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IBM® CICS® Deployment Assistant for z/OS® provides a centralized, complete model of your CICS infrastructure to improve data discovery. It uses a policy-driven engine that you control to accelerate deployment of new CICS capabilities and line-of-business applications. Model, visualize and deploy new and existing CICS regions more quickly and easily.

CICS Deployment Assistant provides the service agility necessary to support the rapidly changing needs of new mobile and web applications.

CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS helps to simplify and automate complex tasks through:

Discovery of CICS-related entities

A shared model provides a consistent and up-to-date view

Visualization of the model

Automated deployment

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CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS V5.1

The links below identify the supported components of CICS Deployment Assistant from which you can select system requirements in different levels and organization of detail.

The detailed system requirements information are the complete lists of hardware requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, with component-level details and operating system restrictions.

Component


Operating systemSoftwareHardware
z/OS CICS DA V1.1 host components:

• Require IBM z/OS V1.9, or later, and CICS TS V3.1, V3.2, or V4.1
• If access to the joblog for active CICS systems is required by JES3 users of CICS DA, then IBM z/OS V1.10 is required
• If access to the MVS system log is required by users of CICS DA, then z/OS V1.11 is required

CICS DA V1.1 is designed to be used with CICS TS V4.1 (5655-S97), where it supports fully the new function of the latest version of CICS TS. CICS DA V1.1 can also be used with CICS TS V3 (5655-M15).
A System z machine capable of running the required software.
Windows Windows 7, Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista Business, Ultimate, Windows 2003 Standard SP1, Enterprise, Windows 2008 Standard SP1, Enterprise
The CICS DA plug-in requires CICS Explorer V1.0.1 or later. Details relating to service and support for the CICS Explorer are available at
www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=1083&uid=swg21380083
The CICS Explorer and CICS DA plug-in require an Intel workstation. Only 32-bit platforms supported, only x86 Machines supported.
Linux SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.0
The CICS DA plug-in requires CICS Explorer V1.0.1 or later. Details relating to service and support for the CICS Explorer are available at
www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=1083&uid=swg21380083
The CICS Explorer and CICS DA plug-in require an Intel workstation. Only 32-bit platforms supported, only x86 Machines supported.


Discover, model, visualize, automate and deploy

IBM® CICS® Deployment Assistant for z/OS® V5.2 provides a centralized model of your CICS infrastructure to improve data discovery. It uses a policy-driven engine that you control to accelerate deployment of new CICS capabilities and line-of-business applications.

CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS V5.2 delivers:

New RESTful API to access model

CICS Deployment Assistant for z/OS V5.2 introduces a new RESTful API, allowing the deep insight captured in the discovered model to be shared. For example, users of management tools such as service dashboards could benefit from the rich model of CICS and related sub-systems and their inter-relationships. The model is available in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and XML, so that it can also be simply viewed from browsers and mobile devices. Samples demonstrating the use of the new RESTful API are available in JavaScript and Restructured Extended Executor (REXX).

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