As with all CA 7 upgrades, you should follow the steps outlined in Chapter 4 of the Installation Guide, Upgrading Your Product.
The following items should also be taken into consideration:
- Review TEC397234 on our website - support.ca.com, which outlines architectural changes that occurred in r11.0, specifically with the CAIRIM initialization process and how that has changed from ICMDSECT zaps to L2OPTS use.
- Verify that your current prior run queue, DD name UCC7PRNQ, is no larger than 1022 tracks. If larger than 1022 tracks a DMPQ/MOVQ will be required during the upgrade to CA 7 r11.3.
- Be aware of changes to how product maintenance is delivered. In earlier releases of CA 7, maintenance was bundled in Service Packs (SPs). Beginning with CA 7 r11.3, CA bundles maintenance in Aggregate Maintenance packages (AMs). They are similar to SPs but unlike SPs, they are not cumulative, meaning they must be applied serially - AM01, AM02, etc. Aggregate Maintenance bundles can found on our website by going to Support By Product, CA Workload Automation CA7 Edition> then under Product Status click on CA Workload Automation CA7 Edition Maintenance Grid.
- If your new CA 7 r11.3 includes PTF RO32912, a DMPQ/MOVQ will be required during the upgrade. Please refer to Product Information Bulletin RI47594. Note that any backout would require a COLD type start up of CA 7. Any jobs in the queue at the time of the COLD start would need to be manually DEMANDed into CA 7. A DMPQ/MOVQ back to any release prior to r11.1 in not supported.
- Note that no conversions are required for any CA 7 queue files, checkpoint data set, or database files. If you use new files for your CA 7 r11.3 instance, a DMPQ/MOVQ will be required, as well as database, ARF, and VRM restores must be performed. Refer to the CA Workload Automation
- CA 7 Edition Systems Programmer Guide for backup and restore procedures and utilities.