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Finding Common Services for z/OS 15.0 maintenance on new Support Portal

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Article ID: 238230

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Products

COMMON SERVICES FOR Z/OS

Issue/Introduction

Please advise how to find the Common Services for z/OS 15.0 Solutions/patches page on the newly designed Broadcom Support Portal.

Environment

Release : 15.0

Component : CCS390 - COMMON SERVICES FOR Z/OS

Resolution

1. The "Common Services for z/OS MVS 15.0" Solutions/patches page can be found here:
https://support.broadcom.com/group/ecx/solutionfiles?sellable=CA90SV002&os=MVS&release=15.0&solution=Common%20Services%20for%20z/OS%20MVS&subfamily=COMMON%20SERVICES

2.  To eliminate downloading unwanted maintenance:
Along the top to the far right of the search box, use the calendar and select a date of Jan 1, 2019. R15.0 went GA in Jan 2019 so that will cut the maintenance down to the BASE release for the most part. Otherwise it will include the LEGACY components with maintenance that dates back to 1996; a total of approximately 650 fixes (at the time of writing this article).
Use the calendar itself to enter the date, don't fill in 01/01/2019 otherwise it will be ignored. 
Using the calendar, it will cut down the number of fixes to 256 (at the time of writing this article).
Click "Add All to Download Manager".  
A new box will show up stating "Download Selected". This will show a number of items, the most useful being the name of each of the components along with the number of fixes for that component. This way, if you do not use a specific component, you can ignore it by clicking on the garbage can to the far right.
Once that is done, there is a choice of an HTTPS or FTP download.

Additional Information

This article can also provide useful further assistance with navigation on the newly designed Support Portal:
https://support-gcpprd.broadcom.com/documents/36634/37147/Broadcom+Support+Portal+-+Getting+Started+Guide.pdf