Tape Scan fails with SVM8811E and RC=08 or Tape Scan abends with C03 or A03, after a message that includes: SVM8901I (RTSTC000)

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    PRODUCT:

    MainView SRM Reporting


    COMPONENT:

    MainView SRM Reporting


    APPLIES TO:

    MainView SRM Reporting 7.9.00, MainView SRM Reporting 7.8.00



    PROBLEM:

    Tape Scan fails with SVM8811E and RC=08 or Tape Scan abends with C03 or A03, after a message that includes: SVM8901I (RTSTC000)

    Example:
    SVO5101I TAPE SCAN STARTED                                                       
    SVO5102I TAPE SCAN COLLECTION DATA SET: MVSRM.TSCAN.D200130.T030150.TAPESCN 
    SVM8813I (RTSUT100) Define Cluster for LDS failed (RC=0056)                      
    SVM8811E (RTSTC100) Unable to write RMM Volume record                            
    SVO5103I TAPE SCAN ENDED. RC=08                                                  

    Or

    ABEND C03 OR A03 DURING TAPE SCAN AFTER ESTAI ROUTINE ENTERED FOR RTSDS100.                                               
    Abend SC03 or SA03 occurs during tape scan after message  
    SVM8901I (RTSTC000) ESTAI ROUTINE ENTERED FOR RTSDS100    
    Completion Code = C03000 Reason = N/A                     


    CAUSE:

    Large Tape Scan data sets don't have enough space on the volumes specified in TAPE_CVOL for a new VSAM linear dataset.


    SOLUTION:

    BACKGROUND:
    Tape Scan was originally written to use the non-SMS volumes specified in the TAPE_CVOL SMMSYSxx parameter for all of the tape scan datasets.
    Those datasets can be large and some customers have activated MainView SRM SVALLOC to handle secondary space requirements and volume additions. It can happen that a customer does not have enough space on the volumes specified in TAPE_CVOL for a new VSAM linear dataset.
    The BSCAN and MSCAN "reuse" application name process "borrowed" some of the linear data set creation process from tape scan but also used a VSCAN storage class parameter. That BSCAN/MSCAN final allocation process created those data sets with three candidate volumes.

    In version 7.9.00, and with BPG7459 in version 7.8.00, MV SRM took advantage of the "reuse" changes to use TAPE_VSCLAS= to generate tape scan VSAM datasets on volumes in a storage class with three candidate volumes so that the TAPE_CVOL volumes would have more space for the non-VSAM datasets.

    Specifying a storage class for TAPE_VSCLAS in parmlib member SMMSYSxx will enable tape scan to run with fewer space related problems.

    SOLUTION:  Add parameter TAPE_VSCLAS to SMMSYSxx member:

    Use the parameter to specify a storage class for the VSAM data sets that tape-scan processing creates. The VDR view indicates the number of cataloged and uncataloged data sets that are contained on a tape volume and whether the volume is externally managed. 

    TAPE_VSCLAS=                                                    
                                                                    
    Purpose:   Specifies the storage class name to assign to the    
               the VSAM linear data sets created by tape scan.      
                                                                    
    Syntax:    TAPE_VSCLAS=storageClass                             
                                                                    
               The variable storageClass represents one to eight    
               alphanumeric characters of a valid storage class name
               defined to your environment.                         
                                                                    
    Required:  No                                                   
                                                                    
    Default:   None                                                 

     


    Article Number:

    000184492


    Article Type:

    Solutions to a Product Problem



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