Upgrading CA XCOM for z/OS from r11.6 to 12.0
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CA XCOM Data Transport
CA XCOM Data Transport:Release:11.6
CA XCOM Data Transport:Release:12.0
CA XCOM Data Transport for z/OS:XCMVS
Please provide implementation document outlining a step by step sequence of upgrade from 11.6 to 12.
Carefully review the release notes for r12.0. This gives you a detailed summary or all changes and additions to the product when going from r11.6 to r12.0. The release notes can be found at:
Review software requirements at:
Review CA Common Services requirements:
Review Security Requirements:
Storage requirements direct you to fill out the
Server Storage Usage Worksheet for r12 available online as RI71800 at
Review OMVS Requirements:
Review OMVS Space Requirements
Review Concurrent Releases:
Review LPA Eligible Libraries:
You have now completed the preparation steps and are ready to install. You have two choices on how to install- Either using CA CSM or downloading a PAX file from support.ca.com and installing from there.
I am not going to include all the details from the manual for each, but here is an overview:
Installing XCOM r12 using CA CSM:
Acquire a new product.
Install the product.
Maintain the installed products.
Deploy the product to the destination system.
Configure the deployed product.
Installing XCOM r12 from PAX dvd:
How to install your product using a PAX file
Acquire the Product Pax Files
CA XCOM Data Transport v12.0 S1407 DVD07083440E.pax.Z from support.ca.com
Create a Product Directory from the Pax File
Copy Installation Files to z/OS Data Sets
Prepare the SMP/E Environment for a Pax Installation
Run the Installation Jobs for a Pax Installation
Clean Up the USS Directory
Apply Preventative Maintenance (Very important)
Receive Maintenance and Error HOLDDATA
Apply and Accept Maintenance
Apply CA Recommended Service (CA RS) Maintenance
There is now a new choice for applying maintenance, similar to what IBM offers - CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval Improved Delivery of Mainframe Maintenance
What is CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval Improved Delivery of Mainframe Maintenance (IBM SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER)? at
Now it is time to bring up XCOM.
Starting your product:
Configure CA XCOM Data Transport for zOS
Set and Define the Language Environment Runtime Options (Optional)
Generate Exits and Tables used by CA XCOM Data Transport
Reassemble the CA ACF2 Security Module (CA ACF2 Security Users Only)
Define the Libraries and Install the TSO/ISPF Facility
Execute CAIRIM to Install LMP (Non-MSM Install Only)
Define/Migrate the Request Queue
Define/Migrate the VSAM History File
Define the Optional Sequential Files
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