Tape Device Allocation

After the GO reply to a pre-mount message, and following the pre-mount processing, IBM® Connect:Direct® allocates a tape device using Defer mounting. If an allocation error occurs, and the allocation error code is in the ALLOC.CODES parameter of the IBM Connect:Direct initialization parameters, IBM Connect:Direct retries the operation.

When device allocation completes successfully, IBM Connect:Direct issues a z/OS-format Open mount message to allow tape management and visual display routines to process the request. The format of the message follows.

IEC501A M,cuu,volser,sl,,jobn,dsn,pnum,pnam,step

Following the IEC501A message, IBM Connect:Direct issues a WTOR to allow you to mount the tape or cancel the request.