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From this page you can find out how to download and install the latest releases of IBM CICS Explorer and the CICS Tools plug-ins.

Download Description

If you want to download CICS Explorer in conjunction with other plug-ins, which run on top of IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer), refer to the Mainframe Developer Center for general information and Install Eclipse Tools for update and installation details.
 

IMPORTANT: IBM Policy on automatic software updates

CICS Explorer V5.3, CICS Explorer for Aqua V3.1 and V3.2 (where Aqua means IBM Explorer for z/OS Aqua*) can be installed, updated and extended from the following software repositories:
V5.3:
http://public.dhe.ibm.com/ibmdl/export/pub/software/htp/zos/tools/aqua/
Aqua V3.1:
http://public.dhe.ibm.com/ibmdl/export/pub/software/htp/zos/tools/aqua3.1/
Aqua V3.2:
http://public.dhe.ibm.com/ibmdl/export/pub/software/htp/zos/tools/aqua3.2/

You can use these repositories, or update sites, with any compatible Installation Manager (IM) or Eclipse-based product to add CICS Explorer, for example, into that environment.

IBM intends to update CICS Explorer at set intervals throughout the year. Updates will typically roll up service fixes and may address additional usability and functional issues.

* See IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.6 announcement letter for details about the renaming of CICS Explorer.


Two methods of installation are available:


IBM Installation Manager (IM)
Eclipse p2 Update

Visit Install Eclipse Tools to select the one that is right for you.

To help you decide, CICS Explorer Release Notes are provided, and Welcome to CICS Explorer is also available. Detailed instructions on how to install CICS Explorer in different scenarios are also available, in the CICS product documentation under Downloading and starting CICS Explorer.

Provided below you will also find information on Adding IBM CICS SDK for WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile to your CICS Explorer and Installation Instructions for CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer.

Adding IBM CICS SDK for WebSphere Application Server Liberty profile to your CICS Explorer

Instructions to add the IBM CICS SDK for Java EE and Liberty to your CICS Explorer
  1. In CICS Explorer, go to Help > Install New Software
  2. Expand IBM CICS Explorer and select IBM CICS SDK for Java EE and Liberty

Installation Instructions for V5.5 CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS plug-in and V5.4 and V5.3 CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer

CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer - Installation Instructions and What's New for V5.5
CICS Explorer and CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS have been updated to V5.5; CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS and CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS have remained at V5.4 whilst CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS has remained at V5.3 however they have been updated to work with this latest release of CICS Explorer. To install the plug-ins, click on Downloads > Eclipse Tools from the Mainframe Developer Center and follow the installation instructions. Note that the plug-ins can no longer be downloaded directly from this page.

The following product details include an overview, features, what's new, and system requirements that should be reviewed before you install the plug-ins:
For previous releases of all available CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer, go to Downloads for older releases of IBM Explorer for z/OS and IBM CICS Explorer.
 

For details of the compatibility of CICS Tools plug-ins with each release of CICS Explorer, go to z/OS Explorer, CICS Explorer, and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables.

Release Notes

Release notes for CICS Explorer
View release notes for CICS Explorer

Related Information 

Prerequisites

To get the full benefit from CICS Explorer, CICS Transaction Server for z/OS version 4 or later is required.  Some features are available only on newer releases of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS or they require server enablement.  See What's new in CICS Explorer for Aqua V3.2 for further details.

System requirements details are available on the CICS Explorer for Aqua V3.2 detailed system requirements page and CICS Explorer for Aqua V3.1 detailed system requirements page.

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Technical Support

Each IBM CICS Explorer deliverable available for download from this page (the "CICS Explorer Program") is available at no charge to all licensed users of the IBM Program(s) specified in the Limited Use Program clause of the accompanying IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA) (the "Parent Program"). The CICS Explorer Program is supplied under the standard terms and conditions of the IPLA and of the associated License Information and other documentation, and provides a defect correction entitlement for those licensed users entitled to service for the Parent Program. Service is available for the CICS Explorer Program for as long as the Parent Program with which the CICS Explorer Program is to be used is generally supported by IBM. In addition, IBM reserves the right to discontinue service on the CICS Explorer Program when it is withdrawn from marketing by IBM.

Read the license file that accompanies the CICS Explorer Program, to determine whether you want to use it.

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Product Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document Information

Modified date:
07 December 2020

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