The API Corner: Monitoring a Job Queue

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Learn the value of using the Job Notification Exit Point.


Back in April, the following question was posed on the MC Press Online CL forum:

"I am looking for advice on how to create a CL that will actively monitor a specific job queue and release jobs. All jobs that are submitted automatically go to hold status because the JOBD for end users is set to this. The business does not want to change the JOBD, so I need to come up with a way to actively monitor jobs for a specific queue and release jobs that are submitted. Any ideas?"

Initial responses to the question suggested using a tool that would convert data similar to what is found with the WRKJOBQ command to a database file and then reading the resulting database to determine if there are jobs currently on hold. Such a tool certainly represents a valid solution, but conversion to a database file also suggests (at least) two considerations. First that the CL program will most likely need to poll the job queue periodically, using the conversion tool to convert WRKJOBQ data to a database file, in order to determine if there are new jobs found in the resulting database fileso, based on the polling interval, there may be a delay between a job being submitted and the job actually running. Second that sometimes the conversion tool may return the fact that there are no jobs currently on the job queue in a held status, meaning that work was performed on the system (the conversion) only to find that there was nothing to do.

Better, to my thinking anyway, would be to have the system tell me when a job has been submitted and allow me to then release the job (if appropriate). Needless to say, there is such a capability and that's what we'll be looking at today. One item I want to point out, though. I'm quite aware that the "API Corner" is published in MC RPG Developer, so you might reasonably expect this article to contain an RPG program. But as the original question asked for a CL-based solution, this month's column will use CL and next month we'll look at an RPG-based solution (and one with a bit more function). I rationalize this as the "API Corner" is intended primarily to introduce you to system functions you may not be aware of and not, directly anyway, ways to code something in RPG. And who knows, you may even learn something about CL as CL in the 21st century is certainly not your parent's CL!

The exit point we will be using to solve today's problem is the Job Notification Exit Point, which was first introduced with V3R7. This exit point can be used to have the system send notification messages to a user-specified data queue when jobs are:

  1. 1.Placed on a job queue
  2. 2.Started
  3. 3.Ended

The notification message, in the case of a job being submitted to a job queue, provides information such as the qualified job name and the qualified job queue name. The data queue used should be created with an entry length of 144 bytes or greater, using a keyed sequence length of 4 bytes. The key values provided by the exit point are '0001' for job start notifications, '0002' for job end notifications, and '0004' for job queue submission notifications. By reading notification messages by key, you can have different programs process the various types of notifications. For today's purposes, we'll be looking for key values of '0004'. The following command will create a data queue, named MyDtaQ in library BVINING, that matches the above requirements.


The definition of the job submitted notification message (as of V5R4; there's more in later releases) is:









Message identifier




Message format




Internal job  identifier




Qualified job name




Qualified job queue name




Time-stamp job entered system








Job type




Job subtype





The exit point will set the Message identifier field to the constant '*JOBNOTIFY' and the Message format field to the either the constant '01' for job start and end messages or '02' for job queue messages. The Qualified job name and Qualified job queue name fields are pretty much what you would expect (though fully documented in the Information Center API description).

With this introduction to the message layout out of the way, the following CL program provides two functions:

  1. Processes each notification message sent to BVINING/MYDTAQ from the Job Notification Exit Point that reflects a job being placed on the job queue BVINING/MYJOBQ while the subsystem MYSBS is active. This processing is basically to release any job submitted to the job queue. Note that there is no "real" error checking when releasing the job; the program simply tolerates any CPF message that may be sent in response to the Release Job command.
  2. Stops processing when receiving a data queue message containing the value 'STOP' in the first 10 bytes of the message.



Dcl       Var(&DtaQMsg) Type(*Char) Len(144)            

Dcl       Var(&MsgHdr)   Type(*Char) Len(10) +          

               Stg(*Defined) DefVar(&DtaQMsg 1)            

Dcl       Var(&MsgFmt)   Type(*Char) Len(2) +          

               Stg(*Defined) DefVar(&DtaQMsg 11)          

Dcl       Var(&QualJobN) Type(*Char) Len(26) +          

               Stg(*Defined) DefVar(&DtaQMsg 29)          

   Dcl       Var(&JobName) Type(*Char) Len(10) +        

                 Stg(*Defined) DefVar(&QualJobN 1)        

   Dcl       Var(&JobUser) Type(*Char) Len(10) +        

                 Stg(*Defined) DefVar(&QualJobN 11)        

   Dcl       Var(&JobNbr)   Type(*Char) Len(6) +        

                 Stg(*Defined) DefVar(&QualJobN 21)        

Dcl       Var(&QualJobQ) Type(*Char) Len(20) +          

               Stg(*Defined) DefVar(&DtaQMsg 55)          

   Dcl       Var(&JobQName) Type(*Char) Len(10) +      

                 Stg(*Defined) DefVar(&QualJobQ 1)        

   Dcl       Var(&JobQLib)   Type(*Char) Len(10) +      

                 Stg(*Defined) DefVar(&QualJobQ 11)      


Dcl       Var(&LenMsg)     Type(*Dec) Len(5 0)          

Dcl       Var(&WaitTime)   Type(*Dec) Len(5 0) Value(-1)

Dcl       Var(&LenKey)     Type(*Dec) Len(3 0) Value(4)  

Dcl       Var(&Key)       Type(*Char) Len(4)   Value('0004')  

Dcl       Var(&LenSndrInf) Type(*Dec) Len(3 0) Value(0)  


Call       Pgm(QRCVDTAQ) Parm(MYDTAQ BVINING +            

             &LenMsg &DtaQMsg &WaitTime +                  

             'EQ' &LenKey &Key &LenSndrInf ' ')            


