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JES2 – Advanced – Tips and Tricks 2.5


30 minutes



This course contains many JES2-related tips, tricks, techniques and best-practice items that you may find useful in your day-to-day activities. It covers several new areas of functionality associated with recent z/OS releases.


Senior operators and systems programmers requiring in-depth JES2 knowledge.


It is assumed that the student has successfully completed all previous JES2 courses in this curricula, or has equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course, the student will be able to describe how job groups are used, and managed, and the JES2 commands used to control them and the jobs within them. They will also be able to describe how duplicate jobs are monitored.

Course Content

Tips and Tricks – JES2

Running Jobs in Parallel
JES2 Commands for Managing Job Groups
Resubmitting a Failed Group Job
Holding and Releasing a Job Group
Cancelling a Job Group
Deadline Scheduling
Tracking Duplicate Jobs
Disk Reader Support
JES2 Backup
Dynamically Manage JES2 Startup
Displaying JES2 Resource Information Using the LIMITS MASVIEW Command
Spool Compression
JES2 Policies