AS400 Job Details Test

This test monitors different types of jobs that are currently running on the target AS400 server and reveals the wealth of information on the jobs. This test reports the number of jobs in each type and also reveals the number of jobs that are in clear, critical and warning states.

Target of the test : An AS400 Server

Agent deploying the test : An external/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the target AS400 server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the host for which this test is to be configured.

Port

The port at which the specified host listens. By default, this is NULL

ServerName

This test connects to the AS400 server being monitored to extract the required metrics. Therefore, specify the name of the AS400 server to connect to in the ServerName text box.

UserID

To enable the test to login to the specified AS400 server, you need to provide the test with the credentials of a valid user to the AS400 server. Hence, specify a valid userID.

Password

Provide the Password that corresponds to the specified UserID.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box.

Job Name

In the Job Name text box, specify the job names to be monitored, in any one of the following formats: Description:fullyQualJobName, Description:partiallyQualJobName, fullyQualifiedJobName and partiallyQualifiedJObName. Here, Description refers to the display name of the job pattern that will appear as a descriptor of this test in the eG monitoring console. Pattern can be the full name of the job, or can include wild cards. For instance, to monitor all jobs that begin with the string GLNK, your Job specification would be: DMIRROR:GLNK*. Note that your job patterns cannot include wild card characters in the middle or at the beginning - i.e., for the example above, your specification cannot be: DMIRROR:*GLNK or DMIRROR:G*LNK. Multiple job patterns can be provided as a comma-separated list.  

Sort Value

This test enables administrators to sort the jobs based on CPU Time used, Job Type, Job Number, Job Name and User Name. Administrators can achieve this by simply choosing any one of the options from the Sort Value drop-down list. For instance, if administrator wants to list the jobs on the basis of the type of the jobs, then he/she should select the Job Type option from the Sort Value drop-down list. The CPU Time used option is chosen as a default value for this parameter.

Sort Order

The Sort Order list helps administrators to organize the jobs, that are listed on the basis of the value chosen against the Sort Value parameter, in an ascending or descending order. By default, "Descending" is chosen from this list for sorting the jobs.

Job Limit

By default, 1000 is set as the Job Limit. This implies that the test will report the metrics only for the 1000 jobs performed during the measument period. If required, you can change the value of this parameter.

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Autostart jobs

Indicates the number of jobs of Autostart type processed on the server.

Number

 

Batch jobs

Indicates the number of Batch jobs processed on the server.

Number

 

Interactive jobs

Indicates the number of Interactive jobs processed on the server.

Number

 

Subsystem jobs

Indicates the number of Subsystem jobs processed on the server.

Number

 

Spooled reader jobs

Indicates the number of Spooled readre jobs processed on the server.

Number

 

System jobs

Indicates the number of System jobs processed on the server.

Number

 

Spooled writer jobs

Indicates the number of Spooled writer jobs processed on the server.

Number

 

Source PF system jobs

Indicates the number of Source PF system jobs processed on the server.

Number

 

Jobs in Clear

Indicates the number of jobs that are in various states such as OPN, RDY, PND, SAV and PRT states.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure reveals the name of the jobs, the user name, the job number, the type and status of the jobs, etc.

Jobs in Warning

Indicates the number of jobs that are in the WTR status.

Number

A low value is desired for this measure. A sudden/gradual increase in the value of this measure indicates that more number of jobs are still in the writing state and are not forwarded for printing process. This may create a processing bottleneck on the system. The detailed diagnosis of this measure reveals the name of the jobs, the user name, the job number, the type and status of the jobs, etc.

Jobs in Critical

Indicates the number of jobs that are in the HLD state.

Number

Ideally, the value of this measure should be low. A high value of this measure indicates that more number of jobs are held in the queues. Consequently, the new jobs will be made to wait and the printing process will be delayed.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure reveals the name of the jobs, the user name, the job number, the type and status of the jobs, etc.