In output of TPXOPER D T, why does a real terminal address display with status of inactive? Will we run out of VTs?

Document ID : KB000019727
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

Display Terminals (D T) in TPXOPER is showing a large number of VTs as INACTIVE. Is there any reason to be concerned that we will run out of defined VTs for new sessions?

Solution:

Sample output from TPXOPER D T (Display Terminal):


A99TPXAA - SYSA ************* TPX Operator ********************** TEN0204
 
                              Terminal Summary
                  -------------- Status ---------------     Total
                  Act/Sess   Active   Inactive   Locked     Terms
                   00634     00006     00107     00183      00930
 
    Termid        Status        Status Flags            Model     Logmode
   XVT0011       ACT/SESS     00000000 40008000        PC92-2AG   SNX32702
   XVT0013       ACT/SESS     00000000 40008000        PC92-2AG   SNX32702
   XVT0014       ACT/SESS     00000000 40008000        PC92-2AG   SNX32702
   XVT0017       INACTIVE     00000000 42000000        3278-2     SNX32702
   XVT0018       INACTIVE     00000000 42000000        3278-2     SNX32702
   XVT0019       INACTIVE     00000000 42000000        3278-2     SNX32702
   XVT0042       INACTIVE     00000000 42000000        3278-2     SNX32702
   ...

  • INACTIVE means the virtual terminal is currently opened by TPX, but there are no active sessions to application on it.
  • NEVACT means the virtual terminal is currently NOT opened by TPX.
  • ACTIVE means the virtual terminal is opened by TPX and there is at least one active session on it.

Inactive VTs can be used for new sessions.

The only time to be concerned would be if they were in an unavailable status, then they could not be used for new sessions.