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What is the best strategy to apply the required maintenance to Common Services for z/OS r14.1 for compatibility with z/OS 2.3?

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Issue/Introduction

When upgrading to z/OS 2.3, it may be necessary to apply upwards of 15 - 20 fixes in order to bring Common Services r14.1 into compliance. What is the recommended procedure to follow to accomplish this upgrade as easily as possible?
  • An upgrade to z/OS 2.3 involves applying maintenance to multiple components of Common Services for z/OS r14.1. 
    • Earlier z/OS releases only involved one component, SERVCS FMID CEI0E10
    •  z/OS 2.3 requires maintenance to SERVCS and CAIRIM FMID CAS9E10
  • Maintenance can possibly require up to 19 fixes across different components if currently running z/OS release 2.1 or below
  • Intent of this article is to provide instructions to accomplish the upgrade most easily


What is the easiest path to follow to upgrade Common Services r14.1 for compatibility with z/OS 2.3 if currently executing in a z/OS 2.1 or earlier environment?

Environment

Common Services r14.1 executing in a z/OS 2.3 environment

Resolution

  • Support.broadcom.com provides Compatibility and Lifecycle information for CA Mainframe products
    • Includes necessary maintenance for compatibility with different software and selected hardware
  • z/OS releases prior to z/OS 2.3 required maintenance to one component/FMID
    • SERVCS FMID CEI0E10
  • For z/OS 2.3, Common Services r14.1 requires the following maintenance be applied to two components/FMIDs
    • CAIRIM FMID CAS9E10
      • Necessary maintenance for this component includes
        • RO93293
        • RO94935
        • RO95015
    • SERVCS FMID CEI0E10
      • Necessary maintenance for this component includes
        • RO94936
  • Each of these fixes requires one or more prerequisites and/or corequisites
    • RO93293
      • RO85313 is a prerequisite
    • RO94935
      • RO78799 is a prerequisite
      • RO93293 is a prerequisite
      • RO94936 is a corequisite
    • RO94936
      • RO73190 is a prerequisite
      • RO94935 is a corequisite
    • RO95015
      • RO93293 is a prerequisite
    • Due to corequisite dependencies, RO94935 and RO94936 must be applied together

  • Key to entire set of maintenance above is RO85313 as a prerequisite to RO93293
    • Due to corequisite dependencies, RO85313, RO85314, and RO85315 must be applied together
      • Each has one or more prerequisites
      • Corequisites of each other
    • CAIRIM FMID CAS9E10
      • RO85313
        • RO67918 is a prerequisite
        • R085314 is a corequisite
        • RO85315 is a corequisite
    • ENF FMID CAW1E10
      • RO85314
        • RO75087 is a prerequisite
        • RO85313 is a corequisite
        • RO85315 is a corequisite
    • CCIMVS FMID CAW4E10
      • RO85315
      • combination of 9 prerequisites
        • various prerequisites themselves have prerequsites
      • best to apply them individually
      • apply in this order
        • RO60196
        • RO65568 - RO60196 is a prerequisite
        • RO65223 - RO65568 is a prerequisite
        • RO71715 - RO65568 is a prerequisite
        • RO74389 - RO65568 is a prerequisite
        • RO77749
        • RO79932 - RO77749 is a prerequisite
        • RO80854 - RO74389 is a prerequisite
        • RO82883 - RO74389 is a prerequisite
    • Once completed, apply necessary maintenance for z/OS 2.3 as instructed above


 

Additional Information

Reference the mainframe compatibility matrix available on support.ca.com