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How do I get CICS product documentation on compact disc (CD) for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) and the CICS tools?

Here is a list of the CICS Tools:

  • CICS Batch Application Control for z/OS - CICS BAC
  • CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS - CICS CM
  • CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS - CICS DA
  • CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS - CICS IA
  • CICS Online Transmission Time Optimizer for z/OS - CICS OTTO
  • CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS - CICS PA
  • CICS VSAM Recovery for z/OS - CICS VR
  • CICS VSAM Transparency for z/OS - CICS VT
  • IBM Session Manager for z/OS - ISM


Hi, CICS product documentation isn't provided on CD, but you can download it from the IBM Publications Center as PDF manuals and Eclipse information centers. Documentation for the CICS tools is included in the CICS TS information centers and as separate PDFs. The CICS "Product documentation" section in IBM Knowledge Center has links to all the downloadable information in IBM Publications Center. This section is included with the most recent release of CICS TS (V5.2) but it covers all releases.

The downloadable CICS information centers are supported on a variety of platforms. The readme that is provided with each information center shows specifically which operating systems and versions are supported. See Finding CICS information in IBM Knoweldge Center if you want to view the CICS product documentation online.

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Modified date:
26 August 2015