How can I find the z/OS and other related compatibility information for CA Common Services for z/OS and my other CA Mainframe Products?

Document ID : KB000071423
Last Modified Date : 14/05/2018
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Introduction:
Customers may need to know if there are any compatibility issues to consider for CA Mainframe products when upgrading to new releases of OEM software such as z/OS, CICS, DB2, etc. or hardware such as z/Enterprise Machines. 
CA Support Online does offer such a compatibility matrix.
 
Question:
We are upgrading to a z/14 machine.  How can I find any compatibility information for CA Common Services for z/OS and my other CA Mainframe Products?
 
Environment:
Executing various CA Mainframe products in a z/OS environment and upgrading to a z/14 machine or other OEM software such as CICS, DB2, or z/OS. 
Answer:
CA Support Online does offer a compatibility matrix for information on OEM hardware and software and CA Mainframe products. 
Once signed in to CA Support Online, there are two methods to access the matrix.   
*** Please Note ***
Although a z/14 machine is specifically referenced, these methods are valid for various OEM software and hardware for any supported CA Mainframe product. 

METHOD ONE:
  1. From the home page, scroll down to view “Alerts”
  2. Choose “>Compatibility and Lifecycle Information”
  3. Click on the link for 'CA Maintenance Compatibilites' in the lower left center
  4. You will now be presented with a series of links for different software packages such as CICS, DB2, z/OS, etc.  You will also see links for different hardware such as z/Enterprise Compatibility which contains the information for z/12, z/13, z/13s, and z/14 machines.  Choose the category you are interested in.    
  5. Enter the CA Mainframe product name in the search box and the matrix will display the information you need for any supported release of the CA product. 
 
 
METHOD TWO:
  1. From the home page, choose 'Product Information >'.
  2. On the next display, click on 'CA Mainframe Installation and Maintenance Tools >' beneath the dropdown box and "Don't find your product listed?"
  3. Click on the link for 'CA Maintenance Compatibilites' in the center column beneath "Upgrade Services"
  4. Follow steps 4 and 5 above.
Additional Information:
Reference the Mainframe Compatibilities found on CA Support Online