$NM USS action failed upon restart of Netmaster

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Article ID: 128801

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CA CMDB for z/OS CA NetSpy Network Performance CA NetMaster Network Automation CA NetMaster Network Management for SNA CA NetMaster Network Management for TCP/IP CA NetMaster File Transfer Management

Issue/Introduction

Netmaster 12.2 is up and running but the following messages appear in the Netmaster JESMSGLG when the system is IPL'ed:
 IEA630I OPERATOR ZNMTL001 NOW ACTIVE, SYSTEM=TECL , LU=NMTL
 IAIN0167 (SOLVE) parameter group $NM USS failed. Error message follows
 IAIN0133 Parameter group $NM USS action failed, proc=$NMINWIZ RC=8
*IAIN0143 (SOLVE) Initialization failures have occurred


These messages appear in the LOG1 of the region
IAIN0126 Processing for parameter group $NM USS started 
N12804 SYSPARMS UNIXDBUG=NO OPERAND ACCEPTED. 
IPDI5200 TCP/IP Details for NM01 using IBM z/OS Communications Server
IPDI5270 Checking UNIX System Services Interface for NETMBSYS 
IPDI5272    Checking access to /tmp using /tmp/netmaster.unix.testpath.NM01
IPDI527B    Error: Access to /tmp failed, errno=36 N3AE01 36 - EUNKNOWN - UNKNOWN ERRNO,
     rc=         reason=
IPDI5299 TCP/IP details complete, 1 error and 0 warnings. 
IAIN0133 Parameter group $NM USS action failed, proc=$NMINWIZ RC=8
IAIN0178 Processing for parameter group $NM USS ended, status is FAILED


Logging onto Netmaster shows the screen with failed Parameter Groups and it is always this one:

+- USS - Unix System Services Interface ---
|
| Enable Debug Messages?   ........ NO
|
+------------------------------------------


Actioning the parameter group with no changes allows it to initialize without further issues.
Recycling Netmaster does not cause this problem; it only occurs at IPL. 

Cause

In 12.1, the default method of setting up the SOCKETS Parameter group was IBM:

+- SOCKETS - TCP/IP Sockets Interface ---------------------------------
| TCP/IP Interface Type ........ IBM      (USS, IBM, or IBMV6)
| Inbound Connections Port ..... 2636     (NONE  257 to 65535)
| Retry Interval ............... 00.10    (Blank or time as hh.mm)
+----------------------------------------------------------------------


In 12.2, the default is USS
+- SOCKETS - TCP/IP Sockets Interface ---------------------------------
| TCP/IP Interface Type ........ USS      (USS, IBM, or IBMV6)
| Inbound Connections Port ..... 2636     (NONE  257 to 65535)
| Retry Interval ............... 00.10    (Blank or time as hh.mm)
+----------------------------------------------------------------------


When using a 12.1 INIFILE to bring up 12.2, the 12.2 defaults may be overwritten with the 12.1 values.

Environment

Release: SLOPFC00200-12.2-NetMaster-File Transfer Management
Component:

Resolution

Change the SOCKETS parameter group to use USS instead of IBM and action the parameter group with PF6.


NOTE: This may not correct the problem in all cases. 
If problems persist, please ensure all available USS maintenance is applied.
If that does not help, please contact your Broadcom CA support team.

