The CA Hardware Interface Service for z/OS enables a product to retrieve information from the Hardware Management Console (HMC). A product can send a query to the service, which in turn interrogates the HMC through the Base Control Program internal interface (BCPii).
In OPS/MVS, the ADDRESS HWS host command environment requires the CA Common Services Hardware Interface Service (HiSrv) to interact with IBM’s BCPii which allows you to perform the following tasks:
- Execute hardware commands through BCPii.
- Retrieve system attributes through BCPii.
- Update system attributes through BCPii.
ADDRESS HWS requires that the INITHWS parameter must be set to YES.
It can happen that, starting the HISRV task, it gets the error:
NS0201 P-FILE: SSMHBI=0
NS0203 ERROR IN ABOVE PARMS AT POSITION 1 - UNRECOGNISED PARAMETER.
NS0205 PARM: SSMHBI=0
NS0209 ERRORS DETECTED IN SSI STARTUP PARAMETERS
NS0104 NMSSI TERMINATING - PARM ERROR.
How to bypass it?