How to download all published Endevor maintenance since last solution applied date.
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How to download all published Endevor maintenance since last solution applied date.


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As aggregate maintenance is no longer available for Endevor, non-CA CSM users are given the option to install all Endevor maintenance published after a certain date. Users can create customized packages (zip files) with all required PTFs, and use tools like CAUNZIP and CA Concatenate to build SMP/E input.



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Follow these steps to create a package (zip file) with all published solutions:

Logon to the the Broadcom Support Portal:

  • Click My Downloads

From the downloads page type the word ENDEVOR in the Search box then click on Endevor. 

From the screen below, click on Solutions 
Now click (expand) on Endevor MVS and select the release of Endevor for which solutions are needed 

The next screen will be presented.
Click on "Select Component" - then select "Endevor Software Change Manager" and the date for example 12/01/2021 - will list all the PTFS published since 12/1/2021. 
Click on "Add All To Download Manager" (this will add all PTFs): 

From the Download Manager screen click on the option to download -  then select the download method of your choice:
- HTTPS will download to your desktop
- FTP will create an FTP Directory from which to download the zip file. 

Now Download the ZIP file into a USS directory on your z/OS system (sample JCL here )

Once you have the .zip archive use the CAUNZIP utility to convert the .zip file into a SMPNTS file structure that the SMP/E RECEIVE FROMNTS command can process. The JCL to run the CAUNZIP utility is in CA Common Services yourHLQ.CAW0JCL(CAUNZIP). 

CA Concatenate is the alternative to CAUNZIP in case the FTP download to an USS directory is not possible or desired. It is a Windows utility that allows you to concatenate binary(.bin) or text(.txt) files thus reducing the number of files that need to be uploaded to the mainframe. check Broadcom Freeware link for more details and download CA concatenate. 

The Download of the ZIP file can be directed to a PC, unzip the package and use CA Concatenate to build a binary file containing all PTFs, ready to upload to the mainframe (DCB information when defining the receiving dataset on the mainframe: RECFM=FB, LRECL=80, BLKSIZE=6160.)