Mainframe Installation and Maintenance Tools


01 March 2024

08 August 2016

The Broadcom Mainframe Product releases are built and maintained using standardized SMP/E packaging and installation procedures. This package includes error holddata, FIXCAT holddata, and product interoperability validation. PTFs that pass interoperability test criteria are designated as Broadcom Recommended Service (CARS). The products are installable using z/OSMF and SMP/E JCL.

Important! Chorus Software Manager (CSM) is End of Life effective June 30, 2023. For full details, see the End of Life Announcement. We recommend that you use z/OSMF to install and manage your software. 

Maintenance Services

Technical Documentation


Broadcom SMP/E Internet Service Retrieval

Broadcom Recommended Service (CARS)

Software Toolkit Plug-in for z/OSMF

Mainframe Essentials

FIXCAT HOLDS for Mainframe Products


Broadcom Mainframe Compatibilities

Continuous Delivery Strategy

Mainframe Maintenance Best Practices

Mainframe Support Network Details

z/OSMF Requirements

PTF Solutions Search Page

Fix Category Solutions Search Page


Simplify the Transition to z/OSMF

z/OSMF Migration Tool Package

Create Service Order Online Interface