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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS 5.4 detailed system requirements

Detailed System Requirements


This document provides access to the detailed system requirements (DSR) for the supported operating systems, hardware and software requirements, and other related information for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) 5.4, CICS TS Value Unit Edition (VUE) 5.4, and CICS TS Developer Trial 5.4.


Detailed system requirements information is now available through the Software Product Compatibility Reports (SPCR) web site. This web site provides you with the ability to dynamically generate operating system, prerequisite, translation, end of service, and detailed system requirements reports for your specific product, release, and operating system.

The following are direct links to the reports for CICS TS V5.4 products: Notes

High-level programming languages

The Language Environment (LE) version provided with z/OS V2.1 and above is required to support COBOL, PL/I, C/C++, Assembler, and Java™.

For a list of supported and out of service high-level programming languages and compilers, see the High-level language support topic in the CICS TS V5.4 product documentation.

If you intend to connect a CICS TS V5.4 CICSPlex System Manager Address Space (CMAS) to a previous version of CICS TS CMAS, you need to apply the PTF(s) for the following APAR(s) to each downlevel environment.
  • PI81778 for CICS TS V4.1 and V4.2
  • PI81780 for CICS TS V5.1, V5.2 and V5.3
The PTF(s) from the following APAR(s) are also required if you intend to use CICS HTTP event processing (EP) Adapters to emit events consumable by the Decision Server Insights component of IBM Operational Decision Manager in a CICS TS V5.4 MAS.
CICS Explorer
CICS Explorer V5.4 or later is required for CICS TS V5.4.

CICS TS V5.4 product documentation in the IBM Knowledge Center
The product documentation for CICS TS V5.4 is part of IBM Knowledge Center.

Related Information

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Product Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document Information

Modified date:
08 July 2021