Functionally rich yet very easy to use, the Advanced Job Scheduler incorporates some important features not found in other Job Schedulers.
Multiple dependences allow a job to be conditioned on the status of other jobs and jobs can be submitted to different iSeries servers and even to other platforms and the jobs can also be tracked on those machines.
Advanced scheduling patterns are possible by using the standard calendar features, third party calendars or by a user program using the Job Scheduler's unique calendar parameters.
- Halcyon Advanced Job Scheduler can start jobs on another LPAR or on another IBM i server or any other system that runs a remote executing daemon, such as Windows or Unix server
- Jobs can be run either sequentially or concurrently within a group
- Multiple dependencies allow a job to be conditioned on the status of other Advanced Job Scheduler jobs, either locally or on networked System i servers
- Multiple calendars are supported and can be used either directly as schedule data, or to set exceptions to regular pattern schedules
- LDA and job switches can be passed from one job to another
- Includes support for substitution variables. These can represent character strings, numbers, dates or times and can be constants or calculated values
- User programs allow unusual schedule patterns to be programmed without resorting to calendars. You can also use a user program to interface to a third party calendar
- Infrequently run jobs, such as those included in year-end processing, can be pre-programmed by experienced staff so that junior or trainee operators don’t have to make those decisions
- Make more effective use of systems resources – jobs can be scheduled to run at the best time for your system, your operators and your users