Featured documents for IBM CICS Transaction Gateway and CICS Universal Client

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Abstract

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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The content below was sent in the Support Newsletter for CICS Transaction Gateway & CICS Universal Client 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 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

  1. IMPACT 2014 - The Venetian, Las Vegas, NV , April 27 - May 1
    Have you made plans to attend IMPACT2014? This is a great opportunity to network with fellow CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) users, explore how CICS TG interfaces with other CICS products and meet the experts that work directly on CICS TG. Ian Shore, CICS Transaction Gateway Manager, will be at IMPACT and if you are attending and want to speak with him 1 on 1, let us know.
  2. Podcast: Andrew Smithson, CICS TG technical specialist, focuses on the enhancements in CICS TG V9.0
    Listen to Andrew Smithson from the Transaction Gateway Technical Team talk about the latest version of CICS Transaction Gateway. In this podcast, Andrew focuses on the benefits and enhancements, that were introduced in CICS TG V9.0.
  3. CICS Transaction Gateway V9.0: Handling the Demands of the Modern Enterprise
    The latest version of CICS TG, Version 9.0, was made generally available in December 2012. CICS TG V9.0 builds on the strengths of previous versions by eliminating many of the restrictions and variations between different deployment topologies and providing enhancements so CICS TG can be used in a wider variety of deployments and process larger workloads than ever before. Some of the trade-offs between the various deployment options have been eliminated, allowing CICS TG to be used in a configuration that best fits your needs and requirements. Take a look at some of the major enhancements provided in CICS TG V9.0.
  4. CP01: CICS Transaction Gateway Performance Reports
    SupportPac CP01 provides performance reports, at no additional charge, for IBM CICS TG for z/OS products.
  5. CC03: Refresh of the CICS JCA resource adapters for use with JEE application servers
    SupportPac CC03 provides a refresh of the CICS JCA resource adapters, to support connectivity from JEE application servers to CICS using the facilities of the CICS TG.
  6. CC05: Refresh of CICS TG Applet Runtime APIs
    SupportPac CC05 provides a refresh of CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) Applet Runtime application programming interfaces (APIs).
  7. The Complete Guide to CICS Transaction Gateway: Volume 1 Configuration and Administration
    In this IBM Redbooks publication, the reader will gain an appreciation of the CICS TG product suite, based upon key criteria such as capabilities, scalability, platform, CICS server support, application language support and licensing model.
  8. 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.
  9. IBM Knowledge Center will be generally available soon!
    IBM Knowledge Center brings IBM's technical publications together in a single location that will replace over 800 individual IBM Information Centers.



Plan

  1. IBM CICS Universal Client V7.1 being withdrawn from support
    Effective April 30, 2014, IBM will discontinue support for the following program, licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement: IBM CICS Universal Client V7.1. The replacement for the IBM CICS Universal Client (CICS UC) V7.1 is the CICS TG Desktop Edition 8.1. CICS TG Desktop Edition provides a simple path forward for CICS UC customers looking to maintain support for their desktop applications with the latest operating systems and compilers, and includes all the function of CICS UC V7.1. Furthermore, CICS TG Desktop Edition provides CICS connectivity for Java™ and .NET applications. For JEE and multi-user CICS connectivity, CICS TG for z/OS or CICS TG for Multiplatforms is required.
  2. IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V7.2 being withdrawn from support
    Effective April 30, 2014, IBM will discontinue support for the following program, licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement: IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for Multiplatforms V7.2.
  3. IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS V7.2 being withdrawn from support
    Effective April 30, 2014, IBM will discontinue support for the following program, licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement: IBM CICS Transaction Gateway for z/OS V7.2.
  4. Fix Central Download Site
    Beginning with CICS Transaction Gateway V6.0.2.1 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>
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Choosing the correct CICS Resource Adapter to deploy in WebSphere Application Server (Revised)
    Which CICS Resource Adapter should be used with the my version of WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and CICS Transaction Gateway?
  8. CICS Transaction Gateway Family Support Pages
  9. CICS Transaction Gateway Support Page
    Primary support resources for CICS Transaction Gateway
    CICS Universal Client Support Page
    Primary support resources for CICS UC
  10. IBM Support Assistant News
    This document provides the latest news and announcements for IBM Support Assistant V5 Team Server and IBM Support Assistant V4.1 Workbench.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.



Education

  1. Rational Integration Tester - Continuous Integration Testing for your applications
    Rational Integration Tester (RIT) can help you move to a model of Continuous Integration Testing for your applications. Continuous Integration Testing is introduced in this video.
  2. 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.
  3. RFE has replaced the 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 IBM RFE system for CICS Transaction Gateway. This has replaced the older FITS process.
  4. 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.
  5. IBM Software Redbooks
    Hundreds of IBM Redbooks publications are available for downloading.
  6. Technical Exchange webcasts
    Join us as technical experts share their knowledge and then answer your questions. Visit this site often to see upcoming topics.
  7. IBM Education Assistant modules for WebSphere 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.
  8. developerWorks
    An IBM resource for developers and IT professionals.

Original publication date

2011/3/11

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Host Transaction Processing CICS Universal Client Documentation Windows, OS/2, Linux, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris 7.1, 7.0, 6.0

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS TG CTG CUC

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More support for:

CICS Transaction Gateway
Documentation

Software version:

7.1, 7.1.0.4, 7.1.0.5, 7.2, 7.2.0.1, 7.2.0.2, 7.2.0.3, 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.0.0.3, 8.1, 8.1.0.1, 9.0, 9.0.0.1

Operating system(s):

AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Solaris, Windows, z/OS

Software edition:

All Editions

Reference #:

7011426

Modified date:

2014-03-11

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