Datacom/DB 15.0 EOS: CA Datacom/AD or /DB in use?

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Products

CA Datacom CA DATACOM - AD CA Datacom/DB CA Datacom/AD

Issue/Introduction

CA Datacom/AD was installed but the Datacom Multi-User (MUF) startup shows this informational message showing Datacom/DB:

 DB00215I - CA Datacom/DB Version 15.0   

How to verify what Datacom product is in use?

 

Environment

Release : 15.0

Component : CA Datacom 

 

Resolution

CA Datacom®/DB for z/OS 15.0 effective December 31, 2020 March 21, 2021 only refers to the Datacom/DB product and not to Datacom/AD.
NOTE: The EOS date has been extended to March 21, 2021.

Fyi, CA Datacom/DB for z/OS Version 15.0 has been GA since Oct 2014 and version 15.1 GA Feb 2016.

The Datacom family of products "CA Datacom/CA Ideal/CA IPC Release and Support Lifecycle Dates" can be seen at
https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/product-content/status/support-life-cycle/indexes/ca-datacom-ca-ideal-ca-ipc-release-and-support-lifecycle-dates.html


To see what MUFs that have started since last IPL, run batch DBUTLTY on each lpar with SYSIN:

REPORT MEMORY=MVS

You will see the list of MUF NAMEs, the "DC" showing "AD" (or "DB") along with other information.

For example, here is a snippet of a report run here showing two MUFs ... including an AD MUF and a DB MUF:

MUF NAME STATUS  REL  JOB NAME JOB ID   CXX NAME DC  ENBL-MDHMS ...

AD15MUF  ENABLED 15.0 AD15MUF  STC58376 AD15MUF  AD  0104223228 ...
DBDVMF1  ENABLED 15.0 DBDVMF   JOB57700 DBDVMF   DB  0108114427 ...

Additional Information

To further see that your MUFs are CA Datacom/AD and not the fully licensed CA Datacom/DB product, you can see what databases are catalogued.


Run a DBUTLTY job on each MUF with sysin:

REPORT AREA=CXX,TYPE=A

That report will list all of the database areas in that MUF. You should only see the system databases and perhaps some demo bases (1 and/or 10) and then only your CA Using products database(s). 

Here are a few examples using product databases: ENF uses base 700; CA Jobtrac uses base 161 and perhaps 162; CA-11 uses base 601.

Also, notice "DATACOM/AD" in that report in the title on the left hand side:

DATACOM/AD DATA AREA SPACE UTILIZATION REPORT



And, the DB00215I is documented in CA DATACOM/AD 15 section "Enable the MUF and Identify DB Software Level"

"When the MUF becomes enabled, the DB00201I MULTI-USER ENABLED CXX=cxxname MUFNAME=mufname message displays on the console. The DB00215I CA-DATACOM/DB SYSTEM VERSION: v.r. message follows it...."

See...
https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/database-management/ca-datacom-ad/15-0/implementing/regular-procedures/multi-user-facility.html

 

In addition, to check your product installation, check your SMP/e CSI. The presence of FMID CAAXF00 in your CSI gives one clue that this is definitely a Datacom/AD CSI since CAAXxxx is specific to Datacom/AD.