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New SupportPacs for CICS Explorer

May 17, 2010 Leave a comment

If you have been keeping an eye out on IBM_CICS you may have spotted a number of new SupportPacs that allow you to use various IBM PD Tools with CICS Explorer:

  • CN0A – Application Performance Analyzer
  • CN0D – Debug Tool
  • CN0F – Fault Analyzer

You will need the corresponding versions of the z/OS component to use the plugins, but if you have them and CICS Explorer, you are good to go.

Note: these plugins currently require the Windows version of CICS Explorer.

Any questions, or comments on these SupportPacs ask here, or over on Developerworks.

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CICS Explorer: Security

August 21, 2009 Leave a comment

So you have seen the light and decided to install CICS Explorer? Well done, great decision!

However, depending on your site, this might be easier said than done – not because installing Explorer is hard, but because people will probably start worrying about security now that this easy to use CICS tool is available.

The point of this post is to try explain a little about CICS Explorer and security, so that you can be primed to answer any questions that may arise.

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CICS Explorer: SM Perspective

May 20, 2009 Leave a comment

The SM (System Management) perspective in CICS Explorer provides different capabilities depending on the connections you choose to configure and the CICS TS version that you have. This post attempts to describe some of the differences with the connections you can use.

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IBM CICS Explorer supportPac

November 5, 2008 Leave a comment

Four new supportPacs were announced today:

  • CICS Explorer for Windows (CS1J)
  • CICS tools plugins (CS1N)
  • CICS Explorer SDK (CA1R)
  • CICS Explorer for Linux (CS1O)

For details of these supportPacs check out this announcement.

A developerWorks CICS Explorer forum is available if you have any questions about these supportPacs.

Categories: CICS, CICS TS, CICSPlex SM, Explorer, IBM
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