After the upgrade from V11.6 to V12 on our LPAR, we get a RC=8, but no further messages in the job, SYSLOG or in the XCOM STC that can assist in determining the problem. When I run a XCOM transfer job from another LPAR to the XCOM r12 LPAR, the transfer is successful, but when I run a transfer job from the r12 LPAR to same other LPAR, I receive this RC=8.
Parameters from the EXEC PARM= override were not recognized.
After removing the //XCOMINIT DD DUMMY statement from their job, the XCOMINIT DD was generated and provided the necessary information to determine the cause of the RC=8 of the XCOMJOB. In this case two parameters from the EXEC PARM= override were not recognized. Once the parameters were corrected the job was successful.
//XCOMINIT DD DUMMY will suppress the XCOMINIT from the output of the job. Please see article: