ENDED_VANISHED status

Document ID : KB000090085
Last Modified Date : 14/04/2018
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Issue:
ENDED_VANISHED status
Resolution:
Detailed Description and Symptoms

Job shows ENDED_VANISHED in the Activities Window.

If the Agent runs across a status change or an erroneous attempt to retrieve the status while checking a Job (rarely occurs), the Job's status cannot clearly be determined.

Investigation

The 'Job Messenger Program' runs at the beginning and ending of each job for the OS/390 Executor, which is how Automic detects the start and end of jobs. If the appropriate DD statements have been included, this enables the 'Job Messenger Program' to establish a TCP/IP connection and communicate the status of a job to the Executor.

When a JCL-error occurs, the 'Job Messenger Program' does not run and the Executor is not updated on a job's status. The job is not active any more due to the JCL-error; however, its final status is not reported back to Executor as "ENDED" by the Job Messenger. The Executor reports a status of "ENDED_VANISHED" to the Automic server for this job. The Post-Process tab can be used for reading the report and adjusting the end status to something more useful to you.

Solution

The parameter vanishedretry= in the Agent's .ini that may be used to specify how many times the Agent retries to check the status before it reports the status "ENDED_VANISHED".

Information on this parameter can be found in the Automic documentation under Administration Guide, Configuration, Structure of the Configuration Files, Agents, z/OS Agent.

Another option is to change the status of the job based on what is found in the Report.

Information on this can be found in the Automic documentation under Sample Collection > Setting End Status depending on Report Content