Is getting a new common disk on config file changes normal when using the servant facility?

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Products

CA VM:Secure for z/VM

Issue/Introduction

VMXCMN0672I The Servant Facility is active. Attempting to create a new COMMON disk.

Getting a new common disk on config file changes is normal when using the servant facility.

Environment

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Component: VMX

Resolution

Getting a new common disk on config file changes is normal when using the servant facility.

HELP msg info for 672I:

0672I THE SERVANT FACILITY IS ACTIVE. ATTEMPTING TO CREATE A NEW COMMON DISK.

The SERVANT record in the PRODUCT CONFIG file indicates that the facility should be turned on. VM:Secure will allocate and initialize a new COMMON disk to incorporate any changed files that are to be used by the servant virtual machines. This ensures that the data on the current COMMON disk in use by active servants is not corrupted.

A new disk is created every time the VM:Secure CONFIG PRODUCT command is used and the Servant Facility is turned on whether any changes to the contents of the COMMON disk have been made or not. 

Additional Information

Additionally, the old common disk is released for use once no servant is using it. The RECLAIM command can be used in between because VM:Secure only does auto reclaim at initialization.