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CraigSchnurbusch
CraigSchnurbusch
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Pinned topic Location of direct download for Debug Tool V12 plugin for CICS Explorer

‏2013-11-06T16:02:24Z |

I'm in the process of installing CICS Explorer 5.1.1, I use the direct download installation method because it keeps the installation simple and does not request administrator rights to the workstation.  The direct download version of the CICS Tools are on the CICS Explorer download page.  I found some documentation pointing me to SIDIDOC2(IDIGUIP) for the direct download of the Fault Analyzer plugin.  But I cannot locate the direct download of the Debug Tool plugin.  Web searches suggest it should be available but they all lead to dead ends.  I'm expecting that Debug Tool also provides it the direct download version of the plugin in an SMPE dataset but cannot find any pointer to it in the Debug Tool documentation.  Where do I find it?  I need the direct download.

  • KenichiYoshimura
    KenichiYoshimura
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    Re: Location of direct download for Debug Tool V12 plugin for CICS Explorer

    ‏2013-11-06T17:07:04Z  

    Hi Craig, you can download the PD Tools plug-ins installer from http://www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/deployment/pdtplugins/. If you are using CICS Explorer 5.1.1, I'd recommend using our latest level of plug-ins which is V13.1. I understand you are running Debug Tool V12 on the host, but our V13.1 plug-ins are compatible with V12 host environment. I hope this helps. Kenichi

  • CraigSchnurbusch
    CraigSchnurbusch
    13 Posts

    Re: Location of direct download for Debug Tool V12 plugin for CICS Explorer

    ‏2013-11-06T17:30:51Z  

    Hi Craig, you can download the PD Tools plug-ins installer from http://www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/deployment/pdtplugins/. If you are using CICS Explorer 5.1.1, I'd recommend using our latest level of plug-ins which is V13.1. I understand you are running Debug Tool V12 on the host, but our V13.1 plug-ins are compatible with V12 host environment. I hope this helps. Kenichi

    I have been to this page multiple times.  I believe the link you are referring to is:

     

    Latest plug-ins packages for installation via Eclipse P2 or IBM Instllation Manager

    Link to download page

    I'm assuming the Installation Manager will make registry updates in Windows which means the administrative rights to the workstation is required.  The advantage of the direct download installation method is that it is a simple series of unzips without requiring administrative rights.  I can locate the direct download version of all but the Debug Tool plugin.  For FA the zip file is provided in SIDIDOC2(IDIGUIP).  For DT is the zip file also provided in one of the SEQA* datasets? 

  • DaveN
    DaveN
    83 Posts

    Re: Location of direct download for Debug Tool V12 plugin for CICS Explorer

    ‏2013-11-06T17:36:30Z  

    I have been to this page multiple times.  I believe the link you are referring to is:

     

    Latest plug-ins packages for installation via Eclipse P2 or IBM Instllation Manager

    Link to download page

    I'm assuming the Installation Manager will make registry updates in Windows which means the administrative rights to the workstation is required.  The advantage of the direct download installation method is that it is a simple series of unzips without requiring administrative rights.  I can locate the direct download version of all but the Debug Tool plugin.  For FA the zip file is provided in SIDIDOC2(IDIGUIP).  For DT is the zip file also provided in one of the SEQA* datasets? 

    Hi Craig,

    I can't answer the detailed PD tools part of the question regarding the data sets, but...

    Once you've installed CICS Explorer by unzipping (which, as you say, will not require administrative rights), you could use the Help > Install New Software dialog to add our update site in. This is the one list on the download page you mention above: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0/. In fact I think it's provided preloaded?

    I think you should be able to get all of the appropriate plugins without having to faff around downloading individual zips which might end up not being compatible if you don't get the right version, etc etc, just by choosing the download site where we've got everything in one place and have done some testing to make sure they're compatible.

    You won't need administrative rights to do this install via Help > Install New Software, even using our download site rather than individual zips for the plugins.

    Dave

  • CraigSchnurbusch
    CraigSchnurbusch
    13 Posts

    Re: Location of direct download for Debug Tool V12 plugin for CICS Explorer

    ‏2013-11-13T20:03:29Z  
    • DaveN
    • ‏2013-11-06T17:36:30Z

    Hi Craig,

    I can't answer the detailed PD tools part of the question regarding the data sets, but...

