Installation of z/OS Agent 12.3 fails systematically
Article ID: 187446
CA Automic Workload Automation - Automation Engine
After installation of an z/OS Aagent version 12 following the standard procedure, the agent does not come up because the starting of the STC aborts.
JESMLG Log of STC ============================================================= 07.31.29 STC03383 IEA630I OPERATOR UC4CN000 NOW ACTIVE, SYSTEM=XE23 , LU= 07.31.40 STC03383 IEA995I SYMPTOM DUMP OUTPUT 700 700 SYSTEM COMPLETION CODE=0E0 REASON CODE=00000028 700 TIME=07.31.29 SEQ=00406 CPU=0000 ASID=00A7 700 PSW AT TIME OF ERROR 078C4400 801832BC ILC 4 INTC 28 =============================================================
The Agent log systematically ends abruptly while listing the INI file content and does not go any further, same case if activating traces
Agent logs terminates systematically during the listing of the INI File ============================================================= 000369 20200325/073129.652 - ; The Assembler-based module is used when 000370 20200325/073129.652 - ; 000371 20200325/073129.652 - name=UC4JCLE 000372 20200325/073129.652 - ; 000373 20200325/073129.652 - ; exitFunction: Name of the module's func ==============================================================
The problem is with IBM's recommended DIAG trap set (IGVINITCPOOL) and not having defaultjob class defined in the .ini file, the Automic z/OS AGENT attempts to allocate an extended console. It is this piece of code where the abend happens and needs to be resolved.
z/OS Agents version 12.2 and 12.3
The workaround consists of forcing the defaultjobclass in the Agent configuration.
Enter the following definition 'defaultJobClass =B 'in the WLM section.of the Agents configuration file.
Now the STC will start up and the agent will get operational and will connect to the AE.
Update to a fix version listed below or a newer version if available.
Component(s): z/OS Agent
Automation Engine 12.1.8 - Planned release May 2020 Automation Engine 12.2.6 - Planned release June 2020 Automation Engine 12.3.3 - Planned release June 2020 Automation Engine 12.5.0 - Planned release June 2020