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CA Common Services for z/OS
Installation Bulletin for v14 SP00

Last Updated: November 02, 2011

  • Please review the following items and all Product Bulletins.

  • The new release of CCI introduces a couple a changes that may impact your ability to establish peer-to-peer connections as before. The first change involves the new programs and default Port#'s. The second change involves how CCI will resolve the hostname for the system.

    • The CCI procs use new programs, so be sure to replace your existing procs with the new procs that are delivered. Also be aware that while the CCITCP/CCISSL procs will continue to use PORT# 1202, the CCITCPGW/CCISSLGW procs will now default to PORT# 1721. Review the PROTOCOL and NODE control options in the Reference Guide for details on how to override the default PORT#.

    • Please review Technical Document TEC552083 for information about how CCI changes the way host name is assigned for a given MVS system.

  • This is a new release of CA Common Services for z/OS therefore you must perform a new installation. Applying maintenance to your existing CA Common Services r11 or r12 installation is not an option when upgrading to the v14 level.

  • It is recommended that this new release be installed into a new SMP/E environment.

  • An IPL is required to implement v14. An IPL is also required to backout to a previous release.

  • Please refer to solution RI32427 before implementing v14. This common upgrad solution identifies any HIPER and/or highly recommended PTFs that are above the base v14 level. It is recommended that the solutions pertaining to the components you installed be applied before implementing v14 for the first time. This solution is a "living document" and will periodically be updated as needed.

  • ENF v14, like its predecessor ENF r12, no longer requires a database. A database is only required if you are running a CA Product that records events and/or does checkpointing (ie. event recovery). If a database is required, ENF v14 is using CA Datacom/AD as its database. A review of the CA Common Services v14 for z/OS Release Notes will let you know if CA Datacom/AD is required. The CA Common Services for z/OS v14 Best Practices Guide can also be used as a reference.

  • If already running ENF r12 with the Datacom/AD database, you can continue to use the existing r12 database with ENF r14, but you will first need to run a job to import this releases version of the CAIENF plan into your existing CA Datacom/AD environment. Sample job AW1IMPRT is provided in the CAW0JCL installation data set. Refer to the CA Common Services Installation Guide, section titled: Customize an Existing CA Datacom/AD for CAIENF.

  • DCMs provided by CA Common Services and CA Products are no longer installed into a data base. Instead they are defined via DCM statements within the ENFPARMS file. If upgrading from CCS r11, an ENF utility called ENFUTIL is provided to help define the necessary DCM and EVENT statements based on information found in the ENF data base used with CCS r11. Please refer to the CA Common Services for z/OS v14 Reference Guide and the CA Common Services for z/OS v14 Best Practices Guide for more information.

  • CA Products that make use of the CAIENF common service and deliver product DCM modules that define ENF events may require maintenance to be in place in order to be compatible with CA Common Services v14 for z/OS. Review the table below and if you are running any of the CA products at the release shown, make sure that the listed PTF is applied in your running environments. The below PTFs are compatible with CA Common Services r11 for z/OS with CAIENF PTF QO88354 applied. PTF QO88354 has been available since May 22, 2007 and was included with CCS r11 service pack 8. Therefore there is a reasonable chance you already have QO88354 applied. With CCS r11 PTF QO88354 applied, you can apply any of the below PTFs before upgrading to CA Common Services v14.

    CA Product Release Required PTF
    CA Scheduler 9.1 RO06409
    CA Scheduler 11.0 RO06408
    CA 7 11.0 T5DR044
    CA 7 11.1 RO06863
    CA Jobtrac 11.0 RO06413
    CA CPM for Scheduler, 7, or Jobtrac 3.0 RO06862
    CA Dispatch 11.0 RO02756
    (Also see PDC RI10078)

  • Due to the ease of applying a large number of PTFs with CA MSM, there is a greater likelihood of not having enough directory blocks in the delivered SMPWRKn DDDEF allocations. Please run the UCLIN found in RI32445 to increase the number of dir blocks on the SMPWRKn allocations.