IC62626: THE TIVOLI STORAGE MANAGER 6.1 SERVER MAY FAIL TO INITIALIZE WHEN A LARGE NUMBER OF DISK STORAGE POOL VOLUMES ARE DEFINED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • During a restart of the Tivoli Storage Manager 6.1 Server, the
    Server will attempt to vary online all of the defined disk
    storage pool volumes.  Individual threads are started to vary
    each of the disk storage pool volumes online and each thread
    will attempt to create a connection to DB2.  A timing condition
    can occur in which a large number of threads accessing DB2
    concurrently can result in all available IPC (or other system
    resources) to be consumed.  This will result in errors similar
    to the following being generated in the activity log:
    .
       ANR1311E Vary-on failed for disk volume /ranpool08/vol135 -
       unable to access disk device.
       ANR9999D_3095886799 DbiEvalSQLOutcomeX(dbieval.c:455)
       Thread<1086>: Invalid handle used from dbiconn.c(1355).
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> issued message 9999 from:
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x0000000100012440 StdPutText
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x0000000100012cfc OutDiagToCons
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x000000010000e51c outDiagfExt
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x00000001001f6688 DbiEvalSQLOutcomeX
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x00000001001f3f04 RdbCreateConnection
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x00000001001f3164 DbiGetConnection
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x000000010021b624 AllocTxnDesc
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x000000010021bab8
       DbiParticipate@AF25_6
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x0000000100070bfc tbOpenX
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x000000010034ddd4 DsVaryOnThread
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x00000001000094a4 StartThread
       ANR9999D_0645605689 tbOpenX(tbtbl.c:4350) Thread<1086>:
       Failure participating on transaction.
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> issued message 9999 from:
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x0000000100012440 StdPutText
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x0000000100012cfc OutDiagToCons
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x000000010000e51c outDiagfExt
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x0000000100070c24 tbOpenX
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x000000010034ddd4 DsVaryOnThread
       ANR9999D Thread<1086> 0x00000001000094a4 StartThread
       ANR0101E dsvol.c(1834): Error 16 opening table
       "DS.Volume.Status".
    .
    These errors may ultimately prevent the Server from starting.
    .
    Platforms affected:
       Tivoli Storage Manager 6.1 Server on all platforms
    .
    Initial Impact:
       High
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: All Tivoli Storage Manager V6 server users.  *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: See error description.                  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION: Apply fixing level when available. This      *
    *                 problem is currently projected to be fixed   *
    *                 in level 6.1.3.  Note that this is subject t *
    *                 o                                            *
    *                 change at the discretion of IBM.             *
    ****************************************************************
    *
    

Problem conclusion

  • A new server option has been added to control how the server
    varies disk volumes online at startup.  Specify
    
      VARYONSERIALLY YES
    
    if the initial vary online processes consume too many system
    resources and prevent the server from starting.
    
    VARYONSERially  YES|NO
    Specifies that the server should vary disk volumes online
    serially at startup, rather than attempting to vary all disk
    volumes online at the same time.   The default is NO (vary all
    volumes online at the same time).
    
    Affected platforms:  AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Linux, and
    Windows.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IC62626

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    61A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2009-08-18

  • Closed date

    2009-08-26

  • Last modified date

    2009-08-26

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Fixed component ID

    5698ISMSV

Applicable component levels

  • R61A PSY

       UP

  • R61H PSY

       UP

  • R61L PSY

       UP

  • R61S PSY

       UP

  • R61W PSY

       UP



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More support for:

Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version:

61A

Reference #:

IC62626

Modified date:

2009-08-26

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