Viewing related versions, releases, or features of a software product

Use the Software Catalog application to display a software product and all of the versions, and releases or features, of it that were found in the software catalog.

In the Software Catalog application, the parent-child relationships displayed on the Product Hierarchy tab represent the software hierarchy of a particular software product, including any higher-level software, related releases, and related versions or features.

On the Product Hierarchy tab, when the current catalog record originates with Asset Discovery for z/OS®, the field values are defined there and cannot be changed here. When the current catalog record originates with any other discovery tool, or as manual entries, the field values on the tab can be changed.

The Product Hierarchy tab presents tree hierarchy-like information, but without actually displaying a tree structure view. Distributed software products offer versions and releases, mainframe software products offer versions and features.

If the software is at the product level, no higher-level data is displayed, but any child versions in the software hierarchy are displayed. If the software is at the version level, the parent product is displayed along with any related releases or features. If the software is at the release or feature level, the parent version is displayed.

The steps for viewing related versions, releases, or features of a software product follow.

  1. On the navigation bar, click Open Menu > Administration > Deployed Assets > Software Catalog.
  2. On the toolbar, display all records for software products, or use the table filter or Advanced Search to filter the records that you want to display.
  3. Select the record whose related versions and releases you want to view.
  4. Click the Product Hierarchy tab.

    If the software type (in the Type field) is RELEASE, the Higher Level Software section displays version data. If the software type is VERSION, the Higher Level Software section displays product data. If the software type is PRODUCT, no higher-level data is displayed.

    If the platform (in the Platform field) is DISTRIBUTED, the Related Releases/Features section displays releases. If the platform is MAINFRAME, the Related Releases/Features section displays features.

  5. Optional. In any table section, click Detail Menu on a Software Name field to go to the Software tab and view more information about the software.