When allocating a CA View database extent, the message received is:
. SARDBI01 Index file allocation failed for view_hlq - ERROR=0214 INFO=0000
The "ERROR=0214" is a MVS return code passed back to CA View, indicating that there is a problem with the dynamic allocation of a unit.
The causes for the error could be due to:
. The user does not have mount authority.
. An external security issue between the user and/or device.
. A catalog / access issue; or SMS/ACS rule problem.
. The requested unit is not available.
In this particular instance, the client did not have the permissions to allocate the data set, due to storage restrictions placed on the volumes.
Someone who had the write permissions was able to do the allocation without error.