Software maintenance strategy for CICS TS and its embedded components
CICS TS support is delivering the information in this document to help customers plan for updates to CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) and related software components such as WebSphere Liberty and CICS Explorer. Installing APAR fixes (PTFs) using Recommended Service Upgrades (RSUs) as early as possible can help avoid problems that could result in a service call, and as long as you test appropriately, help reduce risks to your business.
PI87515: DFHWB0730 ISSUED DUE TO SECURE_CONNECTION(NO)
Customer is converting TCPIPSERVICE definitions to make use of AT-TLS by coding SSL(ATTLSAWARE). DFHWB0730 is issued when
PI87181: Support for Java 8 SR 5
Support for Java 8 SR 5. Without this APAR JVMSERVERs may not disable.
PI87419: BUNDLE INSTALLATION FAILS DURING CICS WARM START
A CICS region is restarted, however the BUNDLE installation fails because the JVMServer isn't available at that time.
PI87386: DFHPG0002 (CODE X'1709') IN DFHPGPH WHEN USING IPIC.
Changed MRO connection to IPIC connections and start seeing the following message.
PI87064: DFHSR0601 DURING CICS START-UP WITH JOURNAL ARCHIVING
You are starting CICS with journal archiving. CICS cancels during start-up. You receive messages:
PI87166: CPSM SVC DUMP FORMATTER ENHANCEMENTS FOR TASKS TIMESTAMPS AND CMAS-MAS SUMMARY IN COM OUTPUT
The following IPCS VERBEXIT enhancements are being made to the CPSM SVC dump formatter EYU9D### where '###' is the CPSM
Webcasts for CICS TS and CICS Tools
This document contains all Webcasts including the Support Technical Exchanges and other miscellaneous presentations that have been given for CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) and the CICS product family.
PI87204: INCOMPLETE HOLD DATA FOR SOME PTFS ISSUED FOR PI76965. DFHXS1113 FOR NEW CHCK SYSTEM TRANSACTION
You apply CICS maintenance for APAR PI76965 and find that your CICS region now fails to initialize. During startup, you
End of Service dates for CICS products
You want to know when the end of service (EOS) date is for a CICS product. This document includes information concerning CICS Transaction Server for z/OS, CICS Transaction Server for VSE/ESA, CICS/VSE, and CICS Tools.
Latest version of CICS Explorer and CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer
What is the latest release that you can download of the IBM CICS Explorer and CICS Tools plug-ins for CICS Explorer, that support CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.4, V5.3, V5.2, or V5.1?
PI87101: STORAGE FOR SUBPOOL PGCSDB IN GCDSA ACCUMULATES
Storage for subpool PGCSDB in GCDSA (above the bar) is accummulating for some events defined as transactional. If the
PI87117: DFHIS0002 SEVERE ERROR CODE 0688 IN MODULE DFHISXM AT SHUTDOWN
During region termination, the CICS region received these messages and a dump:
PI87053: RACF SECURITY MESSAGE ICH408I FOLLOWED BY DFHCE3541 SECURITY INTERFACE ERROR (00000030). SIGN-ON IS TERMINATED.
You've installed maintenance to RSU/1701. You start to receive RACF message:
PI87018: MESSAGE DFHSO0002 CODE 0814 REPEATS FOLLOWED BY REGION GOING SOS- DFHSM0133, AND ALSO GETTING AKEG ABENDS
You are running CICS TS 5.2 and experience the region going Short on Storage. In the logs you see the following messages,
IV99637: EVENT SCHEMA FOR FLATTENED COBOL HAS DOUBLE PERIODS IN COPY BOOK.
When creating an event using the flat CICS binary format, and then use export to create a copy book. The resulting COBOL
IV99652: MISCELLANEOUS ROLL UP FOR CICS EXPLORER
This APAR includes fixes to various defects identified in CICS Explorer V5.4.0.
Fix list for CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE 2.1
This document contains a table of APARs for CICS Transaction Server for z/VSE (CICS TS) V2.1. A comma separated values (CSV) file containing all the fields for each APAR is also included as an attachment. You can use the CSV file to import the list of APARs into a spreadsheet or database for sorting or downloading.