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JES2 - Monitoring Batch Jobs with JES2


4 hours


This course describes the JES2 command syntax and provides numerous examples explaining the scenarios in which JES2 commands are used. After an initial overview of commonly used JES2 commands, modules focus on the commands used for displaying printer, initiator, and batch job attributes and status.


Operators and systems programmers requiring knowledge about the monitoring of batch jobs on a JES2 system.


Basic knowledge of the z/OS system


    After completing this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the syntax required for JES2 commands
  • Manipulate jobs and SYSOUT using JES2 commands

Course Content

JES2 Command Format

JES2 Command Syntax
Entering Multiple JES2 Commands
JES2 Command Operands

Overview and Syntax of JES2 Commands

Holding, Releasing and Cancelling Jobs
Displaying JES2 Activity and JES2 Device Status
Modifying JES2 Device Attributes
Starting, Stopping and Restarting JES2 Devices
Releasing and Cancelling Held Output
Routing Jobs and SYSOUT to Another Location
Forward Space, Back Space, and Interrupting Printing
Migrating a Spool Volume

JES2 Printer and Initiator Display Commands

Displaying Printer Attributes
Displaying the Status and Attributes of JES2 Initiators
Monitoring Spool Activity

Monitoring Batch Jobs with JES2 Commands

Displaying Job Queue Activity
Displaying the Job Output Forms Queue
Displaying Information about Currently Active Jobs
Displaying Individual Job Status and Attributes

JES2 - Using JES2 in Scheduling Batch Jobs Mastery Test

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