How do I determine the CA-ACF2 release that is running on a z/OS system.

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

I have just installed the latest release of CA-ACF2, I would like to know if there is a way to verify the level of CA-ACF2 that is running on our z/OS system?

Answer:

The best way to verify the level of CA-ACF2 running on your z/OS system is to issue the SHOW STATE sub-command of the ACF command.
This command is issued as follows:

ACF
SHOW STATE

The beginning information of the SHOW STATE output provides the following information:

  1. Release level of CA-ACF2 including the service level.
  2. Support level of z/OS
  3. Operating Mode of CA-ACF2. For example the mode of ABORT indicates that this system is in ABORT mode such that any unauthorized resource access will be denied by CA-ACF2. Other modes are RULE and LOG.
  4. The date and time of the assembly of the ACFFDR.
  5. The following is an example of an ACF2 SHOW STATE:

    RUNNING CA ACF2 16  /MVS SP7.2.2; WITH MODE = ABORT
    USING FDR ASSEMBLY: hh.mm mm/dd/yy

Note: The above SHOW STATE indicates the z/OS release is in IBM's format of MVS SPn.n.n where the last two numbers is the release.

 

The SHOW STATE command also includes many more details related to the CA-ACF2 operating environment such as password controls, SYSID information, backup procedures etc.

For more information related to the SHOW STATE command, review the CA-ACF2 Administrators Guide.