CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval

As part of our ongoing Mainframe strategy, Broadcom now offers a new maintenance delivery service: CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval. This new delivery method uses the IBM SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER command to acquire CA Mainframe product maintenance over the internet by securely submitting an order for PTFs and HOLDDATA to a remote CA Technologies server.
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As part of our ongoing Mainframe strategy, Broadcom now offers a new maintenance delivery service: CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval. This new delivery method uses the IBM SMP/E RECEIVE ORDER command to acquire CA Mainframe product maintenance over the internet by securely submitting an order for PTFs and HOLDDATA to a remote Broadcom server.
This service can reduce hours of maintenance time to just minutes, making your system programmers more productive and allowing them to focus on higher value tasks.
CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval provides the following benefits:
  • Eliminates time-consuming fix searches and the need to select maintenance manually through Broadcom Support Portal
  • Automates delivery of CA maintenance directly to your mainframe
  • Fulfills orders based on the status of your SMP/E environments
  • Enables scheduling of maintenance downloads
  • Facilitates an easier installation of CA Recommended and Preventive service
With the CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval, you can acquire maintenance on demand or can schedule an SMP/E job to run regularly. The CA Order server supports the IBM-documented order types, which include: ALL, APARS, CRITICAL, HOLDDATA, PTFS, and RECOMMENDED.
If you are an existing CA Chorus™ Software Manager customer, you can also use this new service to download maintenance and dramatically reduce the time needed to download PTFs.
For information about using the CA SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval download option for CA IDMS PTFs and HOLDDATA, see Install Maintenance.