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XCFCleanup command

In a sysplex environment, you can use the XCFCLEANUP command to delete inactive members of cross-system coupling facility (XCF) groups.

After you issue this command, XBM sends the resulting messages to the console through message BMC73831I. You can delete inactive members from the target XCF group if they have been in an inactive status (XCF created, left, or failed) for the specified number of days. Deleting all members from a group also deletes the group.


You can issue this command for any XCF group. However, some DBMS systems rely on previous status information and could be adversely affected if an inactive member is deleted from such a group. Before you use this command on any XCF groups other than XBM groups, ensure that the affected product allows deletion of inactive members.

You can run this command in a simulated mode before issuing the actual command. The simulated mode is the default value.

Syntax for the XCFCLeanup command

The following table lists the keywords that you can use with this command.

Keywords for XCFCleanup command




Specifies the number of days during which an XCF group member should be inactive before it is deleted


The name of the XCF group on which to run the command on

You can specify a pattern, such as XBMG*, to run the command on all XCF groups that start with those characters.

You can also use an asterisk to specify all XCF groups.


Runs the command in simulated mode without deleting members

This value (the default) allows you to see what would be deleted before you actually run the command. You can shorten the keyword to SIM.


Runs the command and deletes the members

You can shorten the keyword to NOSIM.

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