Can I install CA InterTest Batch aggregate maintenance without using a USS directory?

Document ID : KB000020808
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

Yes. After unPaxing the aggregate maintenance, copy the SMPPTFIN from USS directory to an MVS Dataset with DCB of (FB,80,3120 PDS or Sequential file).

Then use the MVS dataset as the SMPPTFIN DD in the receive job.

Solution:

First download the aggregate maintenance from support.ca.com to a local USS directory.

After the download completes, you should have RO47914.pax.Z file in the USS directory.

UnPax the file into its own directory by using following JCL:

//*** Create new directory name by aggregate maintenance number. ***
//MKDIRHFS EXEC PGM=IKJEFT01
//SYSTSPRT  DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSPRINT  DD  SYSOUT=*
//SYSTSIN   DD  *
PROF MSGID
MKDIR '/u/users/esd/zfs/RO47914' MODE(7,5,5)
/*
//*
//UNPAXDIR   EXEC PGM=BPXBATCH,
//             PARM='sh cd /u/users/esd/zfs/RO47914/; pax     
//             -rvf /u/users/esd/zfs/RO47914.pax.Z'
//STDOUT   DD  SYSOUT=*
//STDERR   DD  SYSOUT=*
 
After the unPax is done the  /u/users/esd/zfs/RO47914   directory should have two files.
         AREADME  
         SMPPTFIN   <<<<< This contains the PTFS to install maintenance.

Enter a / in front of the SMPPTFIN file to invoke Directory List Actions menu.

Select option 10 - Copy Out will invoke the Copy From z/OS UNIX File function.

From z/OS UNIX file:

 	Name . . . : /u/users/esd/zfs/RO47914/SMPPTFIN 

To z/OS UNIX file, data set, or member:

Name . . . . Type allocated MVS Dataset name (FB,80,3120 PDS or Sequential dataset) for example IB85.AGGPTF

The Following options should checked:

 	/ Confirm copy to existing target       
   / Binary copy <<<<< This option must checked! 

In the receive JCL, you can modify the SMPPTFIN DD as follow:

From:

   //SMPPTFIN DD PATHDISP=KEEP,       
   //       PATH='/u/users/esd/zfs/RO47914/SMPPTFIN' 
   To:
   //SMPPTFIN DD DISP=SHR,DSN=IB85.AGGPTF(RO47914)