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Feature Registration Service (FRS) PTF SO15973 support

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Article ID: 215606

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COMMON SERVICES FOR Z/OS

Issue/Introduction

How the Feature Registration Service (FRS) is enabled or disabled for Broadcom products after PTF SO15973 has been applied?. 

Environment

Release : 15.0

Component : CA Resource Initialization Manager(Comm)

Resolution

After PTF SO15973 is applied and you starts CAIRIM the CAS9R001I will be displayed on the operator console. 
 
CAS9R001I Broadcom Feature Registration Service is Active 
 
That is all that is needed from a CA Common Services perspective, PTF SO15973 simply makes the service available for other products to use. By itself, it does not add information for any individual product. Each product that intends on exploiting this service will provide their own PTF, and they will provide the necessary instructions for enabling the functionality.
 
No updates are needed to the FXEPRMxx member and there is no way to disable this service, or to disable specific products. 
  
The Feature Registration Service (FRS) does not use the Product Enablement Policy at all (IFAPRDxx) from a CA Common Services perspective. Each product, on an individual basis, will be adding code to call to our FRS during the usage of the product and will provide a PTF for this. It is up to the products themselves to determine which features are enabled and to call the FRS accordingly.  
 
The Broadcom vendor slot VS(12) is created during initialization of the FRS, when you see the CAS9R001I message (Broadcom Feature Registration Service is Active), and product/feature slots will be created as products calls the service.