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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:
Do More with your TXSeries - Webinar Series: TXSeries for Multiplatforms, is IBM's premiere online transaction processing environment for business critical mixed language applications. It is widely used for integrating data and applications between distributed solutions and enterprise systems. It is also used for the deployment of high-performance, distributed CICS applications written in COBOL, C / C++, and PL/I. This integrates well into mixed language, multi platform service oriented architecture (SOA) solution. With its support for... [More]
The other day I was suddenly unable to start the region which was coming up fine from past 3 months.
The error in console looked like this:
ERZ074081I/7442 10/03/13 06:27:11.089546900 testan 2608/0001 : Starting region with attribute override 'StartType=cold'.
ERZ010117I/0150 10/03/13 06:27:11.096382900 testan 2608/0001 : CICS is performing a cold start
ERZ060008E/0014 10/03/13 06:27:11.100289100 testan ... [More]
Rational Developer for Power Systems is a platform or an IDE for development of
applications on remote AIX, IBMi or Linux platforms. Provides a rich set of
development tools integrated into Eclipse workbench and extends eclipse based
functionality, especially the Remote System Explorer (RSE). RDp can
be used as an integrated development environment for development and debugging
of applications based on COBOL, C, C++ languages. RDp complements RAD (Rational
Application Developer for WebSphere Software) as a plugin into RAD to... [More]
IBM COBOL for AIX provides integrated CICS translator option for compiling the CICS COBOL Programs (-qcics). If the programs are developed using the IBM Rational Developer for Power Systems (RDp), using the integrated translator option for the COBOL compiler, the break points can be added to the EXEC CICS statements directly.
If you use TXSeries supplied cicstcl tool to compile the IBM COBOL program, first it converts .ccp files to .cbl files (translating or pre-processing CICS statements) and then it compiles .cbl files with cob2_r... [More]
We now have TXSeries running on x86 Linux and we are excited to talk to you about this new platform support that we have added to our already extensive platform coverage.
TXSeries today covers supports for platforms such as IBM AIX, Microsoft Windows, Oracle Solaris, HP Integrity and now we extend this coverage to the Linux world!. In the BETA version we intend to support Red Hat and SUSE distributions. With this platform support TXSeries brings you a mature and proven transactional runtime (OLTP platform) for running your business... [More]
TXSeries can be administered with an web based user interface called the TXSeries Administration console. The administration console is actually a web application hosted on a web server called the IBM Light Weight Infrastructure or the LWI. The LWI is bundled along with TXSeries, pre-configured. You will find it in the <TXSeries_install_location>/wui directory. The configuration settings for the LWI are located in the <TXSeries_install_location>/wui/conf directory. Particularly, 2 files are of interest -... [More]
of the “Do More with TXSeries” webinars, Raghavendran from the team spoke about
Reliability, Availability and Serviceability features in TXSeries 7.1. There have been various improvements in the
area of RAS through the versions 6.1, 6.2 and 7.1. This blog lists the
enhancements in these areas and we would follow with details of each of the RAS
and Availability enhancements:
Enhancements to improve
overall handling of FORCEPURGE situations Improves region availability
TXSeries for Multiplatforms offers a sandbox on SoftLayer that allows you to quickly and easily evaluate your applications on TXSeries.
Here are a couple of videos that take you through the steps of provisioning the evaluation edition of TXSeries for Multiplatforms V8.1 onto Linux instances deployed on SoftLayer.
The first demo video gives instructions to provision a new Linux server on SoftLayer, with TXSeries 8.1 installed and configured on it.
This is an update to the blog that I wrote earlier on ways to monitor a TXSeries system... With the monitoring features introduced in TXSeries for Multiplatforms V8.1 Open Beta I have highlighted the new updates in this blog (marked in BLUE color)...
The CICS TS for the z environment has a rich set of monitoring tools available from both IBM and the third-party vendors. Though TXSeries (CICS) is not blessed with similar offerings, I have striked this sentence as we now provide real-time monitoring support for TXSeries using Tivoli... [More]
TXSeries provides a tool at 'no-cost' that brings in the ability to
manage the workload running in TXSeries (called WLM) available for AIX
platform. In other words using this tool you will be able to cluster a
set of TXSeries regions and distribute the incoming workload among
these. As in any cluster you will have a set of regions that look
'similar' (or cloned regions) that provides the necessary business
functions. In general, any cluster system would provide the following: Improved response times Increased service availability... [More]
AppProbe (Application Probe) facility which is introduced in the TXSereis for Multiplatforms V7.1, is a very useful tool to monitor and debug application's memory usage and helps in detecting memory leaks within the application.
The tool can be used to monitor your applications based on transaction names, program names or the programming language. Using this facility, you can monitor the memory usage in process heap (for tracking memory blocks allocated through standard functions such as malloc/calloc) and TaskPrivate pool (for tracking... [More]
So, you’ve now read that TXSeries for Multiplatforms V8.1 Trial is now available on cloud, in the previous blog . Here are some more details for you to understand what this means.
TXSeries V8.1 trial on Linux can now be deployed using the IBM SoftLayer public cloud.
SoftLayer, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a host of data centers across the globe. To simply put, SoftLayer is a hosting provider. It gives you an quick and easy way to deploy operating system instances –... [More]
There has been a recent update to the version of IBM Communication Server (SNA) supported with TXSeries v8.1 on Linux. TXSeries v8.1 now supports IBM Communication Server 184.108.40.206 on Linux. No additional fix required on TXSeries side. Here's a quick look at the table from system requirements page,
You can find the detailed system requirements on Linux here, http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21656675
If you are already using TXSeries, and would like to upgrade to the latest version of the product, you will be required to migrate your TXSeries configration. In this blog, we’ll concentrate on the aspects around migrating existing Regions, SFS and PPC gateways to the latest version. More specifically, this blog would cover migration to a new version on the same system .
If you are migrating to a new version on the same system, there is no need to export and then import your region configurations (i.e the use of... [More]