Run Update Product Release Regularly

Document ID : KB000047996
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

To help ensure that your CA Technologies mainframe products are current and reduce the risk to your environment, we recommend that you periodically initiate an 'UPDATE PRODUCT' at the release level. This should be done for each licensed product installed. This process compares your current CA CSM software catalog to what is currently available and downloads only what is missing. Thus eliminating the manual effort and allows the support staff more time to analyze the available maintenance and to easily install maintenance as needed.

Solution:

Steps to initiate an 'UPDATE PRODUCT' task:

  • From the PRODUCTs tab, select the desired product and release.

  • Click ACTIONS and choose 'Update Product Release'.

For example:

Figure 1

NOTE: Although CA CSM lets you initiate an Update Product at the product level, we strongly recommend not doing this because it downloads all product and maintenance files for all releases available in the CA Download Center for the selected product. This will potentially download releases that are olderand possibly not needed, could cause confusion, and could significantly increase the space required for CA CSM USS file systems.