IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS: CICS Scenario

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 17 November 2016

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ISBN-10: 073845575X
ISBN-13: 9780738455754
IBM Form #: REDP-5423-00
(50 pages)

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Authors: Keith Winnard, Rafael Carvalho A. Lima, Hui Zhou


In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, we show you a cloud services scenario on IBM z/OS®.

In the scenario, we show you how to perform the following tasks:

  • Subscribe to a service to provision an IBM CICS® system.
  • Assign resources to the CICS system.
  • Use a template to tailor the CICS service
  • Publish the service in our Marketplace
  • Use that service to create a CICS region and start it.
  • Deprovision the CICS region once it is no longer required.

We explain the basic terms that are associated with the cloud services and which roles play a part in creating, using, and maintaining a cloud service.
We show you how we used IBM z/OSMF to provision a CICS Transaction Server (TS) System Management Single Server (SMSS) in a controlled laboratory environment.

The goal of this paper is to provide you with an overview of how a cloud service can be created and used on z/OS. This paper is intended for infrastructure support staff and application development staff who require middleware to develop and maintain business applications that use middleware.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Scenario introduction and basics
Chapter 2. Customizing the template
Chapter 3. Adding resources to the template
Chapter 4. Approving the template
Chapter 5. Testing and publishing the template
Chapter 6. Using the service as a consumer

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