direct download CICS Explorer plug-in V22.214.171.124 for CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS (15MB)||
|Direct download CICS Explorer plug-in V126.96.36.199 for CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS (13MB)||
|Direct download CICS Explorer plug-in V188.8.131.52 for CICS Transaction Gateway (8.7MB)||
|Direct download CICS Explorer plug-in V184.108.40.206 for CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS (SupportPac) & z/OS components4 (975KB)||
|Direct download CICS Explorer plug-in V220.127.116.11 for IBM Session Manager for z/OS (5.9MB)||
1See IBM Technote Taking a backup of the CICS Explorer for CICS TS workspace.
2Supported releases of Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers are Helios (3.6.2) and Indigo (3.7.2).
3You will need to meet the minimum system requirements for CICS Explorer.
4The provided z/OS components must first be applied to CICS VSAM Transparency to enable support for the plug-in for CICS Explorer.
CICS Explorer Community and Forum
To find out more about the CICS Explorer and the community built around it, visit the following web pages:
CICS Explorer Feedback
IBM would like to hear your views about the CICS Explorer, such as those features you like best and those features you would like to see in future releases.
Products that support CICS Explorer
The following IBM products support CICS Explorer:
- CICS Transaction Server for z/OS
- CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA
- CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS
- CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS
- CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS
- CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS
- CICS Transaction Gateway
- IBM Application Performance Analyzer for z/OS
- IBM Debug Tool for z/OS
- IBM Fault Analyzer for z/OS
- IBM File Manager for z/OS
- IBM IMS Enterprise Suite Explorer
- IBM Problem Determination Tools Studio
- IBM Session Manager for z/OS
- IBM Rational Developer for System z
- IBM Workload Simulator for z/OS and OS/390
Previous releases of CICS Explorer and plug-ins
Previous releases of CICS Explorer, CICS Explorer SDK, and plug-ins for CICS Explorer are available here.
Compatibility between CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer plug-ins
See CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables 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. The matrix also contains the releases of Eclipse SDK required for the different releases of CICS Explorer.
To get the full benefit from CICS Explorer, CICS Transaction Server for z/OS version 4 or later is required.
System requirements details are available on the CICS Explorer systems requirements page.
Service and support details are available on the CICS Explorer service and support page.
Each IBM CICS Explorer deliverable available for download from this page (the "CICS Explorer Program") is available at no charge to all licensed users of the IBM Program(s) specified in the Limited Use Program clause of the accompanying IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (the "Parent Program"). The CICS Explorer Program is supplied under the standard terms and conditions of the IPLA and of the associated License Information and other documentation, and provides a defect correction entitlement for those licensed users entitled to service for the Parent Program. Service is available for the CICS Explorer Program for as long as the Parent Program with which the CICS Explorer Program is to be used is generally supported by IBM. In addition, IBM reserves the right to discontinue service on the CICS Explorer Program when it is withdrawn from marketing by IBM.
Please read the license file that accompanies the CICS Explorer Program, to determine if you want to use it.
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS||IA Explorer||z/OS||5.1, 3.2, 3.1, 2.2|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS||CICS Explorer Plug-in||z/OS||5.1, 3.2, 3.1|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS||CICS Explorer Plug-in||z/OS||5.1, 2.1, 1.2|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS||Explorer Plug-in||z/OS||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|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS||CICS Explorer plug-in||z/OS||2.1|
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