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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS 3.1 and 3.2 End of Support announcement

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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V3.1 and V3.2 was withdrawn from support 31 December 2015. CICS TS Service Flow Feature V3.1 was also be withdrawn from support on the same date. This document contains a link to the Software service discontinuance announcement letter and product replacement information.


The Software service discontinuance announcement letter that says CICS TS V3.1, CICS TS V3.2, and CICS TS Service Flow Feature V3.1 was withdrawn from support 31 December 2015 is 913-075.

The following product replacement information is included in this announcement:

                    Program                         Program

Withdrawn program   number    Replacement program   number
CICS TS V3.1        5655-M15  CICS TS V4.2          5655-S97
CICS TS V3.2        5655-M15  CICS TS V4.2          5655-S97
CICS TS Service               CICS TS Service Flow
Flow Feature V3.1   5655-M15  Feature V3.2          5655-M15

Note: For additional information, refer to Software Announcement 211-080, dated April 05, 2011 . CICS TS V5.1 is also available and may be considered as a replacement product for CICS TS V3. For details, refer to Software Announcement 212-325, dated October 03, 2012 .

See the Announcement Letters for CICS products if you are interested in upgrading to the latest release of CICS TS or any other CICS products.

A fee based service extension for CICS TS for z/OS V3.1 or V3.2 might be available from IBM, if you need more time to upgrade. A service extension entitles you to continue to receive the level of support that you receive today using the same channels into IBM, including raising PMRs and APARs. If you would like to find out more about CICS service extensions, contact your local IBM Sales Representative:
  • US Customers, contact Customer Support Operations at 877-426-6006 option #2. If you give the support representative your customer number they can find your sales representative.

  • Customers in other geographies should refer to the IBM directory of worldwide support contacts to find sales contact numbers in your region.
For more information about the availability of support extensions see IBM software support lifecycle policy page.

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Product Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document Information

Modified date:
15 June 2018