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IT08440: ANR1736E DEFINE PATH INVALID LENGTH WHEN STRING "GES" IN EXTERNALMANAGER PATH AND GRESHAM ELMDT NOT BEING USED

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When a define path is issue for a external library manger, the
    path definition includes an externalmanager option that points
    to the actual external library manager applications When the
    string "ges" (lower or upper case) is found in this string the
    expectation is that this definition is for a Gresham external
    library manager so ELMDT should also be part of this
    specification. If this is not the case then the ANR1736E invalid
    length message is issued as an indication that the specified
    option must be too short as it is missing the expected ELMDT
    call. It is however possible that an external library manager
    that is not Gresham's EDT using ELMDT could have the string
    "ges" within it's path. The reporting customer is using eRMM and
    has a path convention for the external library manager code that
    includes the machine host name which has the "ges" string. This
    path string restriction should not exist and needs to be
    removed.
    Tivoli Storage Manager Versions Affected: 6.3 and 7.1 all
    platforms
    Initial Impact: High
    Additional Keywords: TSM GES
    

Local fix

  • If possible change the path for the externalmanager to something
    that does not have the "ges" string
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:                                              *
    * All Tivoli Storage Manager users of external libraries.      *
    ****************************************************************
    * 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

  • This problem was fixed.
    Affected platforms:   AIX, HP, Linux, Solaris, and Windows.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IT08440

  • Reported component name

    TSM SERVER

  • Reported component ID

    5698ISMSV

  • Reported release

    63A

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt / Xsystem

  • Submitted date

    2015-04-21

  • Closed date

    2015-04-30

  • Last modified date

    2015-04-30

  • 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: 63A

Reference #: IT08440

Modified date: 30 April 2015