Transition to Continuous Delivery

We have transitioned from an Incremental Release model to a Continuous Delivery release model.
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We have transitioned from an Incremental Release model to a Continuous Delivery release model. The Incremental Release model bundled groups of features and fixes. With the Continuous Delivery release model, we deliver new features as we complete them. The CD model provides more flexibility to select which service stream elements you want to apply and lets us provide you with earlier access to features and fixes. We continue to enhance this version of the
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS
using the Continuous Delivery model, which provides new features and product fixes to you faster with easier deployment. For more information, see Continuous Delivery Strategy.
If you were participating in the incremental release, no action is required. The Continuous Delivery model is actively in use following the release of Increment 8 (IR8). New features are delivered as individual product PTFs, separate from product fixes. Fixes are delivered when needed as individual PTFs, separate from product features. If you plan to install Version 20.0 of the
CA Database Management Solutions for DB2 for z/OS
, download the pax file from Broadcom Support.
After full integration and regression testing with other
Broadcom
products, the enhancement and product fixes are added into CA Recommended Service for z/OS (CA RS), ensuring product quality and the integrity of your environment. CA RS is an important part of a proactive maintenance strategy in which you apply preventive maintenance on a regular schedule.
We recommend that you use the CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval to acquire product maintenance. This service uses the IBM SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER command and can reduce hours of maintenance to just minutes. You can acquire maintenance on demand or by scheduling an SMP/E job to run regularly, which eliminates time-consuming fix searches and the need to select maintenance manually through the Broadcom Support Portal. For more information, see Configure CA SMP/E Internet Service in the Maintenance Common Maintenance Procedures documentation.