From this page you can install and upgrade to the latest release of CICS Explorer, IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer), and the CICS Tools plug-ins for the CICS Explorer.
|IMPORTANT: IBM Policy on automatic software updates|
|CICS Explorer V5.2 launches with a software repository, that can be used to install additional tooling into CICS Explorer by adding it as an additional repository in Installation Manager, or as an update site in Eclipse. You can also use this repository with any compatible Installation Manager-based product to add IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer), CICS Explorer, and tooling into that environment.
Note that this repository differs from that used for CICS Explorer V5.1.1. IBM's current policy for tooling provided on this download site is to perform automatic updates to the latest version of compatible tooling, where requested. This differs from the previous IBM policy, which provided minimal service updates.
From the three methods of installation that are available for CICS Explorer, select the one that is right for you:
To help you decide, Release Notes are provided, and Further Information is also available.
Detailed instructions on how to install CICS Explorer in different scenarios are also available, in the CICS product documentation under Installing the CICS Explorer.
Scenario 1 - New to IM and CICS Explorer V5.2
|You do not have IM installed and want to use CICS Explorer V5.2 for the first time|
Scenario 2 - Install CICS Explorer
|You already have IM installed and want to install CICS Explorer|
Scenario 3 - Upgrade CICS Explorer to the latest release
|You already have IM installed and want to upgrade CICS Explorer1|
2If you are an existing CICS Explorer user and are upgrading to Eclipse 4.2.2, then see Taking a backup of the CICS Explorer for CICS TS workspace in the CICS TS information center before upgrading.
These scenarios use the Eclipse P2 software update method and do not require IBM Installation Manager.
Scenario 4 - New CICS Explorer (Fresh Install)
|You want to use CICS Explorer for the first time|
Scenario 5 - Add CICS Explorer to your existing Eclipse IDE environment
|You want to add CICS Explorer V5.2 to your Eclipse IDE|
Scenario 6 - Extend CICS Explorer with IBM, CICS, and third-party plug-ins
|You want to install or upgrade plug-ins for CICS Explorer|
Scenario 7 - Upgrade CICS Explorer to the latest release
|You want to upgrade CICS Explorer|
This scenario cannot be used to upgrade from a CICS Explorer release earlier than V5.1.1. This scenario is only for upgrading from CICS Explorer V5.1.1 to any subsequent V5.1.1.x release, or later. This is due to the use of a common Eclipse release for CICS Explorer V5.1.1.x, or later.
The following files can be downloaded and installed locally*.
|You want to download CICS Explorer and its plug-ins to install locally, and not use the IBM composite update site||File type
.zip / .gz
|CICS Explorer V5.2 for Microsoft Windows||(354MB)||N/A|
|CICS Explorer V5.2 for Linux||(335MB)||N/A|
|CICS Explorer V5.2 SDK||(115MB)||(325MB)|
|CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS plug-in V5.2 for CICS Explorer||(6.3MB)||(6.7MB)|
|CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS plug-in V5.2 for CICS Explorer||(9.8MB)||(9.9MB)|
|CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS plug-in V5.2 for CICS Explorer||(14.6MB)||(15.1MB)|
|CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS plug-in V5.2 for CICS Explorer||(15.9MB)||(16.4MB)|
|CICS Transaction Gateway plug-in V2.1.0 for CICS Explorer||(11.2MB)||(11.6MB)|
|CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS plug-in V2.1.0 (SupportPac) & z/OS components1 for CICS Explorer||(969KB)||
|IBM Session Manager for z/OS plug-in V3.2 for CICS Explorer||
|Additional Eclipse dependencies for CICS Explorer plug-ins (eclipse_subset.zip)||(243.3MB)||N/A|
+ Not yet available.
++ Not yet compatible with CICS Explorer V5.1.1, or later, and Eclipse 4.2.2. Available for previous releases of CICS Explorer.
*IMPORTANT: Be aware of extracting CICS Explorer into a location with an existing long path name. This can lead to errors during extraction where the path length might exceed that permitted by the target operating system. If in doubt, extract CICS Explorer to a root directory or similar, such as C:\ or C:\CICS_Explorer. Furthermore, unzipping CICS Explorer on Microsoft Windows platforms might result in a request for a password. If this occurs, the unzip process might not complete successfully. For more details, see CICS Explorer using Windows unzip prompts for password trying to unzip disk image.
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.
For information about downloading and installing maintenance, see Ordering maintenance for the IBM Explorer for z/OS, IBM CICS Explorer, and CICS Explorer plug-ins.
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||5.2, 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||CICS Explorer plug-in||z/OS||2.1|
CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server