Welcome to the Virtual CICS user group

The Virtual CICS user group is an independently-operated vendor-neutral site run by and for the CICS user community.

The Virtual CICS user group was established as a way for individuals using IBM's CICS TS systems to exchange information, learn new techniques, and advance their skills with the product.

This Web site provides a central point for coordinating periodic meetings (which contain technically-oriented topics presented in a webinar format), and provides articles, discussions, links, and other resources of interest to IBM CICS practitioners. Anyone with an interest in CICS is welcome to join the Virtual CICS user group and share in the knowledge exchange.

Next Virtual Meeting

January 23, 2024 | 10:30am CDT
Enhanced Analysis Through Integrating CICS and Other Types of SMF Data

Continuing the theme from last January's session on enhancing CICS analysis from SMF data, this session will expand beyond CICS Transaction and Statistics data and examine ways CICS analysis can be enhanced through integration with SMF data from other components across the z platform. Scenarios will be presented showing integration of:

  • CICS and WLM service class data (SMF 72.3)
  • CICS and Db2 accounting data (SMF 101)
  • CICS and MQ accounting data (SMF 115)
  • CICS topology views integrating multiple types of data (SMF 70, SMF 101, SMF 115)

This session will expand your awareness of ways your analysis can benefit from combining insights across z/OS data types. And you can also expect to grow your understanding of disciplines outside your area of specialization and how to leverage that knowledge to improve your CICS environment.

Todd Havekost

Senior z/OS Performance Consultant

Future Virtual Meetings

March 12, 2024
CICS Event processing and CICS policies

Jenny He
PhD, Master Inventor & Software Developer, CICS Development
IBM Hursley Lab

May 14, 2024