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Version: v2.12.x LTS

zwe init vsam

zwe init vsam

zwe > init > vsam

zwe init vsam [parameter [parameter]...]


This command will run ZWECSVSM jcl to create VSAM data set for Zowe APIML Caching Service.

These Zowe YAML configurations showing with sample values are used:

mode: NONRLS
volume: VOL123
mode: VSAM
  • zowe.setup.dataset.prefix shows where the SZWESAMP data set is installed,
  • zowe.setup.dataset.jcllib is the custom JCL library. Zowe will create customized ZWESECUR JCL here before applying it.
  • zowe.setup.vsam.mode indicates whether the VSAM will utilize Record Level Sharing (RLS) services or not. Valid value is RLS or NONRLS.
  • zowe.setup.vsam.volume indicates the name of volume. This field is required if VSAM mode is NONRLS.
  • zowe.setup.vsam.storageClass indicates the name of RLS storage class. This field is required if VSAM mode is RLS.
  • indicates what storage Zowe Caching Service will use. Only if this value is VSAM, this command will try to create VSAM data set.
  • defines the VSAM data set name.


zwe init vsam -v -c /path/to/zowe.yaml


Full nameAliasTypeRequiredHelp message
--allow-overwrite,--allow-overwrittenbooleannoAllow overwritten existing MVS data set.

Inherited from parent command

Full nameAliasTypeRequiredHelp message
--allow-overwrite,--allow-overwrittenbooleannoAllow overwritten existing MVS data set.
--skip-security-setupbooleannoWhether should skip security related setup.
--security-dry-runbooleannoWhether to dry run security related setup.
--ignore-security-failuresbooleannoWhether to ignore security setup job failures.
--update-configbooleannoWhether to update YAML configuration file with initialization result.
--help-hbooleannoDisplay this help.
--debug,--verbose-vbooleannoEnable verbose mode.
--trace-vvbooleannoEnable trace level debug mode.
--silent-sbooleannoDo not display messages to standard output.
--log-dir,--log-lstringnoWrite logs to this directory.
--config-cstringnoPath to Zowe configuration zowe.yaml file.
--configmgrbooleannoEnable use of configmgr capabilities.


Error codeExit codeError message
ZWEL0157E157%s (%s) is not defined in Zowe YAML configuration file.
ZWEL0300W%s already exists. This data set member will be overwritten during configuration.
ZWEL0301W%s already exists and will not be overwritten. For upgrades, you must use --allow-overwrite.
ZWEL0158E158%s already exists.
ZWEL0159E159Failed to modify %s.
ZWEL0160E160Failed to write to %s. Please check if target data set is opened by others.
ZWEL0161E161Failed to run JCL %s.
ZWEL0162E162Failed to find job %s result.
ZWEL0163E163Job %s ends with code %s.
ZWEL0301W0Zowe Caching Service is not configured to use VSAM. Command skipped.

Inherited from parent command

Error codeExit codeError message
100If the user pass --help or -h parameter, the zwe command always exits with 100 code.
ZWEL0101E101ZWE_zowe_runtimeDirectory is not defined.
ZWEL0102E102Invalid parameter %s.
ZWEL0103E103Invalid type of parameter %s.
ZWEL0104E104Invalid command %s.
ZWEL0105E105The Zowe YAML config file is associated to Zowe runtime "%s", which is not same as where zwe command is located.
ZWEL0106E106%s parameter is required.
ZWEL0107E107No handler defined for command %s.
ZWEL0108E108Zowe YAML config file is required.
ZWEL0109E109The Zowe YAML config file specified does not exist.
ZWEL0110E110Doesn't have write permission on %s directory.
ZWEL0111E111Command aborts with error.
ZWEL0112E112Zowe runtime environment must be prepared first with "zwe internal start prepare" command.
ZWEL0114E114Reached max retries on allocating random number.
ZWEL0120E120This command must run on a z/OS system.
ZWEL0121E121Cannot find node. Please define NODE_HOME environment variable.
ZWEL0122E122Cannot find java. Please define JAVA_HOME environment variable.
ZWEL0123E123This function is only available in Zowe Containerization deployment.
ZWEL0131E131Cannot find key %s defined in file %s.
ZWEL0132E132No manifest file found in component %s.
ZWEL0133E133Data set %s already exists.
ZWEL0134E134Failed to find SMS status of data set %s.
ZWEL0135E135Failed to find volume of data set %s.
ZWEL0136E136Failed to APF authorize data set %s.
ZWEL0137E137z/OSMF root certificate authority is not provided (or cannot be detected) with trusting z/OSMF option enabled.
ZWEL0138E138Failed to update key %s of file %s.
ZWEL0139E139Failed to create directory %s.
ZWEL0140E140Failed to translate Zowe configuration (%s).
ZWEL0142E142Failed to refresh APIML static registrations.
ZWEL0172EComponent %s has %s defined but the file is missing.
ZWEL0200EFailed to copy USS file %s to MVS data set %s.
ZWEL0201EFile %s does not exist.
ZWEL0202EUnable to find samplib key for %s.
ZWEL0203EEnv value in key-value pair %s has not been defined.
ZWEL0316ECommand requires zowe.useConfigmgr=true to use.