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z/OS Explorer, CICS Explorer, and CICS tools plug-ins release compatibility reference tables

Question & Answer


Question

How do you find out which release of IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer) and CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer are compatible with the different releases of CICS Explorer? How do you know what release of the Eclipse SDK is required for your release of z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer?

Cause

Certain releases of z/OS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer will only work with certain releases of CICS Explorer.

Answer

Click a link below to be taken to the corresponding compatibility reference table. Use the table to determine the correct combination of 'Explorer' release and CICS tools plug-in release.

Key:

  • N denotes No, not supported at this release.
  • Y denotes Yes, supported by this release and further fix packs at this level.
  • v.r.m.f denotes version.release.modification-level.function-level. This refers to the release or fix pack that introduced support for this CICS Explorer release, and continued support by further fix packs at this level.  Note that from CICS Explorer 5.5.19, fix packs will be referred to as v.r.f (5.5.19) rather than v.r.m.f (5.5.0.19) to align with the way that the version is displayed within Eclipse.  


CICS Explorer is compatible with the operating environments described on the associated Detailed System Requirements for CICS Transaction Server web page. Click on your release of CICS Transaction Server, then look in the notes section for details about CICS Explorer.  Refer to topic CICS Explorer, z/OS Explorer, and Eclipse in the CICS Explorer documentation to see the compatibility between Eclipse, z/OS Explorer, CICS Explorer, and CICS Transaction Server.


Each new release of CICS Explorer and CICS tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer is hosted on the Mainframe Developer Center Downloads page. For download packages for previous releases of CICS Explorer, see the Downloads for older releases of IBM Explorer for z/OS and IBM CICS Explorer web page.

For information about getting maintenance for the CICS Explorer, see ordering maintenance for IBM CICS Explorer.




IBM Explorer for z/OS (z/OS Explorer)

Users of CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.2 should use z/OS Explorer 3.2, available from the Mainframe Developer Center.
Users of CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.1 should use z/OS Explorer 3.1, available from the Mainframe Developer Center.

Users of CICS Explorer 5.3 should use z/OS Explorer 3.0.
Users of CICS Explorer 5.2 or 5.1.1 should use z/OS Explorer 2.1.0.5, or later fix packs.

If Installation Manager were used to install both z/OS Explorer and CICS Explorer then install the corresponding fix packs for CICS Explorer and z/OS Explorer at the same time. For more details, see the instructions in the associated APAR documentation.




CICS Configuration Manager for z/OS (CICS CM)

Compatibility between CICS Explorer release and the plug-in
CICS CM 5.1 
plug-in
CICS CM 5.1.1
plug-in
CICS CM 5.2
plug-in
CICS CM 5.3
plug-in
CICS CM 5.4
plug-in
CICS Explorer 5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
N
N
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
Y
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.3.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.4.2)
N
N
N
Y
N
CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.1
(Based on Eclipse 4.6.3)
N
N
N
Y
Y
CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.2
(Based on Eclipse 4.8.0)
N
N
N
N
Y
CICS Explorer installed from Eclipse Marketplace
(Based on Eclipse 2022-03)
N
N
N
N
N

Compatibility between CICS CM
and the plug-in
CICS CM 5.1
plug-in
CICS CM 5.1.1
plug-in
CICS CM 5.2
plug-in
CICS CM 5.3
plug-in
CICS CM 5.4
plug-in
CICS CM 5.1
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS CM 5.2
N
N
Y
Y
Y
CICS CM 5.3
N
N
N
Y
Y
CICS CM 5.4
N
N
N
N
Y



CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS (CICS DA)

Compatibility between CICS Explorer release and the plug-in
CICS DA 5.1
plug-in
CICS DA 5.1.1
plug-in
CICS DA 5.2
plug-in
CICS DA 5.3
plug-in
CICS Explorer 5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
Y
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
Y
N
CICS Explorer 5.3.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.4.2)
N
N
N
Y
CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.1
(Based on Eclipse 4.6.3)
N
N
N
Y
CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.2
(Based on Eclipse 4.8.0)
N
N
N
Y
CICS Explorer installed from Eclipse Marketplace
(Based on Eclipse 2022-03)
N
N
N
N

