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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 identify how to monitor batch job related activity by using JES2.

Course Content

JES2 Command Format

Enter JES2 Commands in the Correct Format at the Console

Overview and Syntax of JES2 Commands

Recognize All the JES2 Console Commands and State Their Purpose
$A, $B, $C, $D, $E, $F, $G, $H, $I, $L, $M, $N, $O, $P, $R, $S, $T, $Z

JES2 Printer and Initiator Display Commands

Printer, Initiator, and Spool Display
$D Commands

Monitoring Batch Jobs with JES2 Commands

JES2 Job Processing Messages
JES2 Job Display Commands $DQ, $DF, $DA, $DJ

Monitoring Batch Jobs with JES2 Mastery Test

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