DoWhile   Cond(&MsgHdr *NE 'STOP')                        

           If Cond((&MsgHdr = '*JOBNOTIFY') *And +        

                   (&MsgFmt = '02') *And +                

                   (&JobQName = 'MYJOBQ') *And +          

                   (&JobQLib = 'BVINING')) Then(Do)        

             RlsJob Job(&JobNbr/&JobUser/&JobName)      

             MonMsg MsgID(CPF0000)



           Call Pgm(QRCVDTAQ) Parm(MYDTAQ BVINING +        

                 &LenMsg &DtaQMsg &WaitTime +            

                 'EQ' &LenKey &Key &lenSndrInf ' ')        




The first set of DCL statements, &DtaQMsg through &JobQLib, defines a data structure mapping to the subfields of the notification message we are interested in. If you are not familiar with CL data structure definitions, you can think of the DCL DEFVAR keyword as providing support similar to the OVERLAY keyword of RPG D-specifications. &DtaQMsg represents the full message received (the name of the data structure if you will), &MsgHdr the Message identifier subfield of the message, &MsgFmt the Message format subfield, &QualJobN the Qualified job name (which is further defined with subfields &JobName, &JobUser, and &JobNbr, representing the three components of a qualified job name), and &QualJobQ the Qualified job queue name (which is further defined with subfields &JobQName and &JobQLib, representing the two components of a qualified object name).

The second set of DCL statements, &LenMsg through &LenSndrInf, corresponds to various parameters that are passed to the Receive Data Queue (QRCVDTAQ) API. &LenMsg is an output of the API providing the length of the message received, &WaitTime an input to the API indicating the number of seconds to wait for a data queue message if no message is currently available with the special value of a negative number indicating to wait forever, &LenKey an input to the API indicating the length of the key data parameter being passed, &Key a combined input and output parameter allowing the caller to identify a base key value to be returned and subsequently used by the API to return the actual key value returned, and &LenSndrInf an input to the API indicating if any information related to the sender of the data queue message should be returned.

Following the DCL statements, the program calls the Receive Data Queue API requesting a message from data queue BVINING/MYDTAQ. Due to the parameters passed on the API call, the program will wait forever for the next message, the message to wait for must have a key value of '0004', and the message is to be automatically removed from the data queue (after receiving it). No sender information is requested, and it is assumed by the API that the size of parameter &DtaQMsg is sufficient to hold the largest message that might be received (which is 144 bytes due to the MAXLEN parameter value used when creating the BVINING/MYDTAQ data queue). This assumption concerning the size of &DtaQMsg, and the behavior of removing the message, can be overridden by use of the second optional parameter group of the API, but the sample program simply goes with the default behavior.

When a message is received, the program enters a DOWHILE that is controlled by the value of message subfield &MsgHdr. If &MsgHdr is 'STOP', the DOWHILE is exited and the program ends; otherwise, an IF statement checks whether the received message reflects a newly submitted job of interest. The check is for &MsgHdr to be '*JOBNOTIFY', &MsgFmt to be '02', &JobQName to be 'MYJOBQ', and &JobQLib to be 'BVINING'. If all four tests are true, then the identified job is released using the Release Job (RLSJOB) command; otherwise, nothing is done in regard to processing the received message. Whether or not a job was released, the program then calls the QRCVDTAQ API, using the same parameters described previously, and re-enters the DOWHILE loop upon receiving another message.


One point should be made related to the IF check within the DOWHILE: As you will see shortly, you actually register subsystems to the Job Notification Exit Point, not job queues. As subsystems can have more than one job queue associated with them, the program needs to verify that the submitted job was indeed placed on the job queue that we want to release jobs from.

Assuming that the previous CL source is in member SBMDJOBS (Submitted Jobs) of source file QCLSRC, you can create the program into library BVINING using this command:


To test SBMDJOBS, we'll create a subsystem MySbs along with related objects and entries. The following commands will create a subsystem named MySbs and a job queue named MyJobQ, add a job queue entry to subsystem MySbs for job queue MyJobQ, and add a routing entry to subsystem MySbs using program QSYS/QCMD and class QSYS/QBATCH. Library BVINING is used to hold all of the created objects.






Once the subsystem and job queue are created, the following command registers the data queue BVINING/MYDTAQ with the Job Notification Exit Point:



PGMDTA(*JOB 24 '0004MYSBS     BVINING   ')

While the Add Exit Program (ADDEXITPGM) command is generally used to register exit programs, in this case we're actually registering the data queue with the PGM parameter. The PGMDTA parameter specifies that we want notification messages related to jobs submitted (the '0004' portion of the program data) to a job queue in the active subsystem BVINING/MYSBS (the 'MYSBS     BVINING' portion of the program data) to be sent to the data queue BVINING/MYDTAQ (the PGM parameter).

To test everything, let's create two additional programs. The first program will be one that we submit, in a held status, to the job queue MYJOBQ in BVINING. The source is shown below:


SndMsg Msg('I''m FREE!!!') ToUsr(BVINING)      


The program simply sends the message "I'm FREE!!!" to the message queue associated with user profile BVINING, so you may want to adjust the ToUsr parameter value to your *USRPRF. Assuming that the previous CL source is in member FREE of source file QCLSRC, you can create the program into library BVINING using this command:


The second program will be the one that sends a 'STOP' message to program SBMDJOBS. The source is shown below:


Dcl       Var(&LenMsg) Type(*Dec) Len(5 0) Value(10)      

Dcl       Var(&LenKey) Type(*Dec) Len(3 0) Value(4)        


Call       Pgm(QSNDDTAQ) Parm(MYDTAQ BVINING &LenMