When moving from CA Datacom/AD version 12.0 to 14.0, is it an upgrade or a new installation?

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CA Datacom - DB CA Datacom CA Datacom - AD CA Datacom - Server

Issue/Introduction

Question: 

We are getting ready to move from version 12.0 of CA Datacom/AD to version 14.0. However, we need to know if this is an upgrade or a new installation?

Answer: 

First, as you begin planning for the upgrade, you should refer to the README file for CA Datacom/AD version 14.0 to be sure that the product you use has been certified with this version. Please refer to RI40868 (AD 14.0 #1), “*README: STATUS OF CA DATACOM/AD VERSION 14.0 Z/OS” for more details.

Then, for a majority of the products in the certified product list, you will install CA Datacom/AD as a new installation, which will create all new control, operational, and database files. This installation will ensure that you are running the same maintenance level of the product that was used to test and certify the different base products.

For customers using CA Ideal Option for DB2, there is a special process to follow, and you should open a new support case for further assistance.

As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA Datacom if you have further questions.

Environment

Release: DATABB00200-14-Datacom/AD
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