DFHDPLOY introduced with CICS TS V5.3 allows simple scripts to be written that deploy, re-deploy, or un-deploy CICS bundles and CICS applications. In the past these procedures have been difficult to execute in a repeatable and reliable way due to the asynchronous lifecycle of bundle resources and the additional AVAILABLE/UNAVAILABLE state. DFHDPLOY is one of a trio of utilities including the CICS Build Toolkit and UrbanCode Deploy that enable customers to build a DevOps pipeline. You can download the CICS Build Toolkit here.

APAR PI56706 “DFHDPLOY NOT AVAILABLE IN CICS V5.1 AND V5.2”, available now, provides this new capability and recent serviceability enhancements to CICS TS V5.1 and V5.2. APAR PI56708 “SERVICEABILITY IMPROVEMENTS TO DFHDPLOY” brings the serviceability enhancements in PI56706 to CICS TS V5.3.

Users of the IBM CICS TS plug-in for UrbanCode Deploy can also take advantage of these APARs. The plug-in allows deployments to be scripted visually and depends on DFHDPLOY to handle the lifecycle of CICS bundle and CICS applications. This capability is now available to those on all releases of CICS TS V5.

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3 comments on"DFHDPLOY now available for CICS TS V5.1 and V5.2"

  1. Kathy Bazinet June 09, 2016

    Thanks Matthew, this is a great option for automating the CICS delivery pipeline and in the end making the CICS application base more agile and responsive to user needs!

  2. TsahiDuek June 13, 2016

    This is great!
    DFHDPLOY is very powerful tool to automate deploying CICS resources not managed by the traditional CSD.
    Does CICS Build Toolkit also includes in this APAR?

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