Why is message U11-118 INITIALIZATION FAILED, SSN='nnnn' NOT FOUND occurring?

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question: 

Why is message U11-118 INITIALIZATION FAILED, SSN=nnnn NOT FOUND occurring?

Answer: 

U11-118 can occur if the initialization of CA 11 failed.   The U11-118 message is issued for the following reason:

 

CAIRIM did not successfully initialize the CA 11 subsystem.

OR

CA 11 is up or the attempt to start CA 11 failed.   Please verify that CA 11 started task initialized successfully. If CA 11 is did not initialized completely, check for other messages that cause the start up to fail.

 

NOTE:

 The current documentation has a mix up with the U11-118 message due to the same message ID being inadvertently being used for two different messages.  This is slated to be updated. 

If the text of your U11-118 message is 'INITIALIZATION FAILED, SSN=nnnn NOT FOUND’ instead of ‘DYNCLEAN=NO NOT ALLOWED; DYNAMICALLY CREATED DD RECORDS EXIST; MANUAL FORMAT REQUIRED’ then you do not have an issue with DYNCLEAN.  The issue in this case is related to the failure with the initialization of CA 11.    If the text of your U11-118 messages refers to DYNCLEAN, please see the CA 11 Message Guide  for the appropriate action for to take.

 

As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA Workload Restart Option for z/OS Scheduler if you have further questions.