Best Practice for upgrade CA Workload Automation ESP Edition

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Introduction:

Best Practice for upgrade CA Workload Automation ESP Edition

Environment:
CA Workload Automation ESP Edition Z/OS
Instructions:

We recommend 
- Install the new version in a new SMPE CSI; 
- Read the chapter about upgrade on “Release notes” and “Installation and Configuration Guide”, and take actions as needed; 
Note: If jump any versions in between, above manuals for them should also be included. 
- For first restart after upgrade, if no IPL on the system, then start CA Workload Automation EE (formerly ESP) with parm=RELOAD, this is also needed if need to back out to the old version;
Note: Z/OS system may ignore the “parm=RELOAD” on console command, so it’s better to add it to the STC Proc. 
- Master and proxies should always be at same level (including version and maintenance); 
-Check download center on support online, for hyper fixes GA'd AFTER the new version, and apply them to avoid big problem. 

Checklist 
- Actions have been taken as the chapter about upgrade on “Release notes” and “Installation and Configuration Guide”; 
- LINKLST or STEPLIB used for the STC Proc is updated; 
- Loadlib may need to be APFed; 
- Logon Proc or CLIST for users to access the system is updated; 
- Initialization parm tables may need to be updated as information from “Release notes”; 
- Any customized code in old system should be bring over to the new one, like: 
1. User exit; 
2. CSF and/or Application monitor extensions;