T10000B - IEHINITT Fails on ALP Tapes, FSC 40B3

(Doc ID 2068423.1)

Last updated on MAY 24, 2017

Applies to:

Sun StorageTek T10000B Tape Drive - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
IBM z/OS on System z

Customer want to re-label 200+ T10KB MVC ALP tapes.

This is to change the recorded volser on each of the MVC from BAxxxx to BZxxxx
All the tapes were DRAINED and removed for the MVCPOOL.

A RTD was varied offline and changed to 3590 emulation to be used as native drive to run the IEHINITT re-label batch job from the MVS host.


Symptoms

 The IEHINITT batch job fails to initialize ALP tapes with a permanent error FSC 40B3

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FSC: 40B3 RO_FSC_ALP_NOT_WRITABLE
Field Text:
A write was attempted to an ALP that isn't available for writing.


 

Cause

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