README Information for 15.1

SI10888 - CA Datacom/DB Complete Release/Version 15.1 z/OS README
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SI10888 - CA Datacom/DB Complete Release/Version 15.1 z/OS README
This document will record any known problems with the z/OS media for the CA Datacom Version 15.1 Core Products:
  • CA Datacom/DB
  • CA Datacom Datadictionary
  • CA Dataquery for CA Datacom
  • CA Datacom SQL
  • CA Datacom MetaCOBOL Support
  • CA Datacom Presspack
  • CA Datacom Fast Restore
The above list of 15.1 Core Products includes one CA Datacom optional component, CA Datacom Presspack, that requires a separate license and LMP code after Portfolio Simplification should you want to use it.
As any additional items are discovered, they will be included in this README.
This release is delivered as the "Complete Release/Version" for CA Datacom Core Products 15.1 for z/OS. All new features and maintenance introduced during the Incremental Release program have been incorporated into this "complete" release/version.
This GA Complete PAX replaces the earlier Incremental PAX for the Datacom Core Products. It is now no longer possible to download the original Incremental PAX from CA Support Online. If there is a question about which version of the PAX you are accessing, the current GA Complete PAX is named DVD01125316E.pax.Z. The original  incremental PAX was named DVD02085657.pax.Z.
All customers should now use the GA Complete PAX (DVD01125316E.pax.Z) for installs and upgrades. Content that follows is applicable only to the GA Complete PAX.
This document is divided into six sections:
z/OS New Install/Upgrade
After installation of the code from the "Complete Release/Version" code PAX, all customers should apply all available published maintenance for 15.1 before using the system.
  • The following solutions need to be applied to your 14.0 environment
    prior to
    upgrading from 14.0 to 15.1. They affect execution of DDSDCLM before beginning the upgrade from 14.0 and facilitate possible fallback to 14.0.
PTF
Product
Release
Description
RO60055
DB
14.0
PROVIDE COMPATIBILITY WITH FUTURE RELEASE
RO67544
DD
14.0
VERSION 14.0 COMPATIBLITY WITH VERSION 15.0
RO68826
DD
14.0
DSF RETURN CODE BDM001 AFTER APPLYING RO67544
RO60006
SQL
14.0
-999 SQLCODE CANT FIND QCBSTMT AFTER FALLBACK TO 14.0
RO72222
SQL
14.0
15.0 CHECK CONSTRAINTS FAIL ON FALLBACK TO 14.0
RO73310
DD
14.0
NEW PANEL MEMBERS TO SUPPORT VERSION 15.0 COMPATIBILITY
RO83447
DD
14.0
FIX ERROR MSGS FROM DDSDCLM TO REFLECT KEY RATHER THAN FIELD
RO97811
DD
14.0
REDELIVER CORRECTED SDCTRNS AND DD140SD BASIS MODULE
RO98748
DD
14.0
REDELIVER CORRECTED SDCTRNS FOR DDSDCLM
  • The following solutions need to be applied to your 15.0 environment
    prior to
    upgrading from 15.0 to 15.1:
PTF
Product
Release
Description
RO97875
DD
15.0
CORRECTIONS TO 14.0 AND 15.X BASIS MODULES FOR DDSDCLM
RO98147
DD
15.0
FOREIGN KEYS GET DDPIIN0001 ERRONEOUSLY
  • If you are installing from the 15.1 "Complete Release/Version" PAX, since the following solutions fix problems in the install and upgrade process itself, these solutions must be applied to your 15.1 environment
    before
    running the install jobs, or you will not be successful:
PTF
Product
Release
Description
SO10580
DB
15.1
UPGRADE PROCESS FOR HISTORY DATABASE
SO11882
DB
15.1
ADD DB Z/OSMF WORKFLOWS FOR CONFIGURATION AND UPGRADE
SO15490
DD
15.1
DDSDCLM INCORRECT BASIS MODULE
  • Refer to the Install Your Product using SMP/E JCL topic for changes in the installation process using PAX ESD.
  • When installing using CA Chorus Software Manager (CSM), if performing "Custom Installation,"  note that there are 3 "Installation Features" that are required:
    • CA Datacom Datadictionary
    • CA Datacom SQL
    • CA Datacom/DB
    • "CA Datacom Datadictionary 2" is CICS-specific DD code and is
      optional
  • The FMID for each 15.1 products included in the CA Datacom installation package:
    • CA Datacom/DB (DB)                            CABDF10
    • CA Datacom Datadictionary (DD)         CAADF10
    • Datadictionary (CICS)                            CAADF15
    • CA Dataquery for CA Datacom (DQ)   CADQF10
    • Dataquery (CICS)                                   CADQF15
    • CA Datacom SQL (SQL)                       CAVEF10
    • CA Datacom Presspack                        CAZNF10
    • CA Datacom Fast Restore                    CBAPF10
z/OS Maintenance
Refer to Special Action Required
   (None, as of 02/23/2018)
New Functions, Features and Facilities
Refer to CA Datacom Reatures under Release Notes and Product Information. 
