How can I get all of CA Top Secret published PTFs for z/OS when we do not have CA Chorus Mainframe Software Manager (CSM)?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

How can I get all of CA Top Secret published PTFs for z/OS when we do not have CA Chorus Mainframe Software Manager (CSM)?

Environment:
z/OS
Answer:

Getting maintenance without the use of CA Chorus Software Manager (CSM) can be done a couple of ways:

1. Download and create the solution cart (scart0.zip) via the Maintenance Grid for z/OS.

Refer to TEC1921335 "How to get all solutions for CA Top Secret PTFs via the Maintenance Grid for z/OS?"
https://www.ca.com/us/services-support/ca-support/ca-support-online/knowledge-base-articles.TEC1921335.html
 

2. Or, download solutions and create the scart0.zip after login to Support.ca.com:

a. From Download Center, Published Solutions:

b. Select a Product:

CA Top Secret Security for z/OS - MVS

c. Select a Release:

d. Select a Components(s):

CA Top Secret for z/OS

e. Operating System:

Select either z/OS or OS from the download list

f. Enter a High Fix (PTF number) or Confirmed Since (published date) to limit the PTFs to only those since the last downloaded.

   You may also want to increase the Results per Page count in order to get fewer pages to select from.

g. Click Go to generate the list of PTFs.

h. On each "Published Solutions Downloads" screen click Add all to cart (per page) on each page. (Hit the green right arrow under "Matches" if there are multiple pages to select from.)

i. When done selecting, click the View Download Cart and scroll down to the bottom and click Checkout.

Select YES to "Do you want a complete package for all?" so prerequisite PTFs for the selected PTFs are also included in the solution package.

You will receive an Order Number and you have to wait for the package to be created.

When the scart0.zip has been created, you will receive an email with the FTP Directory where the package is located.

Additional Information:

Refer to TEC1908933 "A number of CA Top Secret PTFs have SMP/e ++HOLD ACTIONs referring to RInnnnn information solutions. Where can I find all of the informational solutions for a product and release?
https://www.ca.com/us/services-support/ca-support/ca-support-online/knowledge-base-articles.TEC1908933.html

 

For information on CAUNZIP refer to "CA Common Services for z/OS CA UNZIP Utility Quick Reference Guide Version"
https://support.ca.com/phpdocs/7/common/CA_UNZIP_Utility_Quick_Reference.pdf

 

For more details on CA RS, ERROR HOLDDATA, etal, refer to "Obtaining CA Recommended Service (CA RS) for z/OS without using CA CSM"
https://support.ca.com/phpdocs/0/8319/Using_CA_RS_without_CA_CSM.pdf