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Version: v2.11.x LTS

zwe init mvs

zwe init mvs

zwe > init > mvs

zwe init mvs [parameter [parameter]...]


This command will prepare Zowe custom data sets.

These Zowe YAML configurations showing with sample values are used:


zowe.setup.dataset.prefix shows where the SZWESAMP and SZWEAUTH data sets are installed.

Below data sets will be initialized by this command:

  • zowe.setup.dataset.parmlib is the user custom parameter library. Zowe server command may generate sample PARMLIB members and stores here.
  • zowe.setup.dataset.jcllib is the custom JCL library. Zowe server command may generate sample JCLs and put into this data set.
  • zowe.setup.dataset.authLoadlib is the user custom APF LOADLIB. This field is optional. If this is defined, members of SZWEAUTH will be copied over to this data set. This loadlib requires APF authorize.
  • zowe.setup.dataset.authPluginLib is the user custom APF PLUGINLIB. You can install Zowe ZIS plugins into this load library. This loadlib requires APF authorize.

NOTE: Existing members in custom data sets will not be overwritten by default. You can pass --allow-overwrite parameters to force update.


zwe init mvs -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.

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.