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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS 5.1 detailed system requirements

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This document provides access to the detailed system requirements (DSR) for the supported operating systems, hardware and software requirements, and other related information for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.1 and CICS TS Value Unit Edition (VUE) V5.1.


Detailed system requirements information is now available through the Software Product Compatibility Reports web site. This web site provides you with the ability to dynamically generate operating system, prerequisite, translation, end of service, and detailed system requirements reports for your specific product, release, and operating system.

See CICS TS V5.1 detailed system requirements to view the dynamically generated detailed system requirements for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1.

See CICS TS VUE V5.1 detailed system requirements to view the dynamically generated detailed system requirements for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition V5.1.


High-level programming languages


If you intend to connect a CICS TS V5.1 CICSPlex System Manager address space (CMAS) to a CICS TS V4.1 or V4.2 CMAS, you need to apply the following maintenance to each downlevel CMAS.
The CICSPlex SM Web User Interface (WUI) can be used with browsers that support HTML V4. The WUI is stabilized and you are encouraged to use the CICS Explorer as noted in "Stabilization of support and discontinued functions" in the CICS TS V5.1 announcement letter.

CICS Explorer

CICS Explorer V5.1 or later is required. The system requirements for CICS Explorer are listed at

CICS TS V5.1 Product Documentation

The following browsers are supported:
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 7.0, 8.0, and 9.0
  • Mozilla Firefox ESR 17.0

To ensure that all the functions are usable, you must enable cookies and JavaScript in the browser and disable the browser's function of blocking pop-up windows.

The product documentation is published at or you can also download and install it on a workstation or server from the IBM Publications Center as described in CICS product documentation on CD. The information center can run on the following platforms:
  • Windows XP Professional Intel 32 bit
  • AIX 5.3 PPC 64 bit (toleration only)
  • Red Hat Linux Enterprise Server 5 Intel 32-bit
  • Linux PPC 64 bit
  • z/OS
A download is provided for each platform. You can also download and install the documentation in the CICS Explorer if preferred.

Related Information

Product Alias/Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document information

More support for: CICS Transaction Server

Software version: 5.1

Operating system(s): z/OS

Reference #: 7035673

Modified date: 05 December 2013

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