Share the TMC/Audit Between Different Releases

Document ID : KB000095370
Last Modified Date : 15/05/2018
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Question:
We are currently planning to upgrade from CA-1 Release 12.6 to Release 14.0. The TMC/Audit file is shared across multiple lpars and we're planning to upgrade these one at a time. I need to make sure there aren't any issues with sharing the TMC/Audit files between systems on 12.6 and 14.0? 
Answer:
The TMC file and the AUDIT file can be shared between release 14.0 and any supported release of CA 1® Tape Management System.

If you are running an unsupported release of CA 1® Tape Management System, it is possible that the TMC and AUDIT files can be shared. You can share both a standard TMC or a TMC created with the TMSXTEND utility in 14.0 and earlier releases of CA 1® Tape Management System. 

Please see below about release information. 

Note:
R14.0 is currently GA.

For further information, you can review the "Migration Considerations" section in the Install Guide which will go into further detail about upgrading and other things to consider. 

If you are still unsure about sharing the TMC/Audit file between different releases, contact CA 1® Tape Management System support.
 
Additional Information:
The link to section Migration Considerations is below:

https://docops.ca.com/display/CA1TMS14/Migration+Considerations