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PI27295: RATIONAL DEVELOPER FOR SYSTEM Z 9.0.1 CARMA ENDEVOR 'PREVIEW JCL' ON BATCH ACTION RETURNS "JOB SUBMIT ERROR: UNABLE TO .."

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Rational Developer for System z 9.0.1 - RDz - CARMA Endevor
    'Preview JCL' on batch action returns 'Job Submit error: Unable
    to access JCL Template on the host' .
    
    When CARMA Endevor user selects 'Preview JCL' for 'Submit as
    batch job' option on CARMA User Interface screen, the following
    error is returned to client:
    'Job Submit error: Unable to access JCL Template on the host'.
    The following errors are seen in the host log indicating that
    CARMA server holds an exclusive lock on
    "CRABJCLO" file:
    
    MIM1038I RDZRSE5 contention with CRA19559 OWNS EXCL on PROD
    MIM1039I RDZRSE5 needs SHR SYSDSN
    xxxx.xxxx.PROD.CRA$NDVR.CRABJCLO
    
    In the above messages, RDZRSE5 is the threadpool that CARMA user
    is connected to and CRA19559 is the user's CARMA server that
    continues to hold an exclusive lock on CRABJCLO file after
    Endevor host has completed writing JCL to file and has closed
    file.  If MIM is not installed, this contention can be seen by
    using F1 to gather Data Set Contention information.  In this
    scenario, the "CRABJCLO" file contains the JCL to be "previewed"
    at the client.  The allocation request to download CRABJCLO file
    to client fails and the client is presented
    "Job Submit error".  This problem does not occur at most CARMA
    Endevor customer sites.
    
    A simular problem has periodically been seen with the "SPCLLIST"
    file.  When this EXCL lock exists with the "SPCLLIST" file, the
    drop-down lists (Environment, System, Subsystem...) are "empty"
    on the CARMA Endevor UI screens.
    

Local fix

  • Preview JCL problem: Select 'Submit on host' or 'Run in
    foreground' on 'Submit as batch job' option.
    
    Empty drop-down lists problem: N/A
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED: 01.RDz users who access the Endevor          *
    *                    repository using the IBM supplied RDz     *
    *                    Endevor RAM.                              *
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION: 01.For some users, the IBM Rational     *
    *                         Developer for System z (RDz) is not  *
    *                         able to access some of the           *
    *                         temporary datasets that are          *
    *                         allocated by the host IBM RDz        *
    *                         Endevor RAM because those datasets   *
    *                         are not released after being         *
    *                         updated by the IBM RDz Endevor RAM.  *
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:                                              *
    ****************************************************************
    01.The RDz Endevor RAM needs to release and reallocate the
       datasets that are locked.
    

Problem conclusion

  • 01.The RDz Endevor RAM is being enhanced to provide a new
       option to explicitly request that the datasets be freed and
       re-allocated.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PI27295

  • Reported component name

    RD/Z HOST

  • Reported component ID

    5724T0723

  • Reported release

    900

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2014-10-08

  • Closed date

    2015-01-15

  • Last modified date

    2015-01-18

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

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

Modules/Macros

  • CRACFG   CRAFREED CRAREXX  CRARNDVR CRARPKGS
    

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RD/Z HOST

  • Fixed component ID

    5724T0723

Applicable component levels

  • R900 PSY UI24427

       UP15/01/18 I 1000

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Document information

More support for: Rational Developer for System z

Software version: 9.0

Reference #: PI27295

Modified date: 18 January 2015