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SDSF – Controlling and Managing Jobs 2.5


3 hours



The SDSF – Controlling and Managing Jobs course describes how a submitted job uses its job class to determine the type of initiator that will select it, and shows how job class attributes can be modified. SDSF actions used to start, hold, and terminate batch jobs and started tasks, is also presented.


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


Completion of the SDSF – Job Activity Basics course, or equivalent knowledge.


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

  • Modify job class attributes
  • Define classes to JES2 initiators and enter commands to stop and start them
  • Hold and release a batch job
  • Cancel and purge a batch job or started task

Course Content

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 – Controlling and Managing Jobs 2.5 Mastery Test