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I need to remove some disks assigned to CA-ALLOCATE storage pool.

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Article ID: 238911

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Allocate DASD Space and Placement

Issue/Introduction

Needing to remove some disks assigned to CA-ALLOCATE pool, on SMS it was possible to  set the volume xxxxxx to DISNEW status, and when the volume is fully empty it would return to DISNEW.

Is it possible to do the same with CA-ALLOCATE? On other words, how is it possible to put some volumes to not be used anymore, and when they become empty in order to return to spare disks?  This disks are non-sms. and they are part of CA-ALLOCATE only.

For example, how can the  CA-Allocate disks ONL61Y / ONL61Z / ONL62I / ONL62J be marked to avoid new allocations by CA-ALLOCATE:

This is  the CA-ALLOCATE storage group:

Z200    BROWSE    SB9MA.MAPRMK.VAM.RULES
           Name     Prompt       Size   
_________ VDSTORGP *Browsed        58  2


ONL67*   05         ONLINE,ONLBB,ONLB5,ONLEOV 
ONL66*   05         ONLINE,ONLB1,ONLB5,ONLEOV 
ONL65*   05         ONLINE,ONLB1,ONLB5,ONLEOV 
ONL64*   05         ONLINE,ONLBA,ONLB5,ONLEOV 
ONL63*   05         ONLINE,ONLB2,ONLB5,ONLEOV 
ONL62*   05         ONLINE,ONLBB,ONLB5,ONLEOV 
ONL61*   05         ONLINE,ONLB7,ONLB6,ONLEOV 
ONL60*   05         ONLINE,ONLB3,ONLB6,ONLEOV 

 

How is it possible in CA-allocate? Would it be an exclude ?

Environment

Release : 12.5

Component : Allocate DASD Space and Placement

Resolution

You can put an E in column 15 to exclude the volume or pattern in your VDSTORGP 

For example:

ONL     05   E    ONL612,ONL62* 

                   ^--- col 15

this would exclude ONL612 and allow allocation on all other ONL61*