16.10 - Ensuring that UNIX User IDs are Set Up - Parallel Transporter

Teradata Parallel Transporter Reference

Parallel Transporter
Release Number
July 2017
Content Type
Programming Reference
Publication ID
English (United States)

This task is performed by the system security staff or system programmers.

Teradata PT requires that User OMVS Segments are defined.

  • The userId must be correctly set up for USS (UNIX) access. In MVS terms, this is called adding an OMVS segment with a valid (UID/GID) and (home dir).

    If the OMVS segment is not defined, the results are undetermined.

    Teradata PT hangs when the default OMVS Segment is used because IBM (when running the default OMVS segment) does not support some of the callable services used by Teradata PT, among them kill(), pidaffinity(), trace(), and sigqueue().

  • The userId must have correct RACF/ACF2/Top Secret security authorizations to the DBMS and the database in question.