IBM CICS Explorer

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 17 December 2010

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ISBN-10: 0738434973
ISBN-13: 9780738434971
IBM Form #: SG24-7778-01
(422 pages)

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Authors: Chris Rayns, George Bogner, Nicholas Bingell, Gordon Keehn, Lisa Fellows, Tommy Joergensen, Erhard Woerner


IBM® Customer Information Control System (CICS®) Explorer is the new face of CICS Integration point for CICS tooling with rich CICS views, data, and methods.

Are you looking for new ways to accelerate the transfer of knowledge, skills, and best practices to the next generation of technical staff and experts? Do you need to maintain productivity and protect service-levels? CICS Explorer™ and System z® lead the way to platform simplification.

IBM CICS Explorer has a common, intuitive, Eclipse-based environment for architects, developers, administrators, system programmers, and operators. The task-oriented views provide integrated access to a broad range of data and control capabilities, and it also has powerful, context-sensitive resource editors. Integration point for CICS TS, CICS Tools, CICS TG, PD Tools, and Rational® Tools are extensible by independent software vendors (ISV), system integrators (SI), and customers who use our Software Development Kit.

In this IBM Redbooks® publication, we focus on the new CICS Explorer. The first part of the book is an overview of the CICS Explorer along with all of the CICS Tools’ plug-ins. In the second part of the book, we focus on several scenarios in which you can use the CICS Explorer with the CICS Tools plug-ins to resolve various problems.

Table of contents

Part 1. CICS Explorer Introductions
Chapter 1. CICS Explorer introduction
Chapter 2. Getting started with CICS Explorer
Chapter 3. Implementing IBM CICS Explorer
Chapter 4. CICS Explorer base familiarization
Chapter 5. CICS Explorer navigation walkthrough
Chapter 6. CICS Explorer IA plug-in familiarization
Chapter 7. CICS Explorer CM plug-in familiarization
Chapter 8. CICS Explorer PA plug-in familiarization
Chapter 9. CICS Explorer TG plug-in familiarization
Chapter 10. CICS Explorer Tivoli OMEGAMON XE plug in familiarization
Chapter 11. CICS Deployment Assistant
Chapter 12.
Chapter 13. CICS Explorer troubleshooting
Part 2. Scenarios
Chapter 14. CICS Explorer - MQ application migration
Chapter 15. CICS Explorer clean up scenario
Chapter 16. CICS Explorer performance scenario
Chapter 17. CICSPlex SM enablement using the CICS Explorer
Chapter 18. CICS Explorer resource manipulation scenarios
Chapter 18. CICS Explorer resource manipulation scenarios

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