Determine Whether to Ignore Common Products During Discovery

Document ID : KB000048528
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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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.


  1. To determine if you want to use this feature, consider the following:

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. You can activate this feature from the Settings tab, Software Acquisition page:

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