Display of the latest CARS Level

Document ID : KB000095187
Last Modified Date : 15/05/2018
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Introduction:
Our company strategy is to follow CA Recommended Service approach.
Question:
Is it possible to display or locate the CARS level of an given system, for example Datacom/DB? If not, will it be possible to display it at MUF startup information? 
Answer:
It's not possible to show the highest CARS level for a MUF region from the MUF itself, as there is no reference to the CARS level in Datacom load modules.

The CARS info is only available in the SMP/E environment used to receive/apply the PTFs.

There are two ways to find out which is the CA Recommended Service (CA RS) level of a PFT currently received/applied:

1) run a SMP/E LIST report for that PTF:
//LISTSMPE EXEC PGM=GIMSMP,PARM='CSI=your.CSI.dataset',
// REGION=0M
//SMPHOLD DD DUMMY
//SMPPTFIN DD DUMMY
//SMPCNTL DD *
SET BOUNDARY(CAIT0).
LIST SYSMOD(SOnnnnn).
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2) check the CARS PDF file reports on CA Support site, as outlined on KB000014551 technical document.

If you need to know which PTFs you applied from a specific CARS level, you can run a different SMP/E report:
//SMPCNTL DD *
SET BOUNDARY(CAIT0).
LIST SYSMODS SOURCEID(CARnnnn).
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