Finding zEnterprise Compatibility for CA Datacom

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Last Modified Date : 14/09/2018
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When upgrading mainframe hardware to the zEC12/zBC12, z13 or z14 families, it is important to understand whether your CA software will function properly, or if special solutions are needed. This article is written for the CA Datacom product, but the steps here can also be used for any other CA Technologies mainframe product.
Once you have logged in to CA Support Online, scroll down to the ALERTS section and click the link for Compatibility and Lifecycle Information. On the next page is a link for Mainframe Compatibilities, which will then bring up a page for different system compatibilities. Here you can see the link for the IBM zEnterprise compatibility and the link for z/OS compatibility, which will list the various products and versions and their compatibility. If you type "Datacom" in the Filter box, this will shorten the list to only products with Datacom in the name - like CA Datacom/AD or CA Datacom/DB.

For example, on the CA Datacom compatibility page, you can see that CA Datacom products at the version 15.0 release level are compatible and certified on the z14 and z13s hardware. However, looking further at the z/OS listing, you will need to apply RO80417 (DB 15.0 #56 [OS]), "ABEND S0C4 IN DBENQPR" (Published 16 Apr 2015) for successful use with z/OS 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3.
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As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA Datacom if you have further questions.