How can I find the Life Cycle information - GA Date, Version, End of Support (EOS) Date, etc. - for my CA Top Secret products?

Document ID : KB000044559
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Summary: 

In order to receive the best support for your CA Top Secret products, and to be sure that you are running versions that are still supported, you might need to know when a product or version was available (GA date), and the date that it was no longer supported (EOS date).

This information is readily available within the CA Top Secret product pages on CA Support Online, for z/OS-, z/VSE-, z/VM and DB2 option products.

Instructions: 

Here is a procedure you can use to find that Life Cycle information.
1.After you login to CA Support Online, enter "Top Secret" into the product dropdown and select CA Top Secret from the list.
2.Hover over the "Knowledge Center" arrow and then select "Product Pages" from the popup menu.
3.In the right hand navigation, select "Release and Support Lifecycle Dates" under the "Product Status" header.
4.On the resulting page, scroll down to find your product, and you can select any links to see the GA or EOS announcements.

Additional Information:

Here is a procedure you can use to find that Mainframe Compatibilities information.
1.After you login to CA Support Online, on the right side look for "Launch Classic Support Page" and click on it.
2.On the left side look for "Compatibilities" and click on it. 
3.In the middle of the Compatibilities look for "rame Products (click here)" and click on it.
4.Once on the Mainframe Compatibilities page you will see the following selections:

  • CICS TS Compatibility
  • DB2 Compatibility
  • IBM z13 Compatibility
  • IBM zEnterprise 114/196 (z114/z196) Certification
  • IBM zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12) Certification
  • IMS Compatibility
  • IPv6 Compatibility
  • z/OS Compatibility
  • z/VM Compatibility
  • z/VSE Compatibility

As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA Top Secret if you have further questions.