Reported compatibility concerns with BMC Database Integrity Plus and the CA IMS Tools for z/OS database utilities.

Document ID : KB000003903
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

Several reported problems have been noted with the CA IMS Tools for z/OS database utility products where the BMC Database Integrity Plus (DI+) product has been involved.

 

Current findings at this time indicate the problems reported are with release r12 of the Database Utilities and when DI+ is in the environment.

 

The current reported problems:

 

S378 ABEND executing CA Database Organizer for IMS for z/OS (DBO):

 

- The function is DBO Unload from an image copy. 

 

- IDI0002I Module DBITERA1, CSECT DBITERA1, offset X'3DC': ABEND S378-X'14' 

 

- It is expected that DBITERA1 is a DI+ module.

 

 

S0C4 ABEND executing CA Database Copier for IMS for z/OS (DBC):

 

- The function is DBC image copy in BMC compatibility mode.

 

- Multiple image copy control card sets in a single job step. Several image copies complete successfully before the ABEND.

 

- The S0C4 ABEND is in program DFSPCC30 at offset +4FE.

 

 

S0C4 ABEND executing CA Database Copier for IMS for z/OS:

 

- The function is DBC image copy in BMC compatibility mode.

 

- An entire database is copied, that is all database datasets are image copied (DDN not specified). When DDN is specified, the image copy function is OK.

 

- The S0C4 ABEND is in IMS module DFSXCB00 offset +71A

Resolution:

The sure sign that DI+ is in the environment is the following messages in the JESMSGLG:

 

BMC2700I NO VALID DBI PASSWORD FOUND   

BMC44001I DI+ INITIALIZATION COMPLETE   

BMC44008I DI+ LABEL PROCESSING SUSPENDED   

BMC44009I DI+ TERMINATION COMPLETE  

 

These messages all appear early in processing and just after the following message:

 

IDI5600I LOAD MODULE "IDIDBOI " INITIALIZED.     

Removing DI+ from the environment allowed the impacted CA IMS Tools for z/OS to execute correctly.