Add a Maintenance Package to CSM
Sometimes you acquire maintenance packages, such as unpublished maintenance, PTF, APARs, and USERMODs, outside of CAMSM. For example, you are validating a test PTF released for a product. You can add information about these maintenance packages to CAMSM from the Products tab. The process starts a wizard that guides you through the migration.
Sometimes you acquire maintenance packages, such as unpublished maintenance, PTF, APARs, and USERMODs, outside of
CSM. For example, you are validating a test PTF released for a product. You can add information about these maintenance packages to
CSMfrom the Products tab. The process starts a wizard that guides you through the migration.
Adding these maintenance packages to
CSMprovides you with a complete view of all the maintenance for a product release. After a package is migrated, you can use
CSMto apply the maintenance.
Usually, the maintenance is placed as a single package. However, some
Broadcomproducts still 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,
CSMinserts all the nested packages and the aggregated package itself. In the list of maintenance packages, the aggregated package is marked with the CUMULATIVE type.
When you insert an aggregated package,
CSMassigns a fix number to it. The fix number is unique and contains eight characters. The first two characters are AM (for Aggregated Maintenance) and a unique six-digit number follows. The number value increases by 1 with each added aggregated package.
If the aggregated maintenance package has the same fix number as one of its nested packages, only the nested package is added. The aggregated package itself is not available in the list of maintenance packages.
Follow these steps:
- Click the Products tab, and select the product release for which the maintenance applies.The maintenance packages for the release are listed.
- Click the Add External Maintenance button.You are prompted to specify the package.
- Specify one of the following package types and package details:
- Data SetAdds a maintenance package that is located in a z/OS data set with an LRECL of 80 and RECFM of FB.
- UNIX FileAdds a maintenance package that is located in a USS directory in binary mode. To add several data sets or UNIX file packages from the same location, use masking.
- Click OK.A dialog that shows the progress of the task opens. When the task completes, you can click Show Results on the Progress tab to close this dialog. The task output browser opens and you can view the action details. Click Close to close the task output browser.While a task is in progress, you can perform other work. Click Hide to exit the dialog and view the task status later on the Tasks tab.The maintenance package with the related information is saved in theCSMdatabase.To see the added package, refresh the page.