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New CAUNZIP Uitlity to simplify maintenance management

  • 1.  New CAUNZIP Uitlity to simplify maintenance management

    Posted 01-31-2014 06:09 AM

    If you don't use CA Chorus Software Manager (formerly known as CA Mainframe Software Manager ) to apply maintenance we now offer a new utility CAUNZIP to simplify maintenance management .

    CAUNZIP is delivered as part of CA Common Services Version 14.0 with PTF RO54887 and CA Common Services Release 14.1 with PTFs RO54635 and RO58216 .
    You can find the documentation for it in the latest version of the CA Common Services for z/OS Administration Guide 14.1 .

    CAUNZIP runs as an online TSO command but can be run in batch. This utility extracts the contents of a Published Solutions maintenance package order from the Download Center on CA Support Online and produces a Network Temporary Store (NTS) formatted set of z/OS UNIX files . These files can be used in SMP/E RECEIVE processing.
    With this utility you can now ftp files directly to z/OS from the support ftp site without having to transfer to windows first to unzip the contents of the package.
    You can now order all PTFs published after a certain date in one zip file and extract the file directly on z/OS with CAUNZIP.
    When receiving multiple PTFs like this remember to download the latest SMP/E HOLDDATA and receive the HOLDDATA together with the PTFs.



  • 2.  RE: New CAUNZIP Uitlity to simplify maintenance management

    Posted 01-31-2014 08:33 AM

    You can now order customized maintenance packages that contain all PTFs published after any desired date. You can process those packages directly on z/OS using CAUNZIP. With this enhanced capability, Aggregate Maintenance is no longer needed and was discontinued December 31, 2013.

    More about CA’s Maintenance Philosophy for z/OS based Products can be found here: https://support.ca.com/irj/portal/anonymous/phpsupcontent?contentID=%7bC2A76EF2-1D29-41BF-9964-8B950627D47B%7d