Acquire Your Product 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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This image shows the workflow for a system programmer to acquire a product pax file using CA Chorus Software Manager.
  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
.