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From this page you can download and install the latest release of IBM CICS Explorer, and find installation instructions for the CICS Tools plug-ins.

Download Description

If you want to download CICS Explorer in conjunction with other plug-ins which run on top of IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer), refer to the Mainframe Developer Center for general information and Download Eclipse Tools for update and installation details.

IMPORTANT: IBM Policy on automatic software updates
CICS Explorer V5.3 and V5.4 can be installed, updated and extended from the following software repositories:

You can use these repositories, or update sites, with any compatible Installation Manager (IM) or Eclipse-based product to add CICS Explorer, for example, into that environment.

Note that these web links differ from that used for CICS Explorer V5.2. 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. IBM intends to update CICS Explorer at set intervals throughout the year. Updates will typically roll up service fixes and may address additional usability and functional issues.

Two methods of installation are available:

IBM Installation Manager (IM) - Recommended
Eclipse p2 Update

Visit Download Eclipse Tools to select the one that is right for you.

To help you decide, CICS Explorer Release Notes are provided, and An overview of CICS Explorer and CICS Explorer resources is also available. Detailed instructions on how to install CICS Explorer in different scenarios are also available, in the CICS product documentation under Installing CICS Explorer.

Provided below you will also find information on Adding IBM CICS SDK for WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile to your CICS Explorer and Installation Instructions CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer.

Adding IBM CICS SDK for WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile to your CICS Explorer

Instructions to add the IBM CICS SDK for Java EE and Liberty to your CICS Explorer
  1. In CICS Explorer, go to Help > Install New Software
  2. Expand IBM CICS Explorer and select IBM CICS SDK for Java EE and Liberty

Installation Instructions for V5.4 CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS plug-in and V5.3 CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer

CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer - Installation Instructions and What's New for V5.4
CICS Explorer and CICS Performance Analyser for z/OS have been updated to V5.4; the rest of the plug-ins have remained at V5.3 however they have been updated to work with this latest release of CICS Explorer. To install the plug-ins, click on Downloads > Eclipse Tools from the Mainframe Developer Center and follow the installation instructions. Note that the plug-ins can no longer be downloaded directly from this page.

The following product details include an overview, features, what's new, and system requirements that should be reviewed before you install the plug-ins:

For previous releases of all available CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer, go to Downloads for older releases of IBM Explorer for z/OS and IBM CICS Explorer.

For details of the compatibility of CICS Tools plug-ins with each release of CICS Explorer, go to z/OS Explorer, CICS Explorer, and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables.

Release Notes

Release notes for CICS Explorer
View release notes for 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 V5.4 detailed system requirements page and CICS Explorer V5.3 detailed systems requirements page.

Technical support

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.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Host Transaction Processing CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS CICS Explorer Plug-in
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

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document information

More support for: CICS Transaction Server

Software version: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4

Operating system(s): Linux, Windows

Reference #: 4033579

Modified date: 16 June 2017

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