Limit SHUTDOWN FREE

Use the FREE option of the CA MIM for z/OS SHUTDOWN command only when tape device allocation has been quiesced.
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Use the FREE option of the CA MIM for z/OS SHUTDOWN command only when tape device allocation has been quiesced.
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The FREE option of the SHUTDOWN command makes any resources in use on the FREEd system available to other tasks running on the other active systems in the MIAplex. If you issue the SHUTDOWN FREE command when tape device allocation is not quiesced, multiple tape devices can be allocated, resulting in tape label overwrites, block count errors, and rewind/unloads.
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Reference
For more information, see Local Shutdown Processing.