Unreadable Messages sent from OPS/MVS To NSM Console

Document ID : KB000003894
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

Occasionally, when a message is sent to the NSM console with ADDRESS USS "WTO TEXT( ) NODE(NSM node)", the message text is not being translated from EBCIDIC to ASCII, which makes the message unreadable on the NSM console.

Cause:

The EBCDIC to ASCII translation occurs if the target node is determined to require ASCII. This decision is based on information in a control block build when the target node becomes known to CCI. When the OPSUSS servers are up before CCI this information will not be available in the control block and the translation will not occur.

Resolution:

A quick bypass is to recycle the OPSUSS servers once CCI is up.


When OPSMVS starts before CCI at IPL set the USSMIN parameter to 0 in the OPS startup member so that no OPSUSS servers will be started. Then automate on the 'CAS9850I CAICCI TCP/IP server ready. PORT $$$$ ADDR %%%%%%' message.

When the CAS9850I message is issued with the PORT number of the CCITCPGW task, set the USSMIN from 0 to a value to start the OPSUSS servers.