This document features the most requested documents as well as those identified as valuable in helping answer your questions related to CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) and the CICS Tools. The list will be updated periodically to reflect new trends and issues.
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This document contains links to CICS Transaction Server and CICS Tools technical support documents and information. It is intended to help you to be proactive in the support and administration of your software. This document includes:
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A simplified IBM Support Portal is coming!
IBM listened to customer input and as a result is making changes to IBM Support Portal. This short video describes the changes that are coming to the IBM Support Portal.
SupportPac CA0D can be used to demonstrate how to expose a legacy CICS Transaction Server for z/OS application to a mobile front-end by using IBM Worklight as the mobile framework.
Announcement letter for CICS TS Feature Pack for Dynamic Scripting 2.0
CICS TS Feature Pack for Dynamic Scripting V2.0 general availability (GA) date was 16 August 2013. This document contains a summary of the feature pack, a link to the announcement letter, and additional ways that you can become familiar with this enhancement.
Latest version of CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins for CICS TS
CICS Explorer 126.96.36.199 is now available! It adds PHP support for Dynamic Scripting and includes some bug fixes.
APAR PM80214 provides support for EBABUNDLE bundleparts
PM80214 updates the Liberty Profile technology shipped with CICS TS V5.1 to WebSphere Liberty Profile V8.5.0 Fixpack 1. It fixes a number of minor configuration issues when running in a CICS JVM server, but most importantly it introduces support for OSGi applications deployed as EBAs (Enterprise bundle archives) to Liberty. Also see these related technotes:
End of Service dates for CICS products
You want to know when the end of service (EOS) date is for a CICS product. This document includes information concerning CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA, and CICS Tools.
Fixes by version for CICS products
Fix lists summarize all the APARs for each version, release, and modification (VRM) level of the currently supported CICS products.
Technical Exchange webcasts
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CICS Lunch & Learn Call Series
Register for these upcoming CICS events that are part of the Worldwide System z events.
Listen to the new CICS podcasts: CICS & Java, Mobile Extensions, Batch Modernization, and more.
CICS on YouTube
Learn from these YouTube videos for CICS and CICS Tools.
IBM Redbooks Publications
View the following new Redbooks publications and Workshops, or search for any IBM Redbooks publication.
IBM WebSphere Education for CICS
Find CICS courses in the CICS Transaction Server curriculum.
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|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS||Maintenance||z/OS||5.1, 2.1, 1.2|
|Host Transaction Processing||IBM Session Manager||Maintenance||z/OS||3.2, 3.1, 2.2, 2.1|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS||Maintenance||z/OS||5.1, 3.2, 3.1, 2.1|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer||Maintenance||z/OS||1.2|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS||Migration||z/OS||5.1, 3.2, 3.1|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS||Not Applicable||z/OS||5.1, 4.3, 4.2|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Batch Application Control for z/OS||Documentation||z/OS||1.1, 1.1.1|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Performance Monitor for z/OS||Documentation||z/OS||1.2|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS||Documentation||z/OS||1.2, 2.1|
|Host Transaction Processing||IBM CL/CONFERENCE||Documentation||z/OS||1.4.1|
|Host Transaction Processing||IBM CL/SUPERSESSION||Documentation||z/OS||1.4.7|
|Host Transaction Processing||CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS||Not Applicable||z/OS||5.1, 1.1|
|Host Transaction Processing||IBM Explorer for z/OS||Maintenance||Linux, Windows, z/OS||2.1.0|
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