I am now using the internet smp/e acquisition for CA fixes as I do for IBM fixes, and it has shown to be working great
are these fixes flagged as "recommended" as they complete the extended testing? or are they queued and flagged at a certain time of the month?
if the latter, is it possible to sign up for an alert when this months' recommended fixes have been so flagged?
I located the following information under the SMP/E RECEIVE ORDERCommand Example for CONTENT(RECOMMENDED):
Include all available CA recommended PTFs that are applicableto the SMP/E environment in the resulting PTF package. A recommendedPTF is identified with a CA Recommended Service (CA RS) SOURCEID (CARyymm)or resolves a critical problem (HIPER or PE). The resulting PTF packageincludes PTFs through and including the most current CA RS level.
The following is a link to the CA Recommended Service for z/OS page that I hope you will find helpful:
The following is the link to the CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval
Improved Delivery of Mainframe Maintenance page for anyone interested
in this service reading this Communities post: