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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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
Calling GLUE program can cause an overlay that can lead to a CICS TS 5.1 region ending. Apply PTF UI15119 for APAR PI10485.
SupportPac CB12 demonstrates application modernization for CICS TS, by modeling a general insurance application.
SupportPac CA1Y provides a simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) client to send emails and attachments from CICS TS.
CICS will be well represented at Impact 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, April 27 - May 1.
Latest version of CICS Explorer for CICS TS has been updated to include NEW version 188.8.131.52
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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IBM Education Assistant modules for CICS products
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Technical Exchange webcasts for CICS
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IBM WebSphere Education for CICS
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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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