ROS108E: ROSGBL INITIALIZATION FAILED - UNABLE TO OPEN SPOOL FILE with z/OS 1.7

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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You may see the ROS108E message above preceded by

IEC143I 213-16, IGG019N,jjj,sss,ddname-
#u,dev,volser,dsname

when initializing Advantage CA-Roscoe.

CA-Roscoe APAR QO81749 will provide support for spool files exceeding 64K tracks and it is available for JES2 sites only by contacting your CA support representative. The APAR will be generally available when it has been tested and approved for JES3 sites.

If you do not wish to apply the APAR, please format the JESSPOOL volumes to no greater than 64K tracks. To ensure that the JES2 SPOOL volumes are not formatted larger than 64K in the future, specify JESPARM LARGEDS=FAIL in the JES2 SPOOLDEF.

The IEC143I message is explained as follows:

16Is the return code associated with the system completion code indicates that the data set type was large format sequential, but the application program could not access the whole data set on the volume
IGGN019NIs the module name
jjjThe job name
sssThe step name
ddname-#uThe DDNAME followed by concatenation number
devThe device number
volserThe volume serial number
dsnameThe data set name