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Jobs "Waiting for initiator"

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Article ID: 226650

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Products

CA Workload Automation AE - System Agent (AutoSys)

Issue/Introduction

Jobs stuck with <Waiting for initiator> message as below.

Job Name                                                         Last Start           Last End             ST/Ex Run/Ntry Pri/Xit
________________________________________________________________ ____________________ ____________________ _____ ________ _______
Murali_100                                                       09/22/2021 05:30:09  -----                RU    139529/1

  Status/[Event]  Time                 Ntry ES  ProcessTime           Machine
  --------------  --------------------- --  --  --------------------- ----------------------------------------
  STARTING        09/22/2021 05:30:05    1  PD  09/22/2021 05:30:07   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxxxxxxx.xxx
  RUNNING         09/22/2021 05:30:09    1  PD  09/22/2021 05:30:10   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxxxxxxx.xxx
    <Executing at WA_AGENT>
  [CHK_TERM_RUNTIME]  09/22/2021 05:34:10    1  PD  09/22/2021 05:34:10
  [STATE_CHANGE]  09/22/2021 05:34:10    1  PD  09/22/2021 05:34:11   xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx.xxxxxxxx.xxx
    <Waiting for initiator>

Cause

When too many KILLJOBS are issued at once this issue may occur.

Environment

Release : All Supported Agent version

Component : CA Workload Automation System Agent

Resolution

You may have to increase the control initiators by default there are only 10 slots. You need to add something like initiators.class_2=CONTROLCLASS,100 there should already be a _1 in agentparam.txt file and bounce the Agent services.

 

Additional Information

For more info you may refer to below link.

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/intelligent-automation/workload-automation-system-agent/12-0/reference/ca-wa-agent-for-unix-linux-windows-or-iseries-agent-parameters.html#:~:text=initiators.class_,number_of_initiators