Tapes defined in CA 1 TMC are not inserted into IBM ATL and left in INSERT category

Document ID : KB000048212
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

ATL is shared between SYSPLEX1 and SYSPLEX2. Each plex has its dedicated TMC. A tape defined in the TMC on SYSPLEX2 should be inserted. The INSERT request was ignored by CA 1 CBRUXENT on SYSPLEX1, as the tape does not exist in the TMC on SYSPLEX1, but it was not inserted in SYSPLEX2 and was left in the INSERT category.

Solution:

No tape drive was online in SYSPLEX2.

As per IBM, it is required, that at least one tape drive must be online to process the INSERT request.