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TOP TIP: CA DB2 Tools Maintenance Grid and PTF Bucket

  • 1.  TOP TIP: CA DB2 Tools Maintenance Grid and PTF Bucket

    Posted 09-24-2014 07:58 AM

    Customers who have installed the CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS using Native SMP/E have a few options of how they can obtain maintenance.

    Published ptfs can be directly downloaded, however there is also a Maintenance Grid available, via which, Hypers etc. can be obtained,

    as well as all current maintenance for various releases of the products.

     

    To get to the Maintenance Grid,
    Login to SupportOnline at https://support.ca.com


    From the main page, select (from the drop down list under Select a Product page: )


    CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS

     

    On the resulting page, click Content Type then Product Status
    The results list will show the following as one of the items:

     

    CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS Maintenance Grid

     

    Clicking that will result in the maintenance grid which offers various options for obtaining maintenance.
    The column 'PTFs Available' contains links to obtaining all current maintenance (since base) for a given release (also referred to as the PTF Bucket).

    Further information for downloading/applying maintenance is available by following the links.

     

    All current HOLDDATA is also available via the Maintenance Grid for inclusion in smp/e Receive jobs.

     

    The PTF Bucket is rebuilt daily (approx. 5am to 6am EST) to include new ptfs published since the last rebuild.

    A ptf index file is also available, again via the Maintenance Grid, which lists all the ptfs included in a given ptf bucket. The file is also contains a

    date/time stamp to indicate when the ptf bucket was last rebuilt.