This list features the most requested documents as well as those identified as valuable in helping answer your questions related to IBM CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) and CICS Universal Client (CICS UC). The list will be updated periodically to reflect new trends and issues.
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This document contains links to CICS Transaction Gateway & CICS Universal Client 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
What's new in CICS Transaction Gateway V9 0
Short video of what's new in CICS Transaction Gateway V9 0, presented and directed by the development team from the grounds of Hursley House - the home of CICS.
All the latest maintenance for CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms
Useful SupportPacs for CICS Transaction Gateway
*Important Announcement* The JREs provided in the CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms Media Pack might not contain the latest version of the JRE
The JREs provided in the CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms Multilingual Media Pack might not be refreshed through fix packs. Updated JREs will be provided through Fix Central.
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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.
This document details the APARs included with CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V9.0 and CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition V9.0 releases. Note that fix packs are cumulative and contain fixes for APARs included in previous fix packs.
This document details the APARs included with CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V8.1 and CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition V8.1 releases. Note that fix packs are cumulative and contain fixes for APARs included in previous fix packs.
This document details the APARs included with CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V8.0 and CICS Transaction Gateway Desktop Edition V8.0 releases. Note that fix packs are cumulative and contain fixes for APARs included in previous fix packs.
SupportPac CC04 provides a tool for generating a scrambled password suitable for use in the CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) configuration file. This secures the password used to protect an SSL key ring within the configuration file. This SupportPac provides a Java™ tool which accepts a password and produces an option suitable for inserting into the configuration file.
This SupportPac, CA76, enables the development of .NET Framework applications that can connect to CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. The use of SSL provides authentication and encryption capabilities for secure communication between the application and CICS TG.
SupportPac CA5F allows integration test tools to intercept ECI calls to CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) from Java™ applications before they are processed by CICS TG.
This SupportPac provides a request monitoring utility for CICS Transaction Gateway. It is designed to help identify possible performance-related issues and failing requests.
The CICS JCA resource adapters are provided in order to support connectivity from JEE application servers to CICS using the facilities of the CICS Transaction Gateway.
SupportPac CH51 provides a simple monitoring utility based on the CICS TG request monitoring exits. It is designed for auditing purposes or to analyze performance related problems.
Fix Central Download Site
Beginning with CICS Transaction Gateway V188.8.131.52 you can download fixes and APARs directly. Browse for all fixes for your specific software version or search for fixes by fix ID or Authorized Program Analysis Report (APAR) or Software Problem Report (SPR) number. You can also search for fixes by entering text information, such as an error code or exception or you can display a set of recommended fixes for your specific version. Use the following information for CICS Transaction Gateway on Fix Central: Select Product Group : All Software Product : CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms Installed Version : ALL (or desired version) Platform : ALL (or desired platform) Select <Continue>
APAR/PTF table for CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0, V8.1, V8.0, V7.2, V7.1, V7.0, V6.1 and V6.0 for z/OS
This document provides tables of APARs which have resulted in PTFs for IBM CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0, V8.1, V8.0, V7.2, V7.1 which are not included in the base level of the products.
Supported Software for CICS Transaction Gateway products
This document provides the supported releases of CICS Transaction Gateway from which you can select specific detailed system requirements.
CICS Family of products SupportPacs
IBM CICS family SupportPacs provide you with a range of downloadable code and documentation that compliments the CICS family of products.
Choosing the correct CICS Resource Adapter to deploy in WebSphere Application Server (Revised)
Which CICS Resource Adapter should I use with my version of WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and my version of CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG)?
CICS Transaction Gateway Family Support Pages
IBM Electronic Support
IBM Electronic Support offers on-line support tools and resources to help you diagnose and resolve problems, and maintain your IBM products.
IBM Software Support Lifecycle
Find detailed information about the available IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policies to help you realize the full value of your IBM software products.
Primary support resources for CICS Transaction Gateway
Primary support resources for CICS UC
IBM CICS Explorer resources
Restricting CICS TG client application
In CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) V9 we fulfilled 17 customer requirements which had been raised in RFE. The full list can be seen in the document entitled "Customer requirements answered in CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0" but in this article we will look at 22036 CICS Request Exit to provide client IP address and how it can be used to control who is able to call CICS Programs.
Rational Test Workbench V8.0.1 - functionality available to CICS TG
A new CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) transport has been added to the Architecture School perspective (logical and physical views). This allows for functional and performance testing of CICS transactions through the CICS TG. It is also possible to record transaction invocations made through the CICS TG in Tester’s Recording Studio perspective. These events can be used to create tests and datasets.
Rational Integration Tester - Continuous Integration Testing for your applications
Rational Integration Tester (RIT) can help customers move to a model of Continuous Integration Testing for their applications. Continuous Integration Testing is introduced in this video.
IBM CICS Performance Series: A CPU Study of Ways into CICS
The CICS Performance Series is a collection of IBM Redpaper publications focused on the performance of customer information control systems (CICS) and written by members of the IBM Hursley CICS development community. The topics are chosen based on feedback from CICS customers, with the goal of expanding readers’ understanding of the rich features offered by the CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) product portfolio. This latest publication focuses on CPU costs and documents the results of tests performed to assess some widely used methods of getting data in and out of CICS.
RFE to replace existing FITS process
Welcome Request For Enhancement (RFE) Community users! Here you have an opportunity to collaborate directly with the IBM product development teams and other product users. You can now raise and track requirements using the new IBM RFE system for CICS Transaction Gateway. This is replacing the older FITS process.
CICS Transaction Gateway product Library
A comprehensive collection of available product documentation for all currently supported releases.
Technical Exchange webcasts
Join us as technical experts share their knowledge and then answer your questions. Visit this site often to see upcoming topics.
IBM Education Assistant modules for the CICS Transaction Gateway
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.
IBM Software Redbooks
Hundreds of IBM Redbooks publications are available for downloading.
An IBM resource for developers and IT professionals.
IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS) Explorer is the new face of CICS Integration point for CICS tooling with rich CICS views, data, and methods.
This IBM Redpaper publication describes how the CICS Explorer can be used to aid configuration and administration of the CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS. Starting from a basic system configuration, it takes you through the steps to create a high availability topology and implement request monitoring.
CICS TG plug-in for CICS Explorer : The CICS TG perspective of the CICS Explorer includes a Gateway daemons view, CICS connections view, and a CICS TG Explorer view.
Not sure which CICS Explorer to download? This page will point you at the IBM CICS Explorer that's right for you.
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