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SYSVIEW: SPACE command requires VOLSER parameter

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Article ID: 203557

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Products

SYSVIEW Performance Management

Issue/Introduction

Upgrading recently to SYSVIEW 16.0 and using the command: 

SPACE ,,,stgname     (there are 3 commas there) 

to get space information for all volumes in a storage group.

This command now fails with:

GSVX092E <VOLSER> PARAMETER REQUIRED BY SPACE COMMAND

The command: 

SPACE *,,,stgname works the way it should.

PTF SO14768 is already applied.

 

Environment

SYSVIEW 16.0 & 15.0 - z/OS supported releases - 

 

Resolution

Using the masking character with the SPACE command was changed with PTF SO14533.

This was to avoid the large overhead of evaluating all DASD volumes. However, the PTF contains the following statement: 

o  Updates to the SPACE command that requires a <volser> to be passed
as a parameter. This is to avoid obtaining space data for all DASD
devices when no parameter was specified. If you want to retain
prior behavior, you can set the default parameter to the variable
length mask character in your user profile:
 
SET DEFAULTPARMS,&VLMC,SPACE

So you can set it back to the way you had it, knowing there is overhead involved with issuing the command.