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Using SDSF to Control Job Processing 2.4


7 hours


The SDSF - Using SDSF to Control Job Processing course describes how job activity can be displayed using the Input, Display Active and Status SDSF panels. It discusses how the attributes of jobs including their status, can be modified by overtyping existing values, or by entering commands. Control of overall batch job activity through the use of MAS, Scheduling Environments and Initiators is also discussed.


Operations and programming staff that use SDSF to monitor and manipulate batch job activity.


Completion of the SDSF Concepts and Operation course or equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Display job, started task and TSO user activity
  • Modify the attributes of jobs
  • Control the system components associated with job workflow

Course Content

Displaying Job Activity

Understanding Job Processing
Displaying Input Queue Activity
Using the Display Active Users Panel
Job Activity through the Status Panel

Modifying Job Attributes

Modifying a Job's Class
Updating Job Priority
Changing a Job's Service Class
Updating a Job's Execution Node, System Affinity and Scheduling Environment
Quiescing and Resuming Jobs

Managing Job Workflow

Displaying MAS Activity
Updating MAS Definitions
Starting, Stopping and Resetting a MAS Member
Accessing Scheduling Environment Data
Displaying and Updating Resources Used by Scheduling Environments
Listing Jobs Using a Scheduling Environment

Controlling Job Initiation

Accessing Job Class Definitions
Understanding the Attributes Associated with Job Classes
Displaying JES2 and WLM Initiators Information
Starting, Stopping and Halting JES2 Initiators
Modifying JES2 Initiator Attributes

Controlling Individual Job Activity

Holding and Releasing a Job
Starting a WLM Job Immediately
Cancelling a Job
Requeuing a Job for Execution
Stopping and Cancelling a Started Task

SDSF - Using SDSF to Control Job Processing Mastery Test

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