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  • 1.  when are "recommended" fixes released?

    Posted 12-21-2018 03:18 PM

    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? 



  • 2.  Re: when are "recommended" fixes released?
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    Posted 12-21-2018 03:51 PM

    Hello Chris,

     

    I located the following information under the SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER
    Command Example for CONTENT(RECOMMENDED):

     

    Include all available CA recommended PTFs that are applicable
    to the SMP/E environment in the resulting PTF package. A recommended
    PTF is identified with a CA Recommended Service (CA RS) SOURCEID (CARyymm)
    or resolves a critical problem (HIPER or PE). The resulting PTF package
    includes 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:

    https://support.ca.com/us/product-content/recommended-reading/product-related-technical-information/ca-recommended-service-ca-rs-for-zos.html

     

    Regards,
    Matt Krumholz



  • 3.  Re: when are "recommended" fixes released?

    Posted 12-21-2018 04:47 PM

    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:

     

    https://support.ca.com/us/product-content/status/announcement-documents/2018/ca-smp-e-receive-order---maintenance-delivery-made-easy.html