Administering CICS from a console device
You can operate CICS® from a console device. A console device can be a locally-attached system console, a TSO user defined as a console, or an automated process such as NetView®.
Before you begin
To use a console device, you must first define it to CICS. This is explained in Defining console devices.
About this task
- Define the console device that should be used for putting MODIFY commands
into your job stream. For more information about putting commands into job streams, see Using JCL to initiate CICS commands.
- Invoke CICS transactions from the console device by using
the MVSMODIFY command (F for short). Other CICS operators can communicate with the console device operator. Note that the CEDA transaction can be used from a console device to install resource definitions only. The sample programs cannot be executed from a console device.
- Use the MVS command
d consolesto display a list of console devices and their names.
- Use TSO CLIST processing, or an automated process such
as NetView, to issue sequences of CICS commands.
To associate command responses with the originating command from an automated process, add a command and response token (CART) to the originating command. CICS returns this CART in all write-to-operator (WTO and WTOR) macros issued in response to the command.