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Management Central - File QMGTC/QAYPSYSTEM Damaged

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Problem(Abstract)

This document describes how to recover from a damaged QAYPSYSTEM file in library QMGTC.

Resolving the problem

This document describes how to recover from damage to files QAYPSYSTEM, QAYPSGRPCT, and/or QAYPSYSGRP in library QMGTC. These objects are used by Management Central and can easily be recreated if no backup is available.


Here are some of the error messages that are an indication that one or more of the QAYP* files in QMGTC library are damaged:

NOTE: The file and object names are variable. The message on your system may identify a different file or object name. The messages below are example messages.

Typically seen after a power failure and during a system backup:
CPF3285: Damage found on file QAYPSYSTEM in library QMGTC.

CPF8111: Partial damage on member QAYPSYSTEM file QAYPSYSTEM.


Typically seen when starting monitors:
CPFB972: Management Central object not found on server.
Cause . . . . . : A Management Central object of type com.ibm.mc.client.definition.McEndpointSystem ....

CPFB9AA: Could not start service on Management Central object.

CPFB945: Method not successful.
Cause . . . . . : Method isManageableUnique on class com.ibm.mc.client.defintion.McDefinitionView ... could not be completed successfully.

CPFB976: Management Central object list not retrieved.

MCH74A5: The Java Virtual Machine has ended.

The same types of messages can be seen in a Management Central trace collected using document N1013917: Management Central Trace - Server Side Only

The QAYPSGRPCT, QAYPSYSGRP, and QAYPSYSTEM files in the QMGTC library need to be re-created or restored from backup. If these files are re-created, the system group constraints, the endpoint system list, and the group system list will be deleted. Therefore, whenever it is possible, restore the files from backup. If no backup of the files exist, you can export them using the method in document N1010545, Exporting and Importing Management Central Endpoints, System groups, Definitions, and Monitors.


Note: Due to file constraints, the three files all need to be re-created, or all restored from backup.
Do the following to delete and re-create the files:

1. On the operating system command line, type the following:

ENDTCPSVR SERVER(*MGTC) and press Enter.

2. Delete the file QAYPSGRPCT in library QMGTC as follows:

DLTF FILE(QMGTC/QAYPSGRPCT) RMVCST(*REMOVE) and press Enter.

3. Delete the file QAYPSYSGRP in library QMGTC as follows:

DLTF FILE(QMGTC/QAYPSYSGRP) RMVCST(*REMOVE) and press Enter.

4. Delete the file QAYPSYSTEM in library QMGTC as follows:

DLTF FILE(QMGTC/QAYPSYSTEM) RMVCST(*REMOVE), and press Enter.

5. On the operating system command line, type the following:

For V7R1:

CALL QSYS/QYPSSETUP PARM(V7R1M0)

For V7R2:

CALL QSYS/QYPSSETUP PARM(V7R2M0)

Press Enter.

For V7R3:

CALL QSYS/QYPSSETUP PARM(V7R3M0)

Press Enter.

6. On the operating system command line, type the following:

STRTCPSVR SERVER(*MGTC) and press Enter.

Note: This process does not prevent the file(s) from getting damaged again. If the problem with the damaged object recurs, set up auditing on the files to potentially find out how the files are being damaged.


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Operating System IBM i 7.2
Operating System IBM i 7.1
Operating System IBM i 6.1
Operating System IBM i 7.3

Historical Number

405157488

Document information

More support for: IBM i
Basic System Environment Functions (BSEF)

Software version: 7.1, 7.1.0, 7.2, 7.2.0, 7.3, 7.3.0

Operating system(s): IBM i

Reference #: N1015136

Modified date: 24 September 2012