AS400 Job Status Test

This tests reports the status of jobs of configured patterns.

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 every job pattern configured.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


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


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


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.


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.


Provide the Password that corresponds to the specified UserID.

Confirm Password

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


To monitor all the jobs in the active state, set SelectActive to True. By default, this flag is set to True.


To monitor all the jobs in the JobQ state, set the SelectJobQ flag to True. By default, this flag is set to False, indicating that, by default, this test monitors only those jobs that are not in the JobQ state.


To monitor all the jobs with an OutQ status, select the True option against SelectOutQ. By default, this flag is set to False, indicating that, by default, this test monitors only those jobs that are not with an OutQ status.


By default, the Count text box is set to 10. This indicates that, by default, the detailed diagnosis capability of this test, if enabled, will provide the details of the top-10 CPU consuming jobs that match the configured patterns. If you want the detailed diagnosis to include more number of CPU consumers, then you can change the value of the Count parameter accordingly.


In the Job text box, specify the job patterns to be monitored, in the following format: Name:JobPattern. Here, Name 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.

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.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Number of jobs

Indicates the number of jobs currently executing that match this pattern.


Duration of CPU usage

Indicates the CPU currently used by jobs of this pattern, in seconds.