During the Install for CA Optimizer/II r8.5, what happened to the CAICICS dataset? This dataset was present during the r7 install. Did it go away or was it merged into something else?

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Question:

During the Install for CA Optimizer/II r8.5, what happened to the CAICICS dataset? This dataset was present during the r7 install. Did it go away or was it merged into something else?

Answer:

For the Installation of CA Optimizer/II r7.0, there was the creation of a library called CAI.CAICICS. CA Optimizer/II r8.5 introduces CA Mainframe Software Manager, which is a CA Technologies initiative which seeks to standardize and automate the installation process. One of these standardized libraries is CARXLOAD, and the members of CAICICS dataset were moved into it in r8.5.

The names of many CA Optimizer/II installation libraries have remained unchanged over many releases. With release 8.5, though, several have been modified.

This has been mainly due to CA Mainframe Software Manager (CA MSM). As stated in the CA MSM Product Guide, r3.1, CA MSM "is an application that simplifies and unifies the management of your CA Technologies mainframe products on z/OS systems. As products adopt the services provided by CA MSM, you can acquire, install, maintain, and deploy them in a common way". For more information about this product, please consult the CA MSM Product Guide.

In particular, the names of the following three installation libraries have changed from release 7 to release 8.5

Release 7 Name*        Release 8.5 name**
CAI.CAICICS            yourHLQ.CARXLOAD
CAI.PPOPTION           yourHLQ.CARXJCL
CAI.SAMPJCL            Not required if installing the product using CA MSM

* Refer to the CA-Optimizer/II Getting Started r7sp1, Chapter 2: System Requirements
** Refer to the CA Optimizer/II Installation Guide r8.5, Chapter 2: Preparing for Installation

The CAICICS dataset in r7 held CAO* members that are now found in CARXLOAD in r8.5.

The members of the PPOPTION dataset in r7 are now found in CARXJCL in r8.5.

SAMPJCL in r7 held example JCL required for the installation of CA Optimizer/II. If the product is installed via CA MSM, this dataset is not provided since CA MSM is doing the install functionality. SAMPJCL will be provided if the product is installed via Pax-Enhanced ESD, or from Tape.