CA CSM lets you ignore common products during the product discovery. Activating this feature helps provide a view of applicable installation packages, including the maintenance related to those packages.
- To determine if you want to use this feature, consider the following:
- If CA Common Services for z/OS or CA CSM is always in its own SMP/E environment and maintaining them is not the responsibility of the person who is managing the product that is being managed, then we recommend that you use this feature.
- Otherwise, if you have a single SMP/E environment, or just a few SMP/E environments, then do not use this feature because it may be better to have all maintenance viewable and applicable within a single display. Otherwise, you need to select the product you are managing, then select CA Common Services for z/OS or CA CSM to ensure you get any new maintenance that may affect the product you are managing.
- You can activate this feature from the Settings tab, Software Acquisition page: