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CICS Transaction Server for z/OS 5.3 detailed system requirements

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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) 5.3, CICS TS Value Unit Edition (VUE) 5.3, and CICS TS Developer Trial 5.3.


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 SPCR detailed system requirements will be updated with additional information on or before general availability (GA) of CICS TS V5.3: Notes

High-level programming languages

The Language Environment (LE) version provided with z/OS V1.13 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 V5.3 product documentation.

If you intend to connect a CICS TS V5.3 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 CMAS:

The CICSPlex SM Web User Interface (WUI) can be used with browsers that support HTML V4. The WUI is stabilized and you are encouraged to use the CICS Explorer as noted in "Stabilization of support and discontinued functions" in the CICS TS V5.1 announcement letter.
CICS Explorer
CICS Explorer V5.3 or later is required for CICS TS V5.3. The system requirements for the various releases of CICS Explorer are listed on the CICS Explorer web page.

CICS TS V5.3 product documentation in the IBM Knowledge Center
The product documentation for CICS TS V5.3 is part of IBM Knowledge Center.

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Original Publication Date

04 December 2015

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Product Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document Information

Modified date:
05 October 2020