CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE 2.1 - 5655-VSE

z/VSE V6.1 is delivered with CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE V2.1. This new version of CICS TS replaces CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA V1.1.1. CICS TS for VSE/ESA can no longer be used with z/VSE V6.1 or later. CICS TS for z/VSE V2.1 is the only CICS version that can be used with z/VSE V6.1. CICS TS for z/VSE V2.1 requires z/VSE V6.1.

CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE 2.1 delivers:

Note: CICS Distributed Data Management (CICS/DDM) is not supported with CICS TS for z/VSE V2.1.


CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA 1.1 - 5648-054

CICS Transaction Server 1.1 is part of VSE since VSE/ESA V2.4. The CICS Transaction Server (CICS TS) was updated in VSE/ESA V2.5 to CICS TS for VSE/ESA 1.1.1 with the CICS Web Support and 3270 Bridge.

CICS Transaction Server for VSE delivers the following benefits to customers:

The migration path to CICS TS is via the former CICS/VSE V2.3. To assist in a smooth migration CICS/VSE V2.3 is provided as part of the CICS TS product package (see note below). I.e. CICS TS for VSE/ESA is delivered as a cost effective product package comprising the following major components under one price and with one set of terms and conditions:


  1. End of support for CICS/VSE V2.3 was on October 31, 2012. See CICS/VSE V2.3 end of support announcement.
  2. z/VSE V5.1 and V4.3 no longer offer CICS/VSE V2.3 as part of the z/VSE V5.1 or V4.3 base and thus fulfills the statement of direction in the z/VSE V4.2 (US announcement letter 207-228, dated October 9, 2007). For more details, please see this support document.
  3. Because the coexistence environment was removed with z/VSE V4.3, it is recommended to migrate from CICS/VSE V2.3 to CICS TS for VSE/ESA 1.1.1 on VSE releases prior to z/VSE V4.3.
  4. CICS/VSE V2.3 does not run on z/VSE V5.1.


CICS Explorer

The new face of CICS Transaction Server.

The CICS Explorer is the new systems management framework for CICS TS. It provides read-only capabilities (CICS TS for VSE/ESA) and update capability (CICS TS for z/VSE) for CICS resources. The CICS Explorer consists of a CICS Explorer client and a CICS TS server extension. The CICS Explorer client can be downloaded here by selecting the appropriate IBM CICS Explorer / Eclipse Neon Operating System package. The CICS TS for VSE/ESA server extension is delivered as CICS TS PTF. It is included in CICS TS for z/VSE Version 2. The CICS Explorer can be used with z/VSE Version 5 or later.

The CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE V2.1 Enhancements Guide provides some more information on the CICS Explorer installation and use.


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