Information on CA RS (CA Recommended Service)

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CA Bind Analyzer for DB2 for z/OS CA SQL-Ease for DB2 for z/OS CA Sysview Performance Management Option for DB2 for z/OS CA Plan Analyzer for DB2 for z/OS CA Subsystem Analyzer for DB2 for z/OS

Issue/Introduction



 What is CA RS (CA Recommended Service) and where can documentation be found?

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Component: PDT

Resolution

CA RS stands for CA Recommended Service. A CARS level is a list of ++ASSIGNS, PTF's FMIDs for all CA Mainframe products.

A CARS file comes out monthly and is not cumulative, for example CARS1901. CARS1901 is a file of ++ASSIGNS associating a SYSMOD with a sourceid of CARS1901. These would be all non-PE'd published PTF's for all CA Mainframe products published in January 2019. It is a convention that simplifies maintaining the CSI.

Further documentation, CARS files, example JCL can be found here:  CA Recommended Service

Which PTFs are eligible for CA Recommended Service (CA RS) for z/OS?  (From FAQ's)

PTFs qualify for the new CA RS for z/OS level of service if any of the following are true:

  a. PTF was published for 30 days, is not already in a CA RS, and passed IST lab testing and customer use.
  b. HIPER was published for 30 days, is not already in a CA RS, and passed IST lab testing and customer use.
  c. PRP was published for 30 days, is not already in a CA RS, and passed IST lab testing and customer use.

Note: PTFs that do not pass the 1ST lab testing criteria will remain in the CA RS for z/OS level but ERROR HOLDDATA will be created to flag the PTF as PE (PTF in Error) to prevent the APPLY until a PRP (PTF Resolving the PE PTF) comes available. 4. What happens if one of the PTFs in the CA RS for z/OS level goes PE before I