How to check maintenance level for the CA Database Management Solutions for DB2?
The best way to check for applied maintenance would be to either run a PTF list via native SMP/E or if you are using CA Chorus Software Manager (CSM) this would list installed maintenance. The following is sample SMP/E PTF list JCL that we send to sites on occasion:
//SMPCSI DD DSN=your.db2tools.CSI,DISP=SHR
//SMPOUT DD SYSOUT=*
//SMPLOG DD SYSOUT=*
//SMPRPT DD SYSOUT=*
//SMPLIST DD SYSOUT=*
//SMPCNTL DD *
SET BOUNDARY ( your target zone ) .
Thank You Chris for let us know how you check the maintenance level in your shop.
Best regards, Gerlinde
A few thoughts …
What is a maintenance level in ANY software – sll of my knowledge there is no such attribute
Yes – CA provides a way to mark PYFs as belonging to a CAR monthly group, but having 1 fix installed at CAR1612 does not mean you have ALL of the CAR1612 fixes applied
Also – what is in your target libraries is NOT what is in your runtime libraries
What I wrote for my shop is to build a document that include the results of amblist against runtime loadlib looking tor indications of fix presence in runtime – and the highest CAR level of any installed fix – I think that is all you can hope for
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