In this IBM® Redbooks® publication, the reader will gain an appreciation of the CICS® Transaction Gateway (CICS TG) product suite, based upon key criteria such as capabilities, scalability, platform, CICS server support, application language support and licensing model.
Matching the requirements to available infrastructure and hardware choices requires an appreciation of the choices available. In this IBM Redbooks publication the reader will gain an understanding of those choices, and will be capable of choosing the appropriate CICS connection protocol, APIs for the applications, security options and understand the services available to the application developer when using a chosen protocol.
The reader will then learn about how to implement CICS TG solutions, exploiting the latest capabilities such as IPIC connectivity, High Availability and Dynamic Server Selection. Specific scenarios illustrate the usage of CICS TG for z/OS, and CICS TG for Multiplatforms, with CICS Transaction Server for z/OS and WebSphere Application Server, including connections in CICS, configuring simple end to end connectivity (all platforms) with verification for remote and local mode applications, adding security, XA support and high availability.
Table of contents
Part 1 Introduction
Chapter 1. Basic concepts
Chapter 2. CICS TG for z/OS installations
Chapter 3. CICS TG for Multiplatforms and Desktop Edition installations
Part 2 CICS TG capabilities
Chapter 4. Connecting to CICS
Chapter 5. Gateway daemon considerations
Chapter 6. Connecting applications through CICS Transaction Gateway
Chapter 7. High availability concepts
Chapter 8. Security
Part 3 Configuration
Chapter 9. CICS TS configuration
Chapter 10. CICS TG z/OS
Chapter 11. CICS TG Multi-platforms and Desktop Edition configuration in remote mode
Chapter 12. Integration with WebSphere Application Server
Chapter 13. Adding High availability
Chapter 14. Explorer plug-in
Chapter 15. Troubleshooting techniques
Part 4 Appendixes
Appendix A. Running the pre-compiled Java sample EciB1 from batch on z/OS
Appendix B. Modify BasicCICSRequestExit
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