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Changing MVCFREE and MAXMVC Parameters for an MVCPOOL (Doc ID 1014812.1)

Last updated on MARCH 14, 2017

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek Virtual Tape Control Software (VTCS) - Version 6.2 and later
Sun StorageTek Enterprise Library Software (ELS) - Version 7.0 and later
IBM z/OS on System z


Changing MVCFREE and MAXMVC parameters for an MVCPOOL.

How to change the MVCFREE and MAXMVC parameters for an MVCPOOL,

How to change the MVC Free setting.

On the CONFIG RECLAIM statement:
THRESHLD= percentage of fragmented space that makes a MVC eligible for reclamation
MAXMVC= maximum number of MVCS that will process on a single reclamation task

On the CONFIG GLOBAL statement:
MVCFREE= minimum number of free MVCs in the MVC pool


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