How to validate/test CCS applied maintenance

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Products

CA CIS CA Common Services for z/OS CA 90s Services CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS CA Common Product Services Component CA Common Services CA ecoMeter Server Component FOC CA Easytrieve Report Generator for Common Services CA Infocai Maintenance CA IPC Unicenter CA-JCLCheck Common Component CA LDAP Server for z/OS CA Mainframe VM Product Manager CA Chorus Software Manager CA On Demand Portal CA Service Desk Manager - Unified Self Service CA PAM Client for Linux for zSeries CA Mainframe Connector for Linux on System z CA Graphical Management Interface CA Web Administrator for Top Secret CA CA- Xpertware MF - MISC OLD CODES SERVICE ASSURE Generic Uniservice for CICS Generic Uniservice II CA Output Management Web Viewer

Issue/Introduction

Questions about CA COMMON SERVICES (PRE and POST maintenance)


1) How do I test CAS9 initialization given it is the only started at System IPL?

2) Is there other testing I many need to do to ensure I won't have fallout from the CCS maintenance?





 

Cause

IVP to confirm BROADCOM Products

Is there a method to test Common Services after maintenance

Environment

Release : 15.0

Component : CCS390 - CA COMMON SERVICES FOR Z/OS

Resolution

1) There are NO IVP jobs for Common Services.
 

2) The quickest way to confirm the proper execution of CAIRIM is to check the output of CAS9 procedure at IPL time.  

  • Verify that the KEYS were accepted
  • Ensure that the products started by CAIRIM have all initialized successfully  

Common Services also offers 3 Utilities to verify the initialization of resources which would need to be executed prior to the maintenance activation (for comparison of the output), then after the IPL   

  • CAIRIMU displays the status of all modules initialized by CAIRIM. 
  • CAISMFU displays the status of the SMF exits installed by CAIRIM 
  • CAISUBU displays the status of the subsystems installed by CAIRIM. 

Additional Information

Refer to the Common Services r15.0 Documentation regarding the above topics: