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Assign tape scratch pool by the program name

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Article ID: 188887

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Products

CA 1 Tape Management CA 1 Tape Management - Copycat Utility CA 1 Tape Management - Add-On Options

Issue/Introduction

Is it possible to assgin a scratch pool by Program Name?
All tapes created by DSNUTILB should be assigned a specific scratch pool.

Environment

Release : 14.0

Component : CA 1 Tape Management

Resolution

As the PGM can't be used in the TMONSMnn member to assgin a scratch subpool, assign a MGMTLCAS in the ACS routines for PGM DSNUTILB.
This MGMTLCAS can then be used in TMONSMnn as criteria.

NOTE: be sure SMS optiion in TMOOPTnn member is set to EXT, so that the MGMTLCAS will be used during Mount Message processing to assign the scratch subpool.

Additional Information

Valid parameters for TMONSMnn are

DSN
JOB
UNIT
MGMTCLAS
EDM
EXPDT
RETPD

For details see "Scratch Pool Management Definition":
https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-mainframe-software/performance-and-storage/ca-1-tape-management-system/14-0/programming/options-summary/tmoscrxx-options-table/scratch-pool-management-definition.html