CICS® Transaction Server for z/OS provides scalable, general-purpose, transaction processing solutions for high-volume updates to shared data. Businesses have used CICS to differentiate themselves by creating, extending, and evolving their critical applications.
You can use steps from the CICS TS plug-in for UrbanCode Deploy, in combination with other plug-ins, to automate the deployment and undeployment of CICS applications.
In a wider context, the CICS TS plug-in can be used in conjunction with other CICS tooling to automate the build and deployment of CICS artifacts as part of a continuous delivery environment.
The CICS TS plug-in is supported to run against any of the following CICS editions:
- IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, V5.4, V5.5, V5.6
- IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Developer Trial V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, V5.4, V5.5, V5.6
- IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS Value Unit Edition V5.1, V5.2, V5.3, V5.4, V5.5, V5.6
Additionally, you must also have configured a CICS management client interface (CMCI) port, as described in topicSetting up access for CICS Explorer in the IBM Knowledge Center.
This plug-in requires UrbanCode Deploy 6.2.5 or later, and the zOS Utility 10 plug-in or later. Using this plug-in requires the UrbanCode Deploy agent to be running with Java 8; for details of how to upgrade the version of Java used by the agent, see Changing or updating the JRE of agents.
CICS TS V5.1 or CICS TS V5.2 with APAR PI56706, or CICS TS V5.3 or above is required for the following CICS TS plug-in steps. These steps also require the UCD agent to run in the same sysplex as the target CICSPlex SM CMAS region:
- Deploy bundle, Undeploy bundles
- Deploy application, Undeploy application
CICS TS V5.3 or above is required for the following CICS TS plug-in steps:
- Phase in resources for the resource type of Bundle
No special steps are required for installation. See Installing plug-ins in UrbanCode Deploy.