In preparation for removal of OMVS defaults, I cannot get started tasks to work in OMVS. INITUSP still fails.

Document ID : KB000030411
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

In z/OS 2.1, OMVS defaults are removed.  I have followed the instructions in TEC599992 but started tasks will not start.  I have a USER profile record and GROUP profile record created on my test system, but this still fails.  The ACFRPTOM report shows the following:

initUSP RESOLVER * 0 0 8 8 28
05/06/15 15.126 11.50.00 RESOLVER SYSD SYSD
Failed - Current group incompletely defined as OpenMVS group

The id is defined as shown below:

RESOLVER           RESOLVER OMVS RESOLVER 
PRIVILEGES        STC 
ACCESS               ACC-CNT(0) ACC-DATE(00/00/00) ACC-TIME(00:00) 
PASSWORD         KERB-VIO(0) KERBCURV() PSWA1TOD(00/00/00-00:00) PSWD-DAT(00/00/00) PSWD-INV(0) PSWD-TOD(00/00/00-00:00) 
                            PSWD-VIO(0) PSWDCVIO(0) PWP-DATE(00/00/00) PWP-VIO(0) 
TSO                     DFT-PFX(RESOLVE) 
STATISTICS        CRE-TOD(08/31/12-12:25) SEC-VIO(0) UPD-TOD(05/05/15-15:42) 
RESTRICTIONS   GROUP(OMVSGRP) PREFIX(RESOLVER) 

OMVS / RESOLVER LAST CHANGED BY IBMUSER ON 05/06/15-08:33 
HOME(/) OMVSPGM(/bin/sh) UID(42) 

OMVS / OMVSGRP LAST CHANGED BY IBMUSER ON 05/05/15-15:48 
GID(1) 

All the refreshes were done as needed, and even an IPL, but the RESOLVER started task still fails. 

 

RESOLUTION: 

For started tasks to work properly in ACF2, the GSO OPTS record must have the STC option active.  In this case, that was set to NOSTC.  Changing to STC resolved the problem.

REQUIRED UPDATES: 

TSO ACF

SET CONTROL(GSO)

CHANGE OPTS STC

F ACF2,REFRESH(OPTS)

Then restart the started tasks with the problem, or do an IPL if needed for some started tasks.  See the CA ACF2 Administrator Guide, Chapter 14:Maintaining Global System Option Records for more information on the OPTS record.