What do the amounts on the CA Mainframe Software Manager - MVS Software Status tab mean?

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CA Compress Data Compression for MVS CA Compress Data Compression for Fujitsu CA Datacom CA DATACOM - AD CA Mainframe Software Manager (Chorus Software Manager) CA MICS Resource Management CA CIS CA Common Services for z/OS CA 90s Services CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS CA Common Product Services Component CA Common Services CA ecoMeter Server Component FOC CA Easytrieve Report Generator for Common Services CA Infocai Maintenance CA IPC Unicenter CA-JCLCheck Common Component CA Mainframe VM Product Manager CA Chorus Software Manager CA On Demand Portal CA Service Desk Manager - Unified Self Service CA PAM Client for Linux for zSeries CA Mainframe Connector for Linux on System z CA Graphical Management Interface CA Web Administrator for Top Secret CA CA- Xpertware CA Datacom/AD

Issue/Introduction

Description:

In this document is described what the amounts on the Software Status screen mean and when they are updated.

Solution:

The CA Mainframe Software Manager - MVS Software Status tab contains 2 sections that are affected by the Maintenance Novelty Interval

  1. New Maintenance

  2. SMP/E Environments

New Maintenance

This sections indicates how many HIPERs and maintenance items have been downloaded to the CA Mainframe Software Manager database - using the individual products 'Update Catalog Release' function- within the specified Maintenance Novelty Interval(1).

If no 'Update Catalog Release' was performed for any product, this value will not change within the specified 'Maintenance Novelty Interval'.

SMP/E Environments

This section indicates how many HIPERs and maintenance items are available for existing CSIs and could be installed.

(1) The Maintenance Novelty Interval is specified in the Settings Tab, User Settings, User Preferences. The Maintenance Novelty Interval specifies the number of days over which a downloaded maintenance package is regarded as old. For example, when packages become old, they are removed from the notices on the Software Status tab. Limits: 0 through 20.

Environment

Release:
Component: MSM