We are having issues with an Oracle VSM "VMSMC (V7.3.0)" and VM Tape 2.0 marking several tapes in the pool to BADMEDIA.
We are receiving these messages and then the tapes are unusable. If we later remove the BADMEDIA Flag and use the tapes, several will work but some will not.
VMTHSC0697E HSC server VMSMC ACSRQ=SCRATCH RC= 16 Reason=00004011
VMTMNV0275E Unable to prepare scratch volume 'E01244' -- marked as BADMEDIA in library.
We are using AUTOPICK. Perhaps I am missing a step to resolve this issue with the tapes getting marked as BADMEDIA.
Release : 2.0
Component : VM:Tape for zVM
We suspect this anomaly can be resolved by not using AUTOPICK and asking HSC for a SCRATCH tape.