Why is the XNET startup encountering the error: xntTCP011I TCP/IP HPNS INITAPI complete - retcode(-1) errno(156)

Document ID : KB000006383
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

The startup of the XNET STC fails to initialize due to the error: xntTCP011I TCP/IP HPNS INITAPI complete - retcode(-1) errno(156)

Cause:

This type of INITAPI failure: retcode(-1) errno(156) can be caused by the UID associated with the XNET STC not having an OMVS segment or home directory

defined.  Or, if it does have an OMVS segment and home directory defined, but is not defined as UID(0), the MAXPROCUSER setting in the BPXPRMxx

member has reached its limitation on the  number of processes that a single user (that is, with the same UID) can have concurrently active.

 

Resolution:

The resolution was to define the userID associated with the XNET STC as UID(0) for a UID (0) is not limited by the MAXPROCUSER value.