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You can setup CTG JCA in local mode for enabling WebSphere application server to TXSeries communication. The following simple steps enable you to achieve the same. 1. Read the prerequisites for running the CTG JCA adaptor. See this link for details http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSZHFX_9.1.0/configuring/topics/jca_ivp_prereq.html 2. Deploy and configure JCA Adaptor. You can use the IVT example described in CTG... [More]
Here is the details on how each TXSeries version compares , No doubt the latest and greatest version is TXSeries V8.2, which folds in it all the value adds from the earlier releases. Also V6.1 and V6.2 are already End of Support (EOS) and V7.1 would be EOS in Sept 2016.
In TXSeries 8.2, you can control the way stack is taken for a region processes on AIX. The stacks through showProcInfo are now taken using procstack instead of dbx by default . This has following advantages: The procstack process directly fetches the stack by OS using the information from /proc file system. So, it does not stop execution of the existing process. Taking stack through procstack is faster than dbx. So showProcInfo execution will be faster . procstack is installed by default on AIX whereas dbx needs to be... [More]
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 Improved Performance and... [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]
The search ends here, if you were looking for extending COBOL applications to Mobile devices, Here are 2 easy solutions to this Learn in 90secs on how to do Solution 1 : Using IBM MobileFirst Platform ( former IBM Worklight ) Solution 2 : Using CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG). Happy Watching Are you interested in knowing more ?? Contact us at email@example.com
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 to the other timeout in... [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 feature. Longer... [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 existing... [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 the setup done... [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 http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?infotype=an&subtype=ca&supplier=897&letternum=ENUS213-462&acss=danl_218_web TXSeries 8.1 infocenter/knowledgecenter http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/txformp/v8r1/index.jsp If the above page is not accessible, try accessing through TXSeries knowledge center page:... [More]
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 defined in a... [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]
Performance has always been a differentiating factor between middleware products. We understand this and TXSeries V8.2 has a major focus on performance. Some performance improvements have been done in core areas so that these improvements will benefit all types of workloads. I will explain the performance improvements that have been done in TXSeries V8.2 and the types of workloads that can benefit from those performance improvements in the detail below. Improvements for Micro Focus COBOL applications One of the major performance... [More]
Why does an IPIC connection fail with ISCE_INVALID_APPLID error when connecting to remote CICS TS region ? You may see an IPIC connection failing with the following error on the console: ERZ127293E/0171 04/28/15 16:36:15.977052896 REG01 7143586/0013 : Error in capability exchange response, error code = 'EXCEPTION', reason code = 'ISCE_INVALID_APPLID' This issue occurs when your configuration is not correct. The TXSeries region's RemoteNetworkName in CD.stanza must match with VTAM.NETID in CICS TS region and your TXSeries... [More]
We have taken the integration capability with Micro Focus COBOL environment to the next level! Micro Focus Visual COBOL is the next generation tool set for COBOL application development. It brings the power of Visual Studio and Eclipse to COBOL development and offers the broadest choice of deployment platforms including Windows, Unix, Linux, .NET, JVM, and the Cloud. IBM TXSeries for Multiplatforms being a polyglot middleware environment supports multiple language runtimes such as C, C++, PL/I, COBOL and Java. With the new release of IBM... [More]
An old adage says " from the horse's mouth" and here are few examples for TXSeries 1. Here is what Surecomp has to say “ IBM TXSeries for Multiplatforms software helps Surecomp configure its IMEX solution more quickly and with fewer resources for a wider range of environments. "IBM TXSeries helps drive IMEX success. We can now offer IMEX for different platforms and stay ahead of the competition in today's market." ” - Gila Shkedy, director of technology at Surecomp Read in detail about the... [More]
The previous blog on the environment variables gave a introduction to environment variables in TXSeries. In this blog, we can explore environment variables more specific to an environment which uses large number of 3270 Terminals in the environment. Let us consider a case where we have a large number of cicsteld (either IBM Personal communication or HATs etc) based client. Increase CIPC shared memory: cicstelds consume a memory managed by sarpcd (Otherwise called as CIPC shared memory).The value can be increased upto 256 MB. The default... [More]