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CICS Explorer

CICS Performance Measurement and Transaction History

CICS Explorer enables the analysis and historical accounting of all CICS transactions, structure all the information on a historical database and provide many information counters. Uses the SMF record 110 as a source.



  • Transaction name, type
  • CICS name, Jobname, SID
  • Program name, username
  • LUNAME, terminal
  • IP address, service name
  • WLM class, report, transaction
  • Abend code


  • Elapsed time
  • CPU time
  • Chars sent
  • Chars received
  • OO java executions
  • L8, J8, S8, KY8, KY9… CPU modes


  • New approach for collecting the CICS log (real time);
  • Intercepts SMF 110 exit-time;
  • You can discard the SMF 110 record after use (eliminates I/O operations);
  • Data in Mainframe memory only (not uses datasets);
  • Does not require any other product;
  • Generate Mobile CPU Consumption CSV files to be loaded into IBM Mobile Workload Reporting Tool (MWRT tool).


  1. No impact on the mainframe workload;
  2. Historical information on the use of CICS;
  3. Source to charge-back based on business rules and installation patterns;
  4. SQL Filters and groups for clustering and correlation of information.


See average, maximun, minimun, standard deviation and a selected field to compare.

Investigate a problem by drilling-down from the moment to discover what transactions and what counters was causing the occurs.

Watch the variation of the CICS transactions along the hours of the day.