Using CAUNZIP to apply all outstanding maintenance for NON CSM users.
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Using CAUNZIP to apply all outstanding maintenance for NON CSM users.


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InterTest - CICS InterTest - Batch


As of December 31, 2013, CA no longer creates aggregate maintenance fixes which were used by non CSM users to apply three months of maintenance at the same time. The new method for applying fixes using JCL is the common services utility CAUNZIP. 


The following description of the CAUNZIP utility can be found in the CAUNZIP Quick Reference Guide.


For non-CA CSM users, we now offer a new CAUNZIP utility to simplify maintenance management. CAUNZIP is a TSO utility that extracts the contents of a Published Solutions maintenance package order from the Download Center on CA Support Online. This utility lets you process zip-format packages directly on z/OS without the need for an intermediate platform such as a Windows workstation. The utility extracts the contents of the order and produces a Network Temporary Store (NTS) formatted set of z/OS UNIX files. These files can be used for SMP/E RECEIVE processing.

Also in the quick reference guide  are common services fix level required in order to use the CAUNZIP utility.



Your site must meet the following requirements to use CAUNZIP:  

? Verify that the following PTF is applied based on your version of CA Common Services for z/OS:

– CCS Release 14.0: PTF RO54887

– CCS Release 14.1: PTF RO54635

? An OMVS segment for the user executing the utility

? Read/write access to the z/OS Unix Systems Services (USS) directory

– The directory can reside in a zFS, HFS, or TFS file system. Network File Systems (NFS) are not supported.

– The file system must be allocated with approximately 4.5 times the space of the zip file being processed. Each 3390 track is the equivalent of 56 KB. The actual size that is required varies, depending on           the content of the order.  

? IBM Java SDK for z/OS, Version 5 or higher (31-bit and 64-bit are both supported)

? A minimum REGION size of 128 MB. We recommend REGION=0M.

? The IBM REXX LPA data set, REXX.SEAGLPA, must be in the system LPALSTxx ‘SYS1.PARMLIB’ member and be included with the last IPL. If the REXX.SEAGLPA data set is not available on the system, you can alternatively add the REXX alternative library, REXX.SEAGALT, to the system linklist.


If you are running common services release 14.1 you need CAUNZIP  fix RO54635  plus it’s  PREREQ  fix RO52581.   You will also need to apply fix RO58216 which fixes a problem RO54635.

To locate the CAUNZIP Utility Quick Reference Guide please use the following link



Release: OSINBV00200-9.1-InterTest-Batch