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 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.



Component: ENDBAS


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

Logon to Broadcom Mainframe software support site: 

  • Click Product Download, then type endevor in the search box

  • Click Product Endevor
  • Click Solution Download Tab


  • Click the version number for “CA Endevor Software Change Manage MVS” product.

  • Enter “CA Endevor Software Change Manager” in the search box then hit search, this will bring out all the published maintenance for the Endevor version of your choice.

  • If all published endevor maintenance since the last solution is needed, click calendar icon, enter the date, then hit search.

  • When you are done with the search, click red “ADD ALL TO CART” button on the top.
  • Click on CART on right top of the page to view the Cart on the Cart Download page
  • A complete PTF package with all dependencies (co-reqs,pre-reqs,etc) may be requested by specifying "YES" for "Complete Package".

  • At the bottom of the page click Checkout
  • Use either HTTP or FTP method to download your package.


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

Once you have the .zip archive you can 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. 

You can download the ZIP file 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.)