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DFHPI0997 PIPELINE encountered empty DFHRESPONSE container after applying CICS TS 5.3 maintenance

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Question

Why would I receive message DFHPI0997 indicating there is an empty DFHRESPONSE container from a handler after applying maintenance to CICS Transaction Server for z/OS (CICS TS) V5.3?

This is the message I receive:

DFHPI0997 05/22/2017 16:12:01 REGNNAME TASK PIPELINE PIPENAME WEBSERVICE.
THE CICS PIPELINE MANAGER HAS ENCOUNTERED AN ERROR: EMPTY DFHRESPONSE CONTAINER RETURNED FROM A HANDLER.

Looking at the CICS internal trace I see prior to the above message:

DFHSJ1006 E 05/22/2017 16:12:01 REGNNAME AN ATTEMPT TO ATTACH TO JVMSERVER DFH$AXIS HAS FAILED BECAUSE THE JVMSERVER IS NOT ENABLED.

Answer

It was determined that after applying CICS maintenance that the region pointed at the OLD load libraries but at the NEW z/HFS Files. After changing the region to point to the NEW load libraries, the problem was corrected.

To format the internal trace in the dump, enter VERBX DFHPDxxx 'TR=1' (where xxx is your release level of CICS like 700 for CICS TS 5.3). This is the trace entry that contained message DFHSJ1006:

 F600 TDA  ENTRY - FUNCTION(WRITE_TRANSIENT_DATA) QUEUE(CSMT) FROM_LIST(43AC98C0 , 00000002) RSL_CHECK(NO)
 
            TASK-14926 KE_NUM-00E9 TCB-QR   /008EE1D8 RET-437AF9F3 TIME-16:12:01.6725504409 INTERVAL-00.0000086660        =059445=
              1-0000  00500000 00000035 00000000 80000000  BC200000 00000000 01000100 C3E2D4E3  *.&..........................CSMT*
                0020  43AC98C0 00000002 C4C6C8D4 C5E3F1C5  00000050 40200484 00000050 4027A98B  *..q{....DFHMET1E...& ..d...& .z.*
                0040  00000050 0227A9A2 00000050 4027ACF3                                       *...&..zs...& ..3                *
              2-0000  C4C6C8E2 D1F1F0F0 F640C540 F0F561F2  F261F2F0 F1F740F1 F67AF1F2 7AF0F140  *DFHSJ1006 E 05/22/2017 16:12:01 *
                0020  C3C9C3F1 E5C7F0E6 40C1C3C6 C3C9C3C9  C440C1D5 40C1E3E3 C5D4D7E3 40E3D640  *CIC1VG0W ACFCICID AN ATTEMPT TO *
                0040  C1E3E3C1 C3C840E3 D640D1E5 D4E2C5D9  E5C5D940 C4C6C85B C1E7C9E2 40C8C1E2  *ATTACH TO JVMSERVER DFH$AXIS HAS*
                0060  40C6C1C9 D3C5C440 C2C5C3C1 E4E2C540  E3C8C540 D1E5D4E2 C5D9E5C5 D940C9E2  * FAILED BECAUSE THE JVMSERVER IS*
                0080  40D5D6E3

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Product Synonym

CICS/TS CICSTS CICS TS CICS Transaction Server

Document Information

Modified date:
25 May 2017

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dwa1377448