TXSeries available on Docker
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TXSeries 9.2 Beta version available on Docker and it’s pretty quick and easy to work with TXSeries as Docker container. TXSeries Docker image available on Docker Hub
This blogs talks about first experience with TXSeries docker, how to start TXSeries dockers containers, how to administrate TXSeries CICS regions, SFS server and how to verify TXSeries docker container using sample installation verification program.
If you have Docker installed on your Desktop or Linux machine, you are ready to work with TXSeries on a Docker container. You can pull TXSeries 9.2 beta image by using following Docker pull command,
docker pull ibmcom/txseries
After docker pull command you can see TXSeries Docker image in local Docker Respository as “ibmcom/txseries” with Tag “latest”
Now you can start your TXSeries Docker container, using default profile or without profile. If you enable profile, container starts a CICS region and SFS server named as TXREGION and TXSFS.
Lets start the TXSeries Docker container with default profile, you can do the start of docker container with default profile by following the below command,
docker run \
-p 3270:3270 \
-p 1435:1435 \
-p 9443:9443 \
--name txseries_container -it \
-e LICENSE=accept ibmcom/txseries
TXSeries docker exposes few services with default profile are , for connecting 3270 Emulator client as PORT 3270 , PORT 9443 used by the administration console and PORT 1435 for CICS region IPIC listener. The above docker run command mapped those PORT on host system with same PORT number.
After successful start of Docker container, you can see CICS region console log details displayed on terminal you started docker container which shows that CICS region started successfully, You can leave that terminal and it would display CICS region TXREGION activities.
Let’s see now, how to work with default CICS region started by TXSeries Docker Container. You can connect to TXSeries administration console by opening the below URL using a web browser by using user name and password as txadmin
If you have started on different system than your desktop, then use IP address instead of local host.
Using administration console , you can add, modify CICS region definitions, create and start new CICS regions.
The default CICS region started by Docker Container configured with TXSeries installation verification programs (IVP). So you can connect to CICS region using terminal and can run IVP transaction. If you are connecting CICS region using TN3270 emulator clients, use Destination IP address as “localhost” or IP address and PORT as 3270. When you connect to TN3270 emulator client, it connects to default CICS region TXREGION. To execute IVP transaction enter transaction name as “MENU” on terminal and follow MENU transaction instructions.
To get more details on TXSeries Docker Image and usage you can follow below Docker Hub page.