DFHSM Configuration Issue - How To Read a 3490 Emulation Tape With a 3590 Emulation Device (Doc ID 1563211.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2016

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek Host Software Component (HSC) - Version 6.2 and later
Sun StorageTek Enterprise Library Software (ELS) - Version 7.0 and later
IBM z/OS on System z

Goal

How to read a DFHSM tape written in 3490-emulation on a drive that is in 3590-emulation.

HSM needs to use a 3590 emulation device type to read tapes that were written on a 3490 emulation drive.

Message:
ARC0500I CANNOT ALLOCATE VOLUME MF5572, DARC=0270,
Dynamic allocation failure 0270 essentially meaning device not found (we have no 3490 devices defined at WGDC)
 

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