Acquire the Products Using CA CSM

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As a system programmer, your responsibilities include maintaining an up-to-date repository of acquired product packages that are ready for installation in your mainframe environment. 
CA CSM
 provides a product list that lets you display the list of licensed product installation and maintenance packages and to download these packages. Also, you can update the product list to add external product packages that you acquired outside of 
CA CSM
 so that they are ready for installation using 
CA CSM
.
The following diagram shows the product acquisition process:
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  1. Download the product package from Broadcom Support or add an external product package:
After you complete this process, the product packages are ready for installation with 
CA CSM
.
For more information about acquiring products, see the 
CA CSM
 online help.
Configure CA CSM
Before you start acquiring product packages, configure a Broadcom Support Online account, a 
CA CSM
 account, and the required download settings. If you have previously configured these settings, update the product list.
Follow these steps:
  1. Start your Web browser, and enter the CA CSM access URL, which you can get from your system administrator.
    If the Notice and Consent Banner appears, read and confirm the provided information.
  2. Enter your z/OS login user name and password, and log in.
    The initial page appears. You are prompted to perform configuration.
  3. Configure the following settings:
    • Proxies that 
      CA CSM
       uses to communicate with Broadcom Support Online.
      If proxies are not used, the following port numbers are used: HTTPS Port Number 443 and FTP Port Number 21.
      If your site uses proxies, review your proxy credentials on the User Settings, Software Acquisition page.
    • The USS path to the temporary directory for downloaded software packages
      If you do not specify the directory, default settings are used that you can change later.
    These settings are also available on the System Settings, Software Acquisition page.
    Select 
    Next
    .
    You are prompted to define your Broadcom Support account.
  4. Select 
    New
    .
    You are prompted for the credentials to use on Broadcom Support.
  5. Specify the credentials, select 
    OK
    , and then 
    Next
    .
    You are prompted to review your user settings.
    These settings are available on the User Settings page.
  6. Change the settings or keep the defaults, and then select 
    Finish
    .
    A dialog opens, which shows the progress of the configuration task.
  7. Select the 
    Settings
     tab, and review other settings, as needed.
    You have configured 
    CA CSM
     to acquire products.
Update the Product List
The product list displays a list of downloadable licensed product packages. To see the current list of available product packages for download, update the 
Available Products
 tree.
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Log in to 
    CA CSM
     using your credentials.
  2. Select the 
    Products
     tab.
  3. (Optional) Update the product list only with packages that belong to specific site IDs.
    1. Select the 
      Edit
       button in the 
      Filter
       section and associate one or more site IDs to a filter in the 
      Edit Filter
       window.
    2. Select the filter in the 
      Filter
       section.
    3. Right-click the 
      Products
       link at the top of the product tree and select 
      Update Product List
      .
  4. Select the 
    Update Product List
     link in the 
    Actions
     section on the left side.
    Updating of the product list with all products for all site IDs starts.
    Skip this step if you updated the product list only for a selected filter.
  5. Confirm the update.
    A dialog that shows the progress of the task opens. When the task completes, select 
    Show Results
     on the 
    Progress
     tab to close this dialog. The task output browser opens, and you can view the action details. Select 
    Close
     to close the task output browser.
    While a task is in progress, you can perform other work. Select 
    Hide
     to exit the dialog and view the task status later on the 
    Tasks
     tab.
    The product list is updated.
Download Product Packages
You can download product installation and maintenance packages from the updated product catalog so they are ready for installation.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in to 
    CA CSM
     using your credentials.
  2. Select the 
    Products
     tab.
  3. Select the product name on the 
    Available Products
     tree.
    The product releases are listed in the 
    Releases
     table on the right.
  4. Download product packages by selecting 
    one 
    of the following options:
    • To download product packages for all product releases, right-click the product name in the list, and select 
      Update Product
      .
    • To download packages only for specific releases, select one or more releases in the 
      Releases
       table on the right and select the 
      Update Product Releases
       link.
  5. View the downloaded packages using either of the following options:
    • To display the downloaded maintenance packages, select the product release icon  This icon indicates the release level icon in CA Chorus Software Manager.  in the product list.
    • To display the downloaded base installation package, select the product gen level icon  This icon indicates the gen level icon in CA Chorus Software Manager.  below the product release in the product list.
The product packages are downloaded and ready for installation.
Add External Product Installation Packages
Sometimes you have product installation packages that you downloaded outside of 
CA CSM
. For example, you do not have an HTTP or an FTP access in your mainframe environment, or the required packages are not available from the Broadcom Support website. You can use 
CA CSM
 to install these external packages according to your organization policy. If you are using this installation option, first add the external packages to the 
CA CSM
 software catalog.
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Log in to 
    CA CSM
     using your credentials.
  2. Select the 
    Products
     tab.
  3. Select the 
    Add Product
     link in the 
    Actions
     section.
  4. Specify the name, release, and gen level of the product, and select 
    OK
    .
    The product is added to the product list.
  5. Select the gen level of the product that you want to download on the product tree.
    The 
    Base Install Packages
     section appears on the right.
  6. Select the 
    Add External Package
     button.
  7. Specify 
    one 
    of the following package types and package details, and select 
    OK
    .
    • UNIX File
      Adds an installation package that is located in a USS directory in binary mode.
    • FTP File
      Adds a product package that is not published on Broadcom Support. For example, a beta version of a product. Specify the FTP host, FTP port, FTP path, package name, and the user name and password to access the FTP location.
  8. Refresh the page to see the added product package.
    The product installation package is now listed in the product list and is available for installation with 
    CA CSM
    .
Add External Product Maintenance Packages
Sometimes you have maintenance packages, for example, unpublished maintenance or a program temporary fix (PTF), that you downloaded outside of 
CA CSM
. You can use 
CA CSM
 to install these external maintenance packages per your organization policy. For this installation option, first add the packages to the 
CA CSM
 software catalog.
Usually, the maintenance is placed as a single package. However, some CA Technologies products have older aggregated maintenance packages that were released before December 31, 2013. An 
aggregated package
 is a file that comprises several single maintenance packages (nested packages). When you add an aggregated package, 
CA CSM
 inserts all the nested packages and the aggregated package itself. In the list of maintenance packages, the aggregated package is marked with the CUMULATIVE type.
Follow these steps:
 
  1. Log in to 
    CA CSM
     using your credentials.
  2. Select the 
    Products
     tab.
  3. Select the product release for which the maintenance applies.
    The maintenance packages for the release are listed.
  4. Select the 
    Add External Maintenance
     button.
    You are prompted to specify the package.
  5. Specify 
    one 
    of the following package types and package details:
    • Data Set
      Adds a maintenance package that is located in a z/OS data set with a logical record length of 80 and with a record format of fixed blocks.
    • UNIX File
      Adds a maintenance package that is located in a USS directory in binary mode.
    • FTP File
      Adds a maintenance package that is not published on Broadcom Support. This option is intended for downloading a PTF to validate it. Specify the FTP host, FTP port, FTP path, maintenance package name, and the user name and password to access the FTP location.
    • Solution
      Adds a published solution from Broadcom Support.
  6. Refresh the page to see the added maintenance package.
    The product maintenance package is now listed in the product catalog and is available for installation with 
    CA CSM
    .
You completed the acquisition process. The product packages are ready for installation with 
CA CSM
.