FIXCAT HOLDDATA is provided to identify maintenance that is required to support a specific hardware device, software, or function. Fix categories in the form of SMP/E FIXCAT HOLDDATA statements are provided. Each FIXCAT HOLDDATA statement associates an APAR and its related corrective PTF to one or more fix categories. During SMP/E RECEIVE processing, SMP/E translates fix category values into source IDs (SOURCEID) and assigns them to the resolving PTFs that are identified in the HOLDDATA. You can then use the fix category values as source IDs when selecting a set of PTFs to be applied.
If you are using CA Chorus™ Software Manager (CA CSM), you can install service based FIXCAT categories and schedule product catalog updates to receive published PTFs for the products that you have licensed. For more information, see the CA Chorus Software Manager documentation.
Use the following procedure to obtain FIXCAT HOLDDATA manually from Broadcom Support:
  1. Order, download, and RECEIVE published solutions for your products.
  2. Download and RECEIVE the current ERROR HOLDDATA.
    The SMP/E FIXCAT HOLDDATA statements are supplied in the same file as the consolidated ERROR HOLDDATA statements.
    The HOLDDATA statements assign FIXCAT category names as SOURCEIDs to PTFs associated with those categories. The SOURCEID can be used on SMP/E APPLY and ACCEPT commands to install PTFs pertaining to one or more desired categories.
  3. Identify missing PTFs for fix categories by executing the SMP/E MISSINGFIX report.
  4. Execute
    of the following steps based on your SMP/E version to receive the FIXCAT HOLDs:
    • If you are running SMP/E 3.5, execute the SMP/E UPGRADE command.
    • If you are running a prior release of SMP/E, apply the appropriate IBM toleration PTF to prevent error messages from being issued due to these holds. For details, see IBM APAR IO07480.
  5. Apply PTF maintenance to support a fix category.
Example: Apply z/OS V2R3 Maintenance
To apply PTF maintenance that is required to support z/OS V2R3, use the following SMP/E commands:
SET BDY(* Enter your target zone *). APPLY SOURCEID(CA.TargetSystem-RequiredService.z/OS.V2R3) CHECK.
Example: Identify Maintenance for Missing Fix Categories
To identify PTFs for fix categories that are missing in one or more target zones, use the SMP/E REPORT MISSINGFIX command. For example, use the following SMP/E command to identify required maintenance to run our products on z/OS V2R3:
SET BDY(GLOBAL) REPORT MISSINGFIX ZONES (** enter your target zone **) FIXCAT(CA.TargetSystem-RequiredService.z/OS.V2R3) NOPUNCH