End of Life Announcement for Chorus Software Manager
24 March 2022
To: Chorus Software Manager Customers
From: Broadcom’s Chorus Software Manager Product Team
Subject: End of Life Announcement for Chorus Software Manager
On behalf of CA Technologies, a Broadcom company (“Broadcom”), we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services that best meet the needs of our customers. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success and to help our customer base achieve their strategic business initiatives, we are investing our resources in z/OSMF for software management, and will be discontinuing technical support on Chorus Software Manager. In accordance with the terms and conditions, guidelines, and parameters of Broadcom’s support program, documented in the Broadcom Software Maintenance Policy Handbook, please consider this email your written notification of End of Life for Chorus Software Manager. This notification means Chorus Software Manager will no longer be enhanced and maintenance and technical support, including self-service support, will be discontinued effective June 30, 2023.
We are excited about the future of z/OSMF for software management and all the benefits the cross-vendor solution will bring to our customers including:
Software installation using z/OSMF portable software instances
Portable software instances represent the next step in collaboration between major mainframe software vendors. Software Management in z/OSMF can be used to deploy portable software instances and serves as a common installer delivering a consistent user experience across vendors. More information is available here.
Software configuration using z/OSMF workflows
After you install your product on a mainframe system, you can use z/OSMF workflows to configure the product software instance. z/OSMF workflows help automate the deployment and configuration of a product instance. z/OSMF workflows are designed to significantly reduce the time that is required to perform these tasks.
Software maintenance installation using Software Update in z/OSMF
The new Software Update function in z/OSMF aims to allow System Programmers to quickly install corrective, recommended, and functional updates to your system. z/OSMF Software Update offers a simple flow to guide even less experienced mainframe System Programmers through a maintenance operation in a matter of minutes. Find more details here.
Interested in learning more about Broadcom’s implementation of the new software management standard using z/OSMF and the tools that can help you transition from Chorus Software Manager? Try our new web-based training at Learning@Broadcom. Details can be found here.
Should you need any assistance with developing a migration strategy, understanding these new features, or implementing z/OSMF for software management, our implementation Services partners can help. Please contact your local account representative for more information on how they can help. To connect, learn, and share with other customers, join and participate in our Chorus Software Manager Community.
Your success is very important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.
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