These methods do require some initial setup but once setup can be used over and over again not just for XCOM but for your other Broadcom mainframe products.
Using CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval (Recommended). Very similar to what IBM offers.
Using Chorus Software Manager (CSM) procedures: Broadcom support can help you install this. It can be used to apply all Broadcom mainframe maintenance.
Please click on the following link for more information about the Chorus Software Management methodology, how to acquire, install, maintain and deploy mainframe software using a GUI:
Using casupport.broadcom.com (Support online)download procedures:
The Download Center enables you to order all CA XCOM solutions and have them packaged into a single file on a FTP server.
Your local z/OS host system can download and breakout the CA XCOM PTFs from this file. You will need to use FTP and CA’s CAUNZIP utility. See Additional Information at the bottom of this document for details on CAUNZIP.
Here are the steps you will need to use:
• Tailor your local FTP job using the ' FTP' information and run to download the zip package to your local USS environment.
• Tailor and run your local CAUNZIP job to breakout the zip package and create SMPPTFIN within your local USS environment
• Run local SMP/e APPLY which uses the files created by CAUNZIP
– SMP/e will ignore any PTFs that are already applied so there is no reason to be selective, just APPLY them all.
• Here is sample SMP/E JCL to be tailored:
//* sample SMP/E using FROMNTS
//SCART EXEC PGM=GIMSMP,PARM='PROCESS=WAIT',DYNAMNBR=120
//SMPCSI DD DISP=SHR,DSN=your.XCOM.product.SMPE.GLOBAL.CSI
//SMPOUT DD SYSOUT=*
//SMPRPT DD SYSOUT=*
//SYSPRINT DD SYSOUT=*
//SMPJHOME DD PATHDISP=KEEP,
// PATH='/ your local JAVA path /'
//SMPNTS DD PATHDISP=KEEP,
// PATH='/ you local path to directory CAUNZIP created /'
//SMPCNTL DD *
SET BOUNDARY(GLOBAL) .
APPLY PTFS FORFMID(CPDS770) GROUPEXTEND(NOAPARS NOUSERMODS)
For non-CA CSM users, we offer a 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.
CAUNZIP is easy to use because it automates separating files (PTFs and informational PTFs) and preparating for SMP/e processing.
Click on this reference for CAUNZIP, FTP information and sample JCL