You can view all available Software AG product versions and check the dates when their maintenance ends by visiting Software AG's Empower web site at https://empower.softwareag.com/:
Log in to Empower.
Select the required filter criteria from the drop-down list boxes and click on thebutton.
A list of supported Software AG products that meet the filter criteria is shown. In addition, the end-of-standard-maintenance dates are indicated in the EOM column.
If you mark Show prior Product Versions, only product versions that are out of maintenance are listed.
This release of Natural provides new versions of the Natural add-on products (or subcomponents) listed in the following table. These versions contain
early warnings and
applied to their respective predecessor versions as error corrections.
The Zap solutions and fixes mentioned in the following table can be downloaded from the Product Fixes section of the Software AG Empower website at https://empower.softwareag.com/.
|Product Name||Product Code||Version|
|Natural Advanced Facilities||NAF||8.2.8|
|Natural CICS Interface||NCI||8.2.8|
|8.3.5 (z/OS only)|
|Natural Com-plete/SMARTS Interface||NCF||8.2.8|
|8.3.6 (z/OS only) if Com-plete Version 6.8.1 Cumulative Fix 16 and SMARTS Version 3.3.1 Cumulative Fix 31 are installed|
|Natural Development Server||NDV||9.1.2|
|Natural for DB2||NDB||8.4.3|
|Natural for DL/I||NDL||8.2.8 (z/OS only)|
|Natural for VSAM||NVS||8.2.8|
|Natural IMS TM Interface||NII||8.2.8|
|Natural openUTM Interface||NUT||8.2.8|
|Natural Optimizer Compiler (*)||NOC||8.3.6|
|8.4.1 (z/OS only)|
|Natural RPC (*)||RPC||8.2.8 (RPC is a separate subcomponent of Natural)|
|Natural SAF Security||NSF||8.2.8|
|Natural TIAM Interface||NRT||8.2.8|
|Natural TSO Interface||NTI||8.2.8|
|Natural Web I/O Interface||NWO||9.1.2 (server)|
|Natural Batch for zIIP (*)||NAZBT||8.2.8|
|Natural for CICS for zIIP (*)||NAZCI||8.3.5|
|Natural for Com-plete for zIIP (*)||NAZCO||8.3.6|
|Natural for IMS for zIIP (*)||NAZNI||8.3.5|
* Product-specific changes and/or enhancements are described in New and Changed Features of Natural Add-On Products.
Natural Version 8.2.8 and the add-on products released with this version support the minimum versions and fixes (or higher) of the optional Software AG products listed in the following table. In general, Software AG recommends using the latest product versions supported by Natural to take advantage of new features and enhancements provided by these products.
|Product Name||Product Code||Minimum Version|
8.3.4 with Zap AO834004 (
|Adabas CICS Interface||ACI||8.3
8.4.1 LX if Natural for CICS for zIIP is installed
|Adabas IMS/TM Interface||AII||8.3|
|Adabas Online System||AOS||8.3|
|Adabas Text Retrieval||TRS||2.1.4|
|Com-plete||COM||6.8.1 Cumulative Fix 16 with SMARTS Version 3.3.1 Cumulative Fix 31|
|Entire Event Management||NCL||2.2.1 (2.1.2 for z/VSE)|
|Entire Net-Work||WCP||6.3.2 (This product is required if you are using Natural Security in a heterogeneous environment.)|
|Entire Output Management||NOM||3.4.3|
|Entire System Server||NPR||3.6.1|
|Entire Transaction Propagator||ETP||1.5.2
Apply Zaps ET52001 and ET52003 (for ETP) to use ETP with Adabas Version 8. If you are also using the additional Entire Transaction Propagator CICS Interface (ETC), in addition, apply Zap EZ52005 (for ETC).
|International Components for Unicode for Software AG||ICS||2.2.2, 3.1.1|
|Mainframe License Check||MLC||1.3.6|
|Natural Business Services||NBS||8.2.2|
|Natural Document Management||NDM||1.6.3 with Service Pack I001 applied|
|Natural Web I/O Interface||NWO||1.3.18 (client)|
|Predict Application Control||PAC||2.6.1|
2.7.2 Cumulative Fix 22 for BS2000
3.3.1 Cumulative Fix 31 for z/OS
3.3.1 Cumulative Fix 31 for z/VSE
|System Automation Tools||SAT||3.4.3|
(before: EntireX Communicator)
9.5.1 for z/OS
Although it may be technically possible to run versions of other Software AG products which are older than the ones listed above with a new version of Natural, this is not recommended because, for legal reasons, Software AG cannot continue to support such combinations and cannot make any statements about whether it is technically possible to run a new version of Natural with versions of other Software AG products which are older than the ones listed above.