Incorrect Device Type Allocated Intermittently When All Drives Of A Certain Device Type Are Busy (Doc ID 1016073.1)

Last updated on JUNE 12, 2017

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek Storage Management Component (SMC) - Version 6.1 and later
Sun StorageTek Enterprise Library Software (ELS) - Version 7.0 and later
IBM z/OS on System z

Symptoms


Virtual device allocated when a real device should have been allocated or vice versa.
Tape sharing between LPARs.
smcai78 Device xxxx SSTA skip flag set
IEF292I UNIT xxxx IS ASSIGNED TO A FOREIGN HOST
IEF294I UNIT xxxx IS NO LONGER ASSIGNED TO A FOREIGN HOST

Cause

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