Is there maintenance for the next release of z/OS? How do I find it and what do I have to do?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question: 

Is there maintenance for the next release of z/OS?  How do I find it and what do I have to do?

Environment:  

z/OS, JES2; JES3

Answer: 

You will always need to apply maintenance and follow these instructions when you upgrade z/OS.
 
Finding the PTFs and Instructions
  1. Go to https://support.ca.com
  2. Login at the upper right
  3. Expand the menu on the upper left by clicking on it
  4. Select Compatibilities
  5. On the right hand side, click on z/OS Compatibility
  6. Under Search Product Name, enter Roscoe 
  7. This will bring up supported z/OS releases 
  8. Under your z/OS level, you will find the PTFs you require and instructions.

Steps to Accomplish the Upgrade

  • Specify the correct SYSTEM, MVSSPL and JESSPL parameters in the ROSGBL.
  • After upgrading MVS and/or JES, you must reassemble MRO6010, ROSGBL.
  • You need to modify the SMP/E procedure, CAIRO60 with updated syslibs to match z/OS system specifications.  
  • JES2 users must reinstall MRO6029, ROJES2XT to enable users to print the files from a job file.
  • JES3 local users must reinstall MRO6015, IATUX30 that's applicable to your system. It is required by the CA Roscoe job facility.

Note: JES3 Global users are not required to install IATUX30.

 

Additional Information:

TEC492317 I would like to upgrade CA Roscoe ahead of the z/OS upgrade? Can I do it?
Refer to the CA Roscoe 6.0 MVS System Reference Guide for more information.