Implementing & Exploiting CICSPlex using CICS Explorer and WUI

This four-day course explains in detail the key features of a CICSPlex environment. It teaches how the Web User Interface (WUI) and CICS Explorer are used to create and manage a CICSPlex. The course covers the configuration of a CICSPlex environment and the capabilities, functions, and services that are provided by the CICSPlex System Manager (CPSM).
The functions covered in this course are Workload Manager (WLM), Real Time Analysis (RTA), Monitor (MON), and Business Application Services (BAS). Attendees will learn how to configure the CICS Explorer and the WUI server.
There are extensive lab exercises customizing the CICS Explorer and WUI MENUs and VIEWs. Attendees will define and deploy resource BUNDLEs to a CICS platform.

This course is also available for one-company, exclusive presentations, either run on-site or via the Virtual Classroom Environment service.

Virtual Classroom Environment dates - click to book!

UK Start Times

28 May 2024

What is a 'Virtual Classroom Environment'?


What do I need?

  • webcam
  • headphones with microphone
  • sufficient bandwidth, at least 1.5 Mb/s in each direction.

What you will learn

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • describe the capabilities of CPSM components such as Single System Image (SSI), single point of control and definition, Work Load Manager (WLM), Real Time Analysis (RTA) and Business Application Services (BAS)
  • list the functions provided by CPSM operations
  • describe the required CPSM infrastructure
  • describe the installation of the CICS Explorer
  • describe the installation of the WUI server
  • use and customize the CICS Explorer and WUI server
  • configure a CICSPlex
  • define CICSPlex topology
  • describe the security provided for CSPM
  • use the CICS Explorer to define and deploy a resource BUNDLE to a CICS platform
  • use the CICS Explorer "Cloud" perspective.

Who Should Attend

All CICS Systems Programmers and Administrators working in a CICSplex environment.


A good technical understanding of the CICS and z/OS environments.


4 days

Fee (per attendee)

£2550 (ex VAT)


This includes free online 24/7 access to course notes.


Hard copy course notes are available on request from

at £50.00 plus carriage per set.

Course Code



Introduction to CICSPlex System Manager

CPSM terminology review; Workload management; Real Time Analysis (RTA); CPSM components: Single-System Image (SSI), CPSM address space (CMAS), Maintenance Point (MP), MAS, the data repository (EYUDREP), Environment Services System Services (ESSS), the Coordinating Address Space (CAS), Single Point Of Control (SPOC); Web User Interface (WUI). The interfaces to CICS TS (CPSM) are discussed & used. Covered are the WUI, CICS Explorer, Batch repository Utility (BATCHREP), and the definition utility (EYU9XDBT).

WUI Operation

WUI access; Logging on; Context & Scope; Using the product supplied views; navigation; Action commands; "CEMT" type commands such as CICSRGN, TASK and TRAN.

WUI Configuration

Using the COVC transaction; WUI repository; Control datasets; JCL changes; Importing and Exporting views.

CICS Explorer Operation and Customization

CICS Explorer access; defining connections and logon; use the product supplied views to navigate, perform administrative & operational functions. Customize & use the "cloud perspective" and platform definitions. Define and deploy a resource BUNDLE.

CPSM Topology

Using the CICS explorer and WUI to define a CICSPlex; CICSSYS; CICSGRP; Associating rules (such as WLM and RTA); Removing an association; Topology operation view: Using BATCHREP to move and define resources.

Operation Views

Selected views; selecting a resource: working with CONTEXT and SCOPE: using action commands.

CPSM definitions for WLM and RTA

Discussion on the use and benefits of WLM and RTA: Using the WUI to define CPSM WLM and RTA specification and subsequent rules such as, WLMSPEC and RTASPEC: SAM: MRM: RTADEF: STATDEF: and associations.

BAS Definitions

Using the CICS explorer and WUI to define and control BAS definitions; resDEF, RESDESC; RASGNDEF; RESGROUP; SYSLINK; establishing controls to install resources using CPSM.

What the students say

Good to have a tutor who has worked and installed the product..not just a teacher.

CICS Systems Programmer

Royal Bank of Scotland Group

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