Compatibility between CICS DA
and the plug-in
CICS DA 5.1
plug-in
CICS DA 5.1.1
plug-in
CICS DA 5.2
plug-in
CICS DA 5.3
plug-in
CICS DA 5.1
Y
Y
N
N
CICS DA 5.2
N
N
Y
N
CICS DA 5.3
N
N
N
Y


CICS Interdependency Analyzer for z/OS (CICS IA)

Compatibility between CICS Explorer release and the plug-in
CICS IA 5.1
plug-in
CICS IA 5.1.1
plug-in
CICS IA 5.2
plug-in
CICS IA 5.3
plug-in
CICS IA 5.5
plug-in
CICS Explorer 5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
N
N
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
Y
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.3.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.4.2)
N
N
N
Y
N
CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.1
(Based on Eclipse 4.6.3)
N
N
N
Y
N
CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.2
(Based on Eclipse 4.8.0)
N
N
N
N
Y
CICS Explorer installed from Eclipse Marketplace
(Based on Eclipse 2022-03)
N
N
N
N
N

Compatibility between CICS IA
and the plug-in
CICS IA 5.1
plug-in
CICS IA 5.1.1
plug-in
CICS IA 5.2
plug-in
CICS IA 5.3
plug-in
CICS IA 5.5
plug-in
CICS IA 5.1
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS IA 5.2
N
N
Y
Y
Y
CICS IA 5.3
N
N
N
Y
Y
CICS IA 5.5
N
N
N
N
Y



CICS Performance Analyzer for z/OS (CICS PA)

Compatibility between CICS Explorer
release and the plug-in
CICS PA 5.1
plug-in
CICS PA 5.1.1
plug-in
CICS PA 5.2
plug-in
CICS PA 5.3
plug-in
CICS PA 5.4
plug-in
CICS Explorer 5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
N
N
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
Y
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.3.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.4.2)
N
N
N
Y
N
CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.1
(Based on Eclipse 4.6.3)
N
N
N
N
Y
CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.2
(Based on Eclipse 4.8.0)
N
N
N
N
Y
CICS Explorer installed from Eclipse Marketplace
(Based on Eclipse 2022-03)
N
N
N
N
N

Compatibility between CICS PA
and the plug-in
CICS PA 5.1
plug-in
CICS PA 5.1.1
plug-in
CICS PA 5.2
plug-in
CICS PA 5.3
plug-in
CICS PA 5.4
plug-in
CICS PA 5.1
Y
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS PA 5.2
N
N
Y
Y
Y
CICS PA 5.3
N
N
N
Y
Y
CICS PA 5.4
N
N
N
N
Y



CICS Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) for z/OS, CICS TG for Multiplatforms, and CICS TG Desktop Edition

Compatibility between CICS Explorer
release and the plug-in
CICS TG
plug-in 2.0
CICS TG
plug-in 2.0.1
CICS TG
plug-in 2.1.0
CICS TG
plug-in 3.0
CICS Explorer 5.1.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 3.6.2)
Y
N
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.1.1.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
Y
N
N
CICS Explorer 5.2.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.2.2)
N
N
Y
Y
CICS Explorer 5.3.0.x
(Based on Eclipse 4.4.2)
N
N
N
Y
CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.1
(Based on Eclipse 4.6.3)
N
N
N
Y
CICS Explorer for Aqua 3.2
(Based on Eclipse 4.8.0)
N
N
N
Y
CICS Explorer installed from Eclipse Marketplace
(Based on Eclipse 2022-03)
N
N
N
N

Compatibility between CICS TG
and the plug-in
CICS TG
plug-in 2.0
CICS TG
plug-in 2.0.1
CICS TG
plug-in 2.1.0
CICS TG
plug-in 3.0
CICS TG 8.1
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS TG 9.0
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS TG 9.1
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS TG 9.2
Y
Y
Y
Y
CICS TG 9.3
Y
Y
Y
Y


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Product Synonym

CICS/TS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document Information

Modified date:
14 June 2022

UID

swg21577571