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As we grow older each year, we get all the more matured, gain more experience and get closer to the friends. So is for TXSeries,
On 17th Feb 2015, TXSeries grew an version older, its now TXSeries V8.2 - With years TXSeries has improved in performance, has imbibed all the great values from its previous versions and ofcourse, works just so well with its friends (CICS TS, DB2, WebSphere MQ to name a few)...
Here the TXSeries team proudly presents the next version of TXSeries V8.2 with... [More]
As SSL/TLS are developed to provide a secured communication over the internet. TXSeries7.1 onwards supports SSL/TLS over IPIC communication with the help of IBM GSKit. The blog gives an example on how to configure SSL/TLS Communication between two TXSeries regions with a self-signed certificates.
Step 1 : Configure the two regions for IPIC Communication. Let the region name be REGION1 and REGION2.
For more information visit the link ... [More]
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Do you know that TXSeries 8.1 now provides a broader and high simplified way for timing out the transactions?
With TXSeries 8.1, you can simply timeout a transaction if it runs beyond the time you specify. This is achieved through a TranMonitorInterval (in seconds) parameter introduced in Transaction definition(TD.stanza) of the region. After the timeout variable is set for a transaction, you can define the action that has to be taken on the timeout through TranMonitorAction in TD.stanza.
Now what happens... [More]
If you are in a phase of upgrading your network from IPv4 to IPv6, you must be wondering if are there any considerations for migrating TXSeries regions? One of the very important consideration is, do you still need connectivity to an IPv4 network? This is valid scenario if some of your clients (telnet, web, etc.) and other systems (such as CICS-TS) are still on IPv4 network. In this case, you need to identity the regions that need cross interaction and migrate them on to a dual stack box (a box that can talk to both IPv4 and IPv6 network). A... [More]
In today’s world when security is becoming a major concern for the enterprises, no wonder many enterprises have security policies which mandate the passwords to be greater than 8 characters. Till now this was restricted in TXSeries. But TXSeries V8.1 comes up with an exciting feature which supports greater than 8 characters for better compliance of security policies.
TXSeries long password feature allows you to specify passwords up to 100 characters now. Its very easy to use and all the PASSWORD APIs support this... [More]
One common question that many TXSeries users ask is if they can transfer or migrate their region configurations across platforms. For example, users may create their applications on a Windows installation of TXSeries, for development and unit testing, and later on move to a different platform for deployment, say AIX.
With the release of the latest version, TXSeries V8.1, Linux as been added as a new supported platform. So, an existing TXSeries user looking to tryout TXSeries on Linux would want to recreate their region based on their... [More]
Configuring WLM for TXSeries may seem like a daunting task, but is actually quite simple. Once you have decided on your system design, WLM configuration can be done in a few steps. Perform the necessary region configuration and voila! - we are set to go.
To get started, first check out this blog entry. What's new with TXSeries v8.1 - WLM Samples and Verification .
Next, watch the video below, which shows you how to manually configure and run a WLM environment similar to... [More]
TXSeries v8.1 introduces a new a WLM Sample and Verification suite. The suite will automatically setup all the configuration required to setup a sample WLM environment with 1 COR (Client Owning Region) and 3 AOR (Application Owning Region) regions. It also configures sample application programs and provides a Client application to run it. All this in under a minute!
The following video will walk you through how to access and run the new WLM Sample configuration in TXSeries v8.1.
This blog provides quick links to get started with TXSeries 8.1 .
TXSeries 8.1 GA Announcement letter
TXSeries 8.1 infocenter/knowledgecenter
If the above page is not accessible, try accessing through TXSeries knowledge center page:
TXSeries allow users to classify the transaction and control the number of simultaneous or parallel execution of transactions belonging to a group. For example, in a CICS region shared between HR and finance team in an organization, the applications of both the teams can be classified into different groups and the number of maximum parallel executions of the transactions of different groups can be controlled.
As of TXSeries 7.1, the grouping of transactions can be achieved by using TCLASS. The number of TClass that can be... [More]
This blog covers the basics of shared memory segments used by TXSeries on AIX and increasing the shared memory available to applications using LDR_CTRL=MAXDATA settings.
TXSeries is a 32-bit product and works based on 32 bit virtual memory model of AIX. The total virtual address space of a CICS application server process (cicsas) is restricted to 4GB. In 32-bit AIX memory model, the address space is divided into 16 segments with each occupying 256 MB memory (256MB *16=4GB). The addressable memory segments are from 0... [More]
PPCGWY process will give following bind errors if RPC fails to get a port to use from windows 2008 onwards.
3483 224 13/11/03-12:28:37.787442 6c1c0ca7 W connect: errno:10060
3486 224 13/11/03-12:28:43.394505 6c1c0ca7 W connect: errno:10060
From Windows 2008 onwards, Microsoft windows has increased the dynamic client port range for outgoing connections in Windows Server 2008. The new default start port is 49152, and the default end port is 65535. This is a change from the configuration of earlier versions of Windows... [More]
What is a switchload file?
The switch load file is a shared library (a DLL on Windows systems) that is loaded in the cics application server . Its purpose is to simplify the loading of the database's client shared library, and to return the pointers to the XA functions to Transaction Manager (region). It is required to define switch load file when the region is configured to use an RDBMS database (not SFS) as a resource or file manager.
What is 2-phase commit protocol?
In simple words, 2-phase commit protocol is a... [More]
On the machine where Websphere MQ server is installed , perform the following steps:
Create the WMQ queue manager
Start the queue manager
Define the channel using MQSC command
DEFINE CHANNEL(CHAN_NAME) CHLTYPE(SVRCONN) TRPTYPE(TCP) +
DESCR('Server-connection to Client_1')
You can also use default server-connection channel definition SYSTEM.DEF.SVRCONN
Start the... [More]