Software withdrawal and support discontinuance: IBM CICS Explorer V5.3

IBM United States Withdrawal Announcement 918-155
October 2, 2018

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Overview

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Effective December 31, 2018, IBM® will withdraw from marketing the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program number Program release name Withdrawal from marketing date
CS0E CICS Explorer® V5.3 December 31, 2018

Effective April 30, 2020, IBM will withdraw support for the following program licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program number Program release name Withdrawal from support date
CS0E CICS Explorer V5.3 April 30, 2020


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Replacement program information

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Withdrawn programs Program number Replacement programs Program number
CICS Explorer V5.3 CS0E CICS Explorer V5.5 CS0E


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Reference information

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For information on CICS Explorer, V5.5, see Software Announcement 218-430, dated October 2, 2018.

For information on CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS®, V5.5, see Software Announcement 218-352, dated October 2, 2018.



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Technical support

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Remote technical support is provided. See the IBM Support Portal website for product support information.

The withdrawal from marketing and discontinuance of service of CICS Explorer V5.3 provides an opportunity for clients still using this earlier release to upgrade to a more recent release, to take advantage of the latest technology and support for related IBM products, such as CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS).

As the service window of underlying technology, such as IBM Explorer for z/OS, moves up, then so must those products that consume that technology in order to remain supported by IBM.

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IBM, CICS Explorer, CICS and z/OS are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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