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General Availability Announcement of the CA NetMaster® Network Management Interface R12.1 

Mar 17, 2016 10:39 AM

From:The CA Technologies CA NetMaster® for TCP/IP Customers Product Team
Subject:General Availability Announcement of the CA NetMaster® Network Management Interface R12.1


On behalf of CA Technologies, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services.  As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, today, we are pleased to announce that the  CA NetMaster® Network Management Interface (NMI) R12.1 is now available.


Product Enhancements


CA NetMaster® Network Management Interface (NMI), is an integral component of the Network Management suite of solutions and is the next generation implementation of browser-based access to CA NetMaster®.


The following features are included with the CA NetMaster Network Management Interface.

  • IP summary data
  • IP Stack specific information
  • Alert monitoring and management


We encourage you to provide us with feedback on the CA NetMaster NMI and evaluate it as a replacement for CA NetMaster WebCenter.  Contact your support representative to let us know what you like and dislike, and if there is any specific functionality that you would like to see in the next release of NMI.


CA NetMaster Network Management Interface Prerequisites

Before you install the CA NetMaster NMI, you must have CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP R12.1 installed on your system.


To access data currently available in WebCenter, but not included in the CA NetMaster NMI, the ability to run the WebCenter interface in conjunction with the CA NetMaster NMI has been provided.


Getting Started


CA strongly recommends that the CA NetMaster NMI be installed using CA CSM.  CA supports the following installation methods, both of which use SMP/E:

  • Installation using CA CSM
  • Pax-Enhanced Electronic Software Delivery download for tapeless installation


This GA release of the CA NetMaster NMI contains four PTFs (see General Information) that prepare your environment for installation.

For detailed instructions on how to customize the JCL apply each PTF, view the HOLDDATA specific to that PTF.



The CA NetMaster NMI product package consists of the following PTFs:

  • RO86570 - CA NetMaster NMI updates to the existing NetMaster installation
  • RO97296 - Distribute JCL Samples to Create zFS Filesystem
  • RO87683 - Install CA NetMaster NMI into USS
  • RO88444 - Infinite Loop in Module $W3BD13S


To download software, use one of the following methods:

"Acquire using the CA Chorus™ Software Manager (CA CSM) Product Acquisition Service
"Visit the Download Center on CA Support Online



Follow these steps to install the CA NetMaster NMI:


1.Customize the JCL provided with PTF RO86570 to meet site specific requirements and apply the PTF. This fix adds JSON encoding and Web Socket support to your system.
2.Run the jobs provided in PTF RO97296 to create the ZFS filesystem required to install the NMI.
3.Apply PTF RO87683, which contains the NMI.
4.Customize and run the JCL provided in PTF RO88444. Apply this fix last.




The Network Management Interface offers wiki-based documentation on the DocOps platform at



Thank You


We are dedicated to ensuring that your use of the Network Management Interface is successful, and we thank you for your continued support of CA Technologies. If you have questions regarding this software solution, or would like to provide feedback related to the NMI, contact your local technical support group or visit CA Support Online

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