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How to download all Endevor V19.0 PTFs


Article ID: 256228


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Endevor Software Change Manager (SCM)


Need step by step instruction on how to download all Endevor v19.0 PTFs. 


Release : 19.0


Login to Broadcom support website

Choose Endevor for product download

Click Solutions

Choose Endevor MVS

Click release 19.0


Select Endevor in the “Select Components” drop down list, and select Z/OS in the “Select OS” drop down list, then click “Add ALL to Download Manager”

Choose complete package (this defalut option will include all the dependencies into the download package), then choose either HTTP or FTP method to download the complete package.


Once you have the .zip archive use the CAUNZIP utility to convert the .zip file into a SMPNTS file structure that the SMP/E RECEIVE FROMNTS command can process. The JCL to run the CAUNZIP utility is in CA Common Services yourHLQ.CAW0JCL(CAUNZIP). 

CA Concatenate is the alternative to CAUNZIP in case the FTP download to an USS directory is not possible or desired. It is a Windows utility that allows you to concatenate binary(.bin) or text(.txt) files thus reducing the number of files that need to be uploaded to the mainframe. check Broadcom Freeware link  for more details and download CA concatenate. 

The Download of the ZIP file can be directed to a PC, unzip the package and use CA Concatenate to build a binary file containing all PTFs, ready to upload to the mainframe (DCB information when defining the receiving dataset on the mainframe: RECFM=FB, LRECL=80, BLKSIZE=6160.)