Additional Information

Netmaster for TCP/IP 12.2 USS PTFs available as of January 27, 2019

PTF        FMID       DESCRIPTION   
SO09499    CC11C20    MZC6310E MZ1USRHK USS CSR PRIMARY ROUTINE INACTIVATED - S
SO08546    CC2D811    NM3040 NCLID 000272: $IPDI52Z 3840 ERROR 52 COND ERROR 
SO08509    CC2D811    NO OUTPUT FROM USSCMD WHEN MESSAGE TIMEOUT OCCURS    
SO08508    CC11C20    NO OUTPUT FROM USSCMD WHEN MESSAGE TIMEOUT OCCURS    
SO07876    CC2D811    $$SYSPRO NMIPDIAG DOES NOT DISPLAY REGION USS ACCESS  
SO07875    CC11C20    $$SYSPRO NMIPDIAG DOES NOT DISPLAY REGION USS ACCESS  
SO07664    CC2D811    BAINWI50 INVALID OMVS HOME DIRECTORY: INVALID CHARS
SO07368    CC2D810    ADD $NM PARAMETER GROUPS: INTERFACE USS AND FILES ZFS
SO07099    CC2D811    BAIPWI12 INVALID ZFS PATH NAME: ERROR RC=8 FDBK=93 ZFSRC=  
SO07072    CC2D811    ABEND S0C4 NM0001U2+706 AFTER SHORT ON STORAGE
SO06976    CC11C20    ADD $NM PARAMETER GROUPS: INTERFACE USS AND FILES ZFS
SO06908    CC2D811    ADD $NM PARAMETER GROUPS, INTERFACE USS AND FILES ZFS
SO06570    CC2D811    TCSH SHELL ERROR WITH -L OPTION
SO06478    CC2D811    ABEND S0C4 IN USS TCP/IP SUBTASK AT EVENTACTION MZ1U00D4+,
SO06416    CC2D811    USER LOGOFF UNIX $UTUSS FLUSH RESULTS IN ABEND N-1U2-01
SO06043    CC2D811    CUSTOMIZER PARAMETER GROUP SYSLOGD DOES NOT REPORT ERRORS,
SO05937    CC2D811    $UTUSS FLUSH RESULTS IN ABEND N-00I-31
SO05668    CC2D811    CHANGE UNIX SERVER JOBNAME FROM IEESYSAS
SO05667    CC11C20    CHANGE UNIX SERVER JOBNAME FROM IEESYSAS
SO04922    CC2D810    SSI ABEND N-Y4S-02 AFTER NMI CONNECTION CLOSED
SO04853    CC2D811    CUSTOMIZER PARAMETER GROUP SYSLOGD STALLS
SO04852    CC11C20    CUSTOMIZER PARAMETER GROUP SYSLOGD STALLS
SO01106    CC2D811    DISABLE .SH_HISTORY FILE CREATION FOR USS COMMAND
SO00554    CC2D811    HIGH CPU IN UNIX SUBTASK NM133
SO00069    CC2D811    $UTUSS FLUSH RESULTS IN ABEND N-2U4-01
RO99982    CC2D811    CONCURRENT USS COMMAND ABENDS N-1U2-12
RO99633    CC2D811    $RM SYSLOGD PARM GROUP FAILS WHEN UNIX UNAVAILABLE
RO99245    CC2D811    REXX ADDRESS NETVASIS NOT EFFECTIVE IN PIPES
RO98847    CC2D811    STACKINFO FAILS WITH USS INTERFACE AND INET ENVIROMENT
RO98761    CC11C20    N1U401 UNIX ENV ID=X ERROR 15 RET RC 113 REASON 1123011C
RO98724    CC2D811    N1U401 UNIX ENV ID=X ERROR 15 RET RC 113 REASON 1123011C
RO98308    CC11C20    NETSTAT OUTPUT LINES SPLIT
RO98237    CC2D811    N5U024E INITGROUPS(USERID  ,GGGG) FAILED:
RO97609    CC2D811    ABEND N-1U2-12 AND SHORT ON STORAGE
RO97359    CC2D810    UPDATE UNIX SECURITY TO SUPPORT DAEMON PROCESSING
RO96925    CC2D811    UNIX INTERFACE NEEDS NM129 IN STC USER HOME PATH
RO96733    CC11C20    UPDATE UNIX SECURITY TO SUPPORT DAEMON PROCESSING
RO95430    CC2D811    USS ENVIRONMENT DOES NOT EXECUTE PROFILE LOGIN SCRIPT
RO95282    CC2D811    UPDATE UNIX SECURITY TO SUPPORT DAEMON PROCESSING
RO95221    CC2D811    $UTUSS ONLY SUPPORTS DELAYED RESPONSES
RO94545    CC2D811    IPNS0807 UNIX SHELL OPEN REQUEST HAS FAILED, CALL=PASSWD
RO94310    CC2D811    UTUSS004 UNIX COMMAND FAILED: UNIX CALL FAILED
RO94137    CC2D811    NETMASTER ABEND N-M40-80
RO93589    CC2D811    NETMASTER ABEND N-1U4-03 USING USS CMD