I have a z/VM Version 6 Release 4.0, service level 1901 system running CA VM:Tape (TM) Version 02.0 RSU-1901.
The following statement is issued via my userid (FOSTER) authorized for VM:Tape:
VMTAPE MOUNT SCRATCH 181 DSN FOSTER.T0956 EXPDT 06/05/20 ( LABEL SL
The following response is received:
VMTMNT0005I MOUNT '0181' request accepted.
Foster at TKEVM; T=0.01/0.01 08:57:18
Tape 0181 attached
08:57:18 VMTMNT0073I Volume 'OX0286' ready on 0181 (C292) R/W SL.
08:57:18 VMTMNT1112I Ending command MOUNT with completion code 0.
After writing to the tape successfully, a VMTAPE LIST is issued against the volser:
vmtape list OX0286
VOL=OX0286 OWNER=FOSTER EXPDT=2020/158 LABEL=SL CUNIT=C292 36/ENHXF PWD=NONE
LASTUSER=FOSTER LDATE=2020/155 LUNIT=C292 COUNT=104
FILESEQ=0001 CRTDT=2020/155 CTIME=08:57 DSNAME=FOSTER.T0956.EXPDT.06/05/20
TMUSER=Y0000000000000000 TMUSED=Y TMUSEDH=E8
Notice the DSNAME= information; the DSN information via MOUNT SCRATCH (FOSTER.T0956) has been concatenated with the EXPDT information (06/05/20).
Is this normal behavior or a bug?
Using incorrect format of MOUNT command.
Release : 2.0
Component : CA VM:Tape for zVM
EXPDT is an option and needs to be in parenthesis and the date format is
Here's the link to the VM:Tape documentation for the MOUNT command and options;