I would like to upgrade CA Roscoe ahead of the z/OS upgrade? Can I do it?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question: 

I would like to upgrade CA Roscoe ahead of the z/OS upgrade? Can I do it?

Answer: 

You may apply CA Roscoe maintenance required for the z/OS upgrade before the actual upgrade. The ROSGBL and ROJES2XT can be prepared ahead of time, but cannot be put into production before the z/OS upgrade. 

  1. ROSGBL can be assembled and linked using a new name. Make sure you use ROSGBL source that supports the new z/OS level. ROSGBL must be assembled and linked with the correct macro libraries for the new z/OS level.
  2. The new name can be then be specified by the ROSCOE ROSGBL= parameter after you upgrade. 
  3. You can assemble the ROJES2XT now. ROJES2XT must be assembled and linked with the correct macro libraries for the new z/OS level. When you assemble it, the load module will be linkedited into the Roscoe load library.
  4. When you are ready to move to the new z/OS level, you will have to copy ROJES2XT from the RO60LIN, the Roscoe load library, to a linklisted load library.

Note: The RO60LIB should not be linklisted.