Checking Compatibility and Lifecycle Information for CA Products

Document ID : KB000101498
Last Modified Date : 19/06/2018
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Question:
How is it possible to retrieve from CA SupportOnline the necessary information regarding :

-  Lifecycle of CA Products 
- Compatibility of CA products with the most common Mainframe Interfaces 
Environment:
Z/OS - CICS - Z14 - DB2 - CA Mainframe Products 
Answer:
CA SupportOnline has a Compatibility and Lifecycle Information page that can be found in the Home page, under the light blue title 'ALERTS' .

Under this URL  Link, there are two additional links :

1.  Mainframe Compatibilities

 Here there are the URL link related to the following type of compatibility information : Selecting each of them, it is possible to gather the specific compatibility information for all the licensed Mainframe CA Products.
Note: In general it is required to login to support.ca.com to view all the  information. 
After logging in, it is possible to view or download the details on any upgrade requirements. 


2. Release and Support Lifecycle Dates
 
Here it is possible to select for each of the listed CA Products, the following information :

- All the available Releases with the GA date 
- Service Pack/Genlevel  official Product Announcement 
- End of Service (EOS)
- End of Life (EOL) or Stabilization Date

If You are looking for compatibility information or solutions not listed on the above chart, or some of the reported information are not  very clear, Please open a Case with CA Support.