Provisioning a CICS & Liberty development environment in minutes with the z/OS Provisioning Toolkit

The IBM z/OS Provisioning Toolkit 1.0 enables application developers to rapidly self-service provision a development environment without direct interaction with a systems programmer. Once the required workflows have been customised and published as a template using IBM Cloud Provisioning and Management for z/OS, developers can build and run images of their...  Continue reading Provisioning a CICS & Liberty development environment in minutes with the z/OS Provisioning Toolkit

DFHDPLOY now available for CICS TS V5.1 and V5.2

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. 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.  Continue reading DFHDPLOY now available for CICS TS V5.1 and V5.2

CICS Policy – Restricting CICS policies to specific CICS user tasks using transaction entry points

The aim of this article is to show how you can define a CICS threshold policy such that its is only applied to specific CICS user tasks by exploiting the support for TRANSACTION entry points introduced in CICS TS 5.3.  Continue reading CICS Policy – Restricting CICS policies to specific CICS user tasks using transaction entry points