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IT06486: ACTIVITY AND SUMMARY LOG MAY REFLECT PRIOR SCHEDULE WHEN ACTION=COMMAND INVOKING SCRIPT AND ADJACENT MULTIPLE SCHEDULES

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • This issue occurs when three things are true:
    
    1.  The Tivoli Storage Manager client scheduler process executes
    a schedule with "action=command", and the specified command
    invokes a script which executes an instance of the command line
    client (dsmc). This second instance of dsmc, which is invoked by
    the scheduler, is unable to obtain the schedule name from the
    scheduler.   In this case, the server will copy the schedule
    name from an existing session for the same node.
    2.  There are multiple schedules for the same node started
    relatively close to each other.
    3.  Sessions for a prior schedule are still running when
    sessions for the current schedule start running.
    
    Example:
    
    There is a schedule defined called 2000_xyz that starts around
    20:00 and another schedule named 2100_xyz that starts around
    21:00. Both schedules are for the same node. In some occasions,
    for example when the server or client is under heavy load, the
    2000_xyz schedule runs long and sessions for it are still
    running after 21:00 when sessions start for schedule 2100_xyz.
    These new sessions may get associated with schedule 2000_xyz.
    
    TSM Versions Affected:
    Tivoli Storage Manager server all levels on all platforms
    
    Initial Impact:
    Low
    
    Additional Keywords:
    TSM; schedule; activity log; summary; IC54677
    

Local fix

  • Avoid running multiple schedules for the same node close
    together.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager server users.                     *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:                                         *
    * See Error Description.                                       *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    * Apply fixing level when available.  This problem is          *
    * currently projected to be fixed in levels 6.3.6 and 7.1.3.   *
    * Note that this is subject to change at the discretion of     *
    * IBM.                                                         *
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The problem was fixed.
    Affected Platforms: AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, and Windows.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT06486

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63W

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-01-16

  • Closed date

    2015-01-28

  • Last modified date

    2015-01-28

  • 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

  • R63A PSY

       UP

  • R63H PSY

       UP

  • R63L PSY

       UP

  • R63S PSY

       UP

  • R63W PSY

       UP

  • R71A PSY

       UP

  • R71H PSY

       UP

  • R71L PSY

       UP

  • R71S PSY

       UP

  • R71W PSY

       UP



Document information

More support for: Tivoli Storage Manager

Software version: 63W

Reference #: IT06486

Modified date: 28 January 2015