This is John Arnesen with NetView and System Automation level 2 support.
A change was made in NetyView V5R4 that causes CLOSE IMMED to be converted to CLOSE STOP if NetView wasn't already terminating. This is documented
under the IMMED option in the help for the CLOSE command. This design change was made to prevent severe actions from taking place when they
aren't required. This change is also part of NetView V6R1.
If CLOSE IMMED is issued again or after a CLOSE STOP or any other case where NetView was already terminating, it is then handled as
the CLOSE IMMED that you were used to.
Here is what HELP CLOSE shows in NetView v6r1:
The recommended order for shutting down the NetView program is:
1. Issue a CLOSE NORMAL command to notify operators of the
impending shutdown and prevent new operators from logging on.
Because autotasks are not directly affected, the NetView
program does not shutdown without further action.
2. After determining that operators will not be adversely
affected, issue the CLOSE STOP command. In all usual
circumstances, the NetView program will close promptly, after
allowing for global keep ENDCMD statements to process. For
additional information, see the endcmd.close.leeway CNMSTYLE
statement in IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS Administration
If you issue a CLOSE IMMED command prior to issuing the CLOSE
STOP command, the NetView program automatically converts the
option to STOP. Issuing a second CLOSE IMMED command renews
requests for all tasks to terminate and sets one minute timers
to issue user abends if necessary. This same logic applies to
CLOSE commands issued by replying to the NetView DSI802A WTOR
message. Note that processing for the MVS STOP (P) command
follows similar processing: The first instance acts like a
CLOSE STOP command and the second instance acts like a CLOSE
3. If you determine that the NetView program cannot shut down
properly or if you require a dump, issue the CLOSE ABEND or
CLOSE DUMP command.
I hope this explains things if you were seeing different behaviors at NetView shutdown.