Featured documents for CICS Transaction Server and CICS Tools



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.


The content below was sent in the Support Newsletter for CICS Transaction Server and CICS Tools on 11 Mar, 2014. If you would like to subscribe, see the instructions in the IBM Support Newsletter Knowledge Collection.

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:

In the Spotlight

  1. CICS TS V5.2 open beta offering with Knowledge Center beta
    The CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.2 open beta offering was made available on February 22. The CICS documentation for the open beta offering is also available in the Knowledge Center as a beta. Let us know what you think by providing feedback.
  2. IBM Knowledge Center will be generally available soon!
    IBM Knowledge Center at  www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/ brings IBM's technical publications together in a single location that will replace over 800 individual IBM Information Centers.
  3. Upgrading information for CICS when changing release of CICS, z/OS, or DB2
    You would like to know what problems you might encounter when you upgrade from one release of CICS or CICSPlex SM to another. You also want to know what CICS problems you might encounter if you change to a new release of z/OS or DB2.
  4. DFHSM0102 0D11 at initialization with DFH$XTSE exit after upgrading to CICS TS 5.1
    You are running with the sample exit DFH$XTSE and recently upgraded to CICS TS V5.1. During CICS initialization, you receive DFHSM0102 A storage violation (code X'0D11') has been detected by module DFHSMMF.
    Abend U1800 in DFHKELCA can cause CICS TS 5.1 region to end
    Calling GLUE program can cause an overlay that can lead to a CICS TS 5.1 region ending. Apply PTF UI15119 for APAR PI10485.
  5. CICS Liberty JVMServer installs in a DISABLED state
    You applied maintenance to CICS to upgrade the Liberty Server. Now when you install a Liberty JVMServer within CICS you receive DFHSJ0215 and DFHSJ0914.
  6. CICS SupportPacs
    The IBM CICS SupportPac family provides you with a range of downloadable code and documentation that complements the CICS family of products. The majority of SupportPacs are available at no charge to users:
  7. CB12: General insurance application (GENAPP) for IBM CICS TS (updated to V5.1.0.3)
    SupportPac CB12 demonstrates application modernization for CICS TS, by modeling a general insurance application.
    CA1Y: Send email from CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (updated to V1.6)
    SupportPac CA1Y provides a simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) client to send emails and attachments from CICS TS.
  8. Start following IBM_CICS on Twitter now and receive timely updates!
    Top 5 tweets of 4th quarter you missed if you are not following IBM_CICS on Twitter:
  9. See the blog posts for CICS!
    The WebSphere and CICS support blog provides technical information for many of the WebSphere and CICS products. Use your developerWorks id to follow the blog. Recent posts include:
  10. Don't miss out on important news and updates
    Visit the WebSphere and CICS Support Facebook page today!


  1. Impact 2014
    CICS will be well represented at Impact 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, April 27 - May 1.
  2. Latest version of CICS Explorer for CICS TS has been updated to include NEW version
    What is the latest version that you can download of the IBM CICS Explorer for CICS TS 5.1, 4.2, 4.1, 3.2, or 3.1, and the corresponding CICS tools plug-ins and IBM Explorer for z/OS?
  3. PM85188 and PM90291 add IP Interconnectivity Scalability and Recovery Enhancements
    APARs PM85188 for CICS TS 5.1 and PM90291 for CICS TS 4.2 provide enhancements to IP interconnectivity (IPIC) communications lifecycle processing.
  4. Overhead of storage protection facilities in CICS TS (updated with new example)
    You would like to turn on storage protection, transaction isolation, command protection, and re-entrant program storage protection to avoid storage violations in your CICS TS regions. Before doing this you would like to know: How will each of the storage protection facilities affect the performance in your CICS TS regions?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Wondering how to get started with IBM Support?
    Find basic support information on the main tab of the updated Electronic Support page. It provides the information you need to successfully use IBM support.


  1. IBM Redbooks Publications
    A new mobile app and new Redbooks publications:
  2. IBM Redbooks publications introduces a new mobile app!
    Learn more about how to get on-the-go access to IBM Redbooks publications, announcements, and social sites. Available for iOS and Android devices.
  3. IBM Education Assistant modules for CICS products
    IBM Education Assistant (IEA) is a collection of multimedia educational modules that help you better understand IBM software products and use them more effectively to meet your business requirements.
  4. Technical Exchange webcasts for CICS
    Replay previous webcasts and visit the Support Technical Exchange site to see upcoming topics.
  5. IBM WebSphere Education for CICS
    Find CICS courses in the CICS Transaction Server curriculum like CICS V5 Fundamentals (WM851 and VM851). You can search on the course numbers or "CICS" to find CICS related education.
  6. developerWorks
    An IBM resource for developers and IT professionals.

Related information

Finding CICS information centers
More CICS News - CICS Portfolio e-Newsletter

Original publication date


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
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

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Rate this page:

(0 users)Average rating

Add comments

Document information

More support for:

CICS Transaction Server

Software version:

3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1

Operating system(s):


Reference #:


Modified date:


Translate my page

Machine Translation

Content navigation