    Once you've installed CICS Explorer by unzipping (which, as you say, will not require administrative rights), you could use the Help > Install New Software dialog to add our update site in. This is the one list on the download page you mention above: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0/. In fact I think it's provided preloaded?

    I think you should be able to get all of the appropriate plugins without having to faff around downloading individual zips which might end up not being compatible if you don't get the right version, etc etc, just by choosing the download site where we've got everything in one place and have done some testing to make sure they're compatible.

    You won't need administrative rights to do this install via Help > Install New Software, even using our download site rather than individual zips for the plugins.

    Dave

    I started CICS Explorer for the first time after installing just CICS Explorer with no plugins.  I go to Help > Install New Software, I click the down arrow in Work With field, and select IBM Explorer for z/OS Update Site - http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0.  I then get a 'pending' in the Name field, and then receive the following error message pop up. 

    org.eclipse.equinox.p2.core.ProvisionException

    HTTP Proxy Authentication Required: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0/content.xml

    HTTP Proxy Authentication Required: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0/content.xml

    How do I get around this error message?

  • DaveN
    DaveN
    83 Posts

    Re: Location of direct download for Debug Tool V12 plugin for CICS Explorer

    ‏2013-11-14T08:19:58Z  

    I started CICS Explorer for the first time after installing just CICS Explorer with no plugins.  I go to Help > Install New Software, I click the down arrow in Work With field, and select IBM Explorer for z/OS Update Site - http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0.  I then get a 'pending' in the Name field, and then receive the following error message pop up. 

    org.eclipse.equinox.p2.core.ProvisionException

    HTTP Proxy Authentication Required: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0/content.xml

    HTTP Proxy Authentication Required: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0/content.xml

    How do I get around this error message?

    This is something specific to your environment, not a general problem. Nobody else sees this.

    It says "HTTP Proxy Authentication Required" - could you have a think around you should be using a proxy to access that address or not, in your environment.

    If so you can adjust the proxy settings in the preferences dialog. Note that the proxy settings will affect CMCI (and other HTTP-based) connections as well as update sites.

  • CraigSchnurbusch
    CraigSchnurbusch
    13 Posts

    Re: Location of direct download for Debug Tool V12 plugin for CICS Explorer

    ‏2013-12-02T21:52:17Z  
    • DaveN
    • ‏2013-11-14T08:19:58Z

    This is something specific to your environment, not a general problem. Nobody else sees this.

    It says "HTTP Proxy Authentication Required" - could you have a think around you should be using a proxy to access that address or not, in your environment.

    If so you can adjust the proxy settings in the preferences dialog. Note that the proxy settings will affect CMCI (and other HTTP-based) connections as well as update sites.

    Ok, I tracked down the right person and they added the download site to the 'noauth' list.  I no longer get the Proxy Authentication Required message.  However I still cannot download plugins.  When the Available Software screen is updated with the available software I expand the IBM CICS Tools list and select CM, DA, IA, and PA, and then click Next.  I click Next on the Install Details screen.  I accept the license agreement and click Finish on the Review License screen.  I get the Installing Software message.  All seems good but then I get a Problem Occurred popup message.  It says, "Installing Software has encountered a problem.  An error occurred while collectiong items to be installed."  For every download attempt the details says "Artifact not found."  Any ideas?

  • DaveN
    DaveN
    83 Posts

    Re: Location of direct download for Debug Tool V12 plugin for CICS Explorer

    ‏2013-12-03T08:00:28Z  

    Ok, I tracked down the right person and they added the download site to the 'noauth' list.  I no longer get the Proxy Authentication Required message.  However I still cannot download plugins.  When the Available Software screen is updated with the available software I expand the IBM CICS Tools list and select CM, DA, IA, and PA, and then click Next.  I click Next on the Install Details screen.  I accept the license agreement and click Finish on the Review License screen.  I get the Installing Software message.  All seems good but then I get a Problem Occurred popup message.  It says, "Installing Software has encountered a problem.  An error occurred while collectiong items to be installed."  For every download attempt the details says "Artifact not found."  Any ideas?

