Getting connected with the CICS Explorer
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I've just got back from SHARE in Atlanta where it was great to see a lot of interest around the CICS Explorer.
One of the things that a lot of people wanted to know was simply how to get started and get connected to either a single CICS region or CICS Plex. So I decided to post a quick guide here which I hope you'll find useful!
Download and install the CICS Explorer from
Set up the CICS Management Client Interface (CMCI) on the CICS region you want to connect to:
Without CICS Plex SM :
With CICS Plex SM:
(Remember the Port Number you use in this step)
Create a single region connection in the CICS Explorer to connect to the region:
(Your want to use a connection type of "CICS Management Interface" and the port number from the previous step)
That's all you have to do to get you up and running and to to see what the CICS Explorer has to offer.
If you want to do some extra things like set up security for CMCI or set up an FTP connection so that you can use the z/OS perspective to view and edit jobs then here are some useful pages:
Advanced CMCI configuration:
Setting up FTP if you haven't done so already:
Creating an FTP connection in the CICS Explorer:
For more general information see the getting started guide here: