Db2 Tools

CA DBM 20 GA IR 7 is now Available

By Andrew Badgley posted 01-16-2019 05:09 PM


CA Database Management Solutions 20.0 for z/OS Incremental Release update DBM 20 GA IR 7 was made available January 11, 2019.  PTF #SO06863.


Here is a list of some of the enhancements included in this update:


CA Fast Unload® for DB2 for z/OS (CA Fast Unload) enhancements:

  • The enhanced LOAD-CONTROL keyword allows generation of free-form load control statements to reload data using CA Fast Load for DB2 for z/OS (CA Fast Load) or Db2 LOAD.

CA Log Analyzer™ for DB2 for z/OS (CA Log Analyzer) enhancements:

  • New PLA parmlib option PRE_ALLOCATE (E,x) that uses parallel tasks to reduce the elapsed processing time of your jobs when recalling archive log data sets.

CA Quick Copy for DB2 for z/OS (CA Quick Copy) enhancements:

  • The new parmlib option PQC-SHRLEVEL-CHANGE-POLICY (NORMAL|STRICT) has been introduced to specify whether to continue processing SHRLEVEL CHANGE incremental image copies or to terminate with RC=8.


CA RC/Migrator™ for DB2 for z/OS (CA RC/Migrator) and CA RC/Update™ for DB2 for z/OS (CA RC/Update) enhancements:


  • An RC/Merger move analysis now generates DATASET calls for groups of related objects, including implicitly created tablespaces, tables, and indexes in a single .CALL RCMERGER statement.


CA RC/Query® for DB2 for z/OS (CA RC/Query) enhancements:


  • The encryption key (KEY LABEL clause value) is now displayed in the reports.


CA SYSVIEW® Performance Management Option for DB2 (CA SYSVIEW for DB2) enhancements:

  • Introduces a new IQL Editor (Windows application) that helps you edit IQL files more easily.
  • A new secondary ID utilization trace report (AUDCLKRB) was introduced. This report shows the usage of Kerberos Principal Name.
  • DB2 message collection in GSS can now be deactivated.


A complete list of enhancements can be found in the product documentation.


If you would like to learn about what is being developed as it is being developed please join the CA Db2 Tools 20.0 Validation Project to participate in Sprint reviews and have access to early APARs for some enhancements.




04-03-2019 08:04 AM

Thank you Cindy!  I missed that comment.  Have a nice day.  Beth Henson

04-03-2019 08:01 AM

Hi Beth,


The following Important note appears in the Installing documentation for Version 20:


Important! The product pax file contains all the CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS. You only need to download and unpack this file once.


For more information, see Acquire the Products Using Pax-ESDInstall the Products Using Pax-ESD, and Upgrade to a New Product Release


If you need more info, please let us know.

Thanks, Cindy Hamm.

04-03-2019 07:37 AM

I am ready to download CA tools r20.  I am upgrading from r19.  When I go to download management, do I have to download each product now or can I do one (say Detector) and I get all?  It has been awhile since I did r19 and it seems it was different and I got all products.  I looked for some doc and found the r20 doc, but not specifically what I am asking.  I am using SMPE and EDSUNPACK.  Thanks.  Beth Henson