Also, refer to New and Updated Messages under Release Notes.
Special Action Required for Version 15.1
(None, as of 02/23/2018)
Related z/OS Products Support for CA Datacom 15.1
Supported z/OS releases
CA Datacom is supported for releases of z/OS that are supported by IBM. As of 02/28/2017, when the complete PAX became Generally Available, the lowest level of z/OS that IBM supported was z/OS 2.1.
Supported CICS Transaction Server releases
CA Datacom is supported for releases of z/OS that are supported by IBM. As of 02/28/2017, when the complete PAX became Generally Available, the lowest level of CICS Transaction Server for z/OS that IBM supported was CICS TS 4.1. Drop support of IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS 4.1 was announced for September 30, 2017.
CA Datacom CICS Services z/OS customers need to apply the following PTFs, by release:
  • CA Datacom CICS Services 14.0:
PTF
Product
Release
Description
RO67397
DBC
14.0
PROVIDE COMPATIBILITY FOR CA DATACOM/DB 15.0
  • CA Datacom CICS Services 15.0:
    PTF Product Release Description
    (None, as of 03/09/2018)
  • CA Datacom CICS Services 15.1:
    PTF Product Release Description
    (None, as of 03/09/2018)
CA Datacom Server customers need to apply the following PTFs, by release:
  • CA Datacom Server 14.0:
    PTF Product Release Description
    (None, as of 02/28/2017.)
  • CA Datacom Server 15.0:
    PTF Product Release Description
    (None, as of 02/28/2017.)
CA IPC z/OS customers need to apply the following PTFs:
PTF
Product
Release
Description
RO55842
IPC
14.0
VPE BATCH DYNAMIC INVOCATION BOOTSTRAP AMODE31
RO89534
IPC
14.0
VPE BATCH CALLS NON-IDEAL SUBPGM A03 ABEND
RO89477
IPC
15.0
VPE BATCH CALLS NON-IDEAL SUBPGM A03 ABEND
RO89915
IPC
15.1
VPE BATCH CALLS NON-IDEAL SUBPGM A03 ABEND
CA Ideal z/OS customers need to apply the following PTFs by release:
  • CA Ideal 14.0:
    PTF Product Release Description
    (None, as of 02/23/2018)
  • CA Ideal 15.0:
    PTF Product Release Description
    (None, as of 02/23/2018)
  • CA Ideal 15.1:
    PTF Product Release Description
    (None, as of 02/23/2018)
CA SYSVIEW Performance Management (CA SYSVIEW) has been QA tested with CA Datacom 15.1. Customers with CA SYSVIEW need to apply the following PTFs by release:
  • CA SYSVIEW 13.9: toleration support only
    Product Version PTF Description
    (None, as of 02/28/2017.)
  • CA SYSVIEW 14.0: begins full support
    Product Version PTF Description
    (None, as of 02/28/2017.)
CA Datacom VSAM Transparency 14.0 customers need to apply the following PTFs:
PTF Product Release Description
(None, as of 02/28/2017.)
CA Datacom STAR Version 12.0 customers need to apply the following PTFs:
PTF
Product
Release
Description
RO75493
DBSTR
12.0
SUPPORT FOR DB VERSION 15
RO81534
DBSTR
12.0
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR DB VERSION 15
CA Datacom DL1 Transparency (DBDT)
  • DBDT Version 12.0 supports CA Datacom/DB Version 15.1.
  • DBDT Version 2.3 does
    not
    support CA Datacom/DB Version 15.1.
  • DBDT Version 12.0 is compatible with CTS 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, and 5.5.
CA Datacom TOTAL Transparency Version 1.0 customers need to apply the following PTFs:
PTF Product Release Description
(None, as of 02/28/2017.)
CA Datacom 15.1 z/OS Documentation
You can also find the documentation by Web browser search using the phrase "CA Datacom 15.1." Certain content is reserved to CA Datacom customers only. To access this private content, simply sign in using your Broadcom Support Online credentials.
For additional information, see the CA Datacom/CA Ideal/CA IPC Maintenance Grid for z/OS.