CA Spool main task gets error messages ESF761 and ESF775 at startup.

Document ID : KB000033606
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

During CA SPOOL main task start up messages ESF761 and ESF775 are always displayed.

ESF761 JES->ESF INTERFACE - SUBSYSTEM REQUEST ERROR, RC=00, SSOBRETN=32, SSS2REAS=36
ESF775  SAPI REQUESTS FOR DEST=E32P     DISABLED

Environment:

JES2 JES2PARM is setup with DESTDEF NODENAME=REQUIRED

CA Spool ESFPARM is setup with:

 XFERSAPI=YES (default)
 XFERDEST=FORCE
 XFEROPT=8

Cause:

When the JES2 DESTDEF parameter is set to NODENAME=REQUIRED, the XFERSAPI interface posts the following messages:

ESF761 JES->ESF INTERFACE - SUBSYSTEM REQUEST ERROR, RC=00, SSOBRETN=32, SSS2REAS=36
ESF775  SAPI REQUESTS FOR DEST=E32P     DISABLED

This return code means that CA Spool has requested a SYSOUT for a destination that is not defined to JES.
Since it is not possible to create a SYSOUT for a destination that is not defined to JES2 when NODENAME=REQUIRED is set, CA Spool should not be configured to make that request. 

Resolution:

These messages normally do not require any action unless the reported name IS supposed to be defined in JES2.

Since JES2 thinks the request is invalid, we would never get any sysout returned for it.  

With that being the case, there is no reason to continue to make a request that will always be flagged as invalid.  

With the exception of the request for sysout whose destination is equal to the CA Spool SUBID, the messages can be eliminated by using the XFERNODE parameter on the NODE to remove the invalid request.  

To eliminate the messages when the SUBID destination is reported as disabled, the simple solution would be to define a DESTID equal to your SUBID E32P as follows:

$ADD DESTID(E32P),DEST=Unnn

(where Unnn must specify an unused local JES2 route code)

If the destination is supposed to be defined and it has been added to JES2, you will have to issue a CA Spool REINIT command to add it into the list of requests for SAPI processing. 

You should no longer receive the ESF761/ESF775 messages after this change.

Additional Information:

CA Spool Installation Guide item titled "Add the JES Initialization Parameters"

CA Spool Customization Guide item "Initialization Parameter Statement Descriptions"