    Is there any more information in the Error Log about which file it's having problems accessing.

    I'm still not entirely clear on whether you do require a proxy or not, to access the IBM download site. You might want to double-check Explorer's proxy configuration in Window > Preferences and type proxy in the filter box. You can google for more info because it's an Eclise feature, but a "Native" provider means that Eclipse (and therefore Explorer) will try to guess the proxy settings from your browser. You could try setting the settings manually.

    Are you going to need to have this work correctly on multiple clients? If so it could be worth mirroring the update site down onto a web server within your local network, when you get this working!

    Is this within Explorer 5.1.1? Can you still use old clients to install plugins successfully? I've heard a few reports that the proxy behaviour is slightly different in Eclipse 4.x but this could equally be a change to your companies networking policy or hardware!

    Dave

    Updated on 2013-12-03T08:00:53Z at 2013-12-03T08:00:53Z by DaveN
  • CraigSchnurbusch
    CraigSchnurbusch
    13 Posts

    Re: Location of direct download for Debug Tool V12 plugin for CICS Explorer

    ‏2013-12-16T21:45:44Z  
    • DaveN
    • ‏2013-12-03T08:00:28Z

    Is there any more information in the Error Log about which file it's having problems accessing.

    I'm still not entirely clear on whether you do require a proxy or not, to access the IBM download site. You might want to double-check Explorer's proxy configuration in Window > Preferences and type proxy in the filter box. You can google for more info because it's an Eclise feature, but a "Native" provider means that Eclipse (and therefore Explorer) will try to guess the proxy settings from your browser. You could try setting the settings manually.

    Are you going to need to have this work correctly on multiple clients? If so it could be worth mirroring the update site down onto a web server within your local network, when you get this working!

    Is this within Explorer 5.1.1? Can you still use old clients to install plugins successfully? I've heard a few reports that the proxy behaviour is slightly different in Eclipse 4.x but this could equally be a change to your companies networking policy or hardware!

    Dave

    Ok, it appears download of JAR files was blocked.  I requested permission for download of JAR files from http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0

    I attempted to download just the CM plugin.  It looks like it is working, but then get the following error messages:

    An error occurred while collecting items to be installed

    session context was:(profile=profile, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Collect, operand=, action=).

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.comm,5.1.101.20130926-2057.

    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: e740e728b3ac80b5f2c5572519e676aa and found 6fc7e0793e5605102954e712408d270a.

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.compare,5.1.101.20130926-2057.

    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: 50670ebe488d90754ece5f372a90bf80 and found 4df8495e095d1feec9802a6396d3fafa.

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.model,5.1.101.20130926-2057.

    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: f23d6ee488519d3b55cb723dbda26a62 and found 81590431fb5ed1b4affddda63feca711.

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.ui,5.1.101.20130926-2057.

    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: 31c4b30c1fe340ffceabd1b090cb11d6 and found f97acde54749d3447f39a01698bd583a.

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.ui.da,5.1.101.20130926-2057.

    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: 704062a1f1ab7d012790656acf622f29 and found 5fd977c6178c651fa8deeb420bcb6d44.

    The gentleman helping me traced the download attempt.

    So far I'm seeing one call being made:
    //public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/da/5/1/1/update.site/p2.index

    And getting the following response back:
    title>404 Not Found</title>
    </head><body>
    <h1>Not Found</h1>
    <p>The requested URL /software/htp/zos/da/5/1/1/update.site/p2.index was not found on this server.

    Based on this it appears they may have moved these files out of their directory on their server.  You are able to connect to them and some of the plugin's are just not on that server anymore or they could have moved those to a different driectory on their server.

    Any ideas?

     

     

  • DaveN
    DaveN
    83 Posts

    Re: Location of direct download for Debug Tool V12 plugin for CICS Explorer

    ‏2013-12-17T09:35:23Z  

    Ok, it appears download of JAR files was blocked.  I requested permission for download of JAR files from http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0

    I attempted to download just the CM plugin.  It looks like it is working, but then get the following error messages:

    An error occurred while collecting items to be installed

    session context was:(profile=profile, phase=org.eclipse.equinox.internal.p2.engine.phases.Collect, operand=, action=).

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.comm,5.1.101.20130926-2057.

    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: e740e728b3ac80b5f2c5572519e676aa and found 6fc7e0793e5605102954e712408d270a.

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.compare,5.1.101.20130926-2057.

    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: 50670ebe488d90754ece5f372a90bf80 and found 4df8495e095d1feec9802a6396d3fafa.

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.model,5.1.101.20130926-2057.

    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: f23d6ee488519d3b55cb723dbda26a62 and found 81590431fb5ed1b4affddda63feca711.

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.ui,5.1.101.20130926-2057.

    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: 31c4b30c1fe340ffceabd1b090cb11d6 and found f97acde54749d3447f39a01698bd583a.

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.ui.da,5.1.101.20130926-2057.

    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: 704062a1f1ab7d012790656acf622f29 and found 5fd977c6178c651fa8deeb420bcb6d44.

    The gentleman helping me traced the download attempt.

    So far I'm seeing one call being made:
    //public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/da/5/1/1/update.site/p2.index

    And getting the following response back:
    title>404 Not Found</title>
    </head><body>
    <h1>Not Found</h1>
    <p>The requested URL /software/htp/zos/da/5/1/1/update.site/p2.index was not found on this server.

    Based on this it appears they may have moved these files out of their directory on their server.  You are able to connect to them and some of the plugin's are just not on that server anymore or they could have moved those to a different driectory on their server.

    Any ideas?

     

     

    Hi Craig,

    Let's take your items in reverse order.

    1) The requested URL /software/htp/zos/da/5/1/1/update.site/p2.index was not found on this server.

    This is normal behaviour and does not indicate a problem. There are various ways that an update site can be packaged and Eclipse will look for various files before completing successfully. We do not have a p2.index file in that directory, instead we have artifacts.xml and contents.xml files which Eclipse will try after p2.index (this is the directory for the DA update site: http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/da/5/1/1/update.site/).

    2) You see error messages like this:

    Problems downloading artifact: osgi.bundle,com.ibm.cics.cm.comm,5.1.101.20130926-2057.
    MD5 hash is not as expected. Expected: e740e728b3ac80b5f2c5572519e676aa and found 6fc7e0793e5605102954e712408d270a.

    These errors are cast iron proof that something is preventing CICS Explorer (or Eclipse) from downloading the file correctly. If I download the file myself and check the MD5 hash, I see the "expected" value - on your system you are not downloading the file correctly - something is altering the file and corrupting it, or sending back a different file (e.g. some kind of proxy notification html page). Here is what I see:

    
    niced@niced-w530:~/Downloads$ wget 
    http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/cm/5/1/1/update.site/plugins/com.ibm.cics.cm.comm_5.1.101.20130926-2057.jar
    --2013-12-17 09:26:56--  
    http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/cm/5/1/1/update.site/plugins/com.ibm.cics.cm.comm_5.1.101.20130926-2057.jar
    Resolving public.dhe.ibm.com (public.dhe.ibm.com)... 9.133.44.112
    Connecting to public.dhe.ibm.com (public.dhe.ibm.com)|9.133.44.112|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 9400 (9.2K) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `com.ibm.cics.cm.comm_5.1.101.20130926-2057.jar'
    2013-12-17 09:26:57 (422 KB/s) - `com.ibm.cics.cm.comm_5.1.101.20130926-2057.jar' saved [9400/9400]
    
    niced@niced-w530:~/Downloads$ md5sum com.ibm.cics.cm.comm_5.1.101.20130926-2057.jar
    
    e740e728b3ac80b5f2c5572519e676aa  com.ibm.cics.cm.comm_5.1.101.20130926-2057.jar
    niced@niced-w530:~/Downloads$
    
    

    I think that possibly you need to request permission to download at least jars and XML files from this location:
    http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/

    It is incorrect to assume that we only access files within the http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/htp/zos/2/1/0 tree - we access other files, certainly within the software/htp/zos tree and potentially up one further node.

    Dave