IBM CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS (CICS CM) plug-in V2.1.1 wll be enhanced to provide more of the capabilities currently available in its ISPF and Batch interfaces through its tight integration with IBM CICS Explorer®. Key new capabilities include:
o New Change Packaging views and functions,
o New JCL templates enabling Deployment Analysis reports to be submitted and the output viewed within CICS Explorer z/OS views.
o Improvements to the Install function.
Using the new Packages views, developers can now create and populate their change packages from within CICS Explorer or Rational Developer for System z, without the need to access a 3270 terminal interface. In addition, authorized administrators can READY, MIGRATE, or BACKOUT these change packages as well as explore the History for these.
New context menu options and JCL templates, enable CICS administrators to run and view Deployment Analysis reports directly from the plug-in – again, there’s not a green screen in sight.
See the attachment for a more detailed description plus some screenshots of the enhancements.
The CICS CM Install wizard has been made more consistent, now listing target CICS CM configurations and connections and enabling resources to be installed into multiple CSDs in a single operation
The CICS CM plug-in V2.1.1 requires CICS Explorer V1.1.1. The updated plug-in will be generally available for download from http://ibm.com/cics/explorer/download on June 1st 2012. No host changes are required. For more information about CICS CM, please visit http://ibm.com/cics/cm.