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VAM0007 CA Allocate ALREADY INSTALLED VAM Task can not be started after it is CANCELed (S222) or abends

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Article ID: 42199

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Allocate DASD Space and Placement

Issue/Introduction

Introduction:

After VAM is CANCELed by the oprator or abends, trying to restart VAM fails and displays msgs:
 
VAM0007 CA Allocate ALREADY INSTALLED
 
It has also been reported that this message is displayed:
CAHC101I Function: TERMINATE        Return Code: x'00000008' Reason Code: x'00000004'
 

Instructions:

If the VAM task is no longer running, then enter this command which will remove
all hooks that are still installed which is what is preventing a normal Start:
 
S VAM,PARM=CLEANUP
 
When all the hooks are removed, then these messages are displayed and the task ends:
VAM0046 CA Allocate SHOULD INSTALL NOW 
VAM0368 CLEANUP *** COMPLETED ***      
 
So, you can now enter the normal Start command:  S VAM
 

Additional Information:

If you had received the CAHC101I message (along with the VAM0007 msg),
then when VAM has been started normally, the CAHC101I message can just be ignored.
Doing a search on it will get a hit that advises a PTF is needed for Common Services.
However, this is most likely not needed when VAM has started cleanly.

Environment

Release: ESBALQ99000-12.5-CA-Allocate-DASD Space and Placement-with Quota Manager-Extende
Component: