Xmanager stopped with several abends S222

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Issue/Introduction

Suddenly Xmanager stopped with several abends S222 over CA-DB2 Tools UPM Task and  CA-DB2 Tools Health Checker Task. 
  
CSLOG004I Closing UPMLOG   - WRITEs(6) Lines(6) Switch(0)                   
PXM0810 CA/XMANAGER RECOVERY IN PROGRESS (TCB 00AC8178)                     
PXM0811 PSW: 478D0000 96D01A34  LMOD: PXMINICC OFFSET: 00001A34  ABEND: S222
GEN0907 CA-DB2 Tools Health Checker recovery in progress                    
GEN0913 CA-DB2 Tools Health Checker interface termination in progress       
GEN0909 CA-DB2 Tools Health Checker active health check stop in progress    
GEN0910 CA-DB2 Tools Health Checker active health check stop complete       
GEN0914 CA-DB2 Tools Health Checker interface termination complete          
GEN0908 CA-DB2 Tools Health Checker recovery actions complete               
PXM0810 CA/XMANAGER RECOVERY IN PROGRESS (TCB 00AC8310)                     
PXM0811 PSW: 478D0000 96D01A34  LMOD: PXMINICC OFFSET: 00001A34  ABEND: S222

Environment

Release : 20.0

Component : Execution Manager

Resolution

Problem was with the implementation of the Automation product. 
  
First there was a Stop command for the Xmanager started task: P PTXMAN
After 30 seconds interval there was a Cancel command: C PTXMAN 
 
Unfortunately Xmanager did not stop within 30 seconds so the Cancel command was issued with the abends S222. 
  
Xmanager has several Subtasks attached to communicate with other systems, one of the systems is IBM Health Checker or CA-DB2 Tools with UPM Task. 
  
GEN0901 CA-DB2 Tools Health Checker task attached
GEN0935 CA-DB2 Tools UPM manager attached
...
GEN0937 CA-DB2 Tools UPM manager initialization in progress
GEN0938 CA-DB2 Tools UPM manager initialization complete   
...
GEN0911 CA-DB2 Tools Health Checker interface initialization in progress
GEN0912 CA-DB2 Tools Health Checker interface initialization complete 
  
At the Stop command these Subtasks have to be stopped correctly to clean up all the storage and finish Xmanager started task gracefully. If you issue the Cancel command while the Health Checker Subtasks or the UPM Subtask have not finished yet then the storage is not cleaned up correctly and results in next Xmanager start up are unpredictable.
  
The interval was increased to 90 seconds and hopefully with the new window Xmanager will be able to stop all the Subtasks correctly and you will not find these S222 abends anymore.