CA Datacom/AD 15.1 downloading all PTFs after base installation


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What is the procedure to download and apply all the CA Datacom/AD 15.1 PTFs published after the base installation?


Release : 15.1

Component : CA Datacom/AD


The AD 15.1 base install is at level S1909, which is maintenance level CARS1909. It includes all maintenance up to 31 August 2019.
All PTFs published since 1 September 2019 need to be downloaded.
First find all PTfs for AD 15.1 and then filter them by that date.

Follow these steps to download and then receive and apply the maintenance:

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click on Mainframe Software
  3. Click on Product Downloads
  4. In Search Your Product type datacom
  5. Click on DATACOM
  6. Click on Solution Downloads
  7. CA Datacom/AD MVS should be the first on the list, click on 15.1.
  8. This will show all current PTFs
  9. Change SHOW PER PAGE to 100
  10. Filter the results by entering a date in the SINCE: field. Enter 09/01/2019
  11. Currently, there are 224 PTFs 
  12. Click ADD ALL TO CART
  13. Click on Cart in the menu line
  14. Scroll to the bottom and click the blue button under Complete PTF package, it will turn grey
  15. Click on Checkout
  16. In the Cart History download the cart zip file
  17. FTP the CART .zip file to z/OS.
  18. In z/OS run CAUNZIP to unzip the file. It will create an SMPNTS file
  19. Use the JCL that is created in the ZIPRPT DD of the CAUNZIP job output to RECEIVE FROMNTS the SYSMODs.
  20. Download the latest ERROR HOLDDATA
  21. Download CA RS and HIPER ++ASSIGN Statements
  22. Receive HOLDDATA and PTFs
  23. Apply all the maintenance using SAMPJCL member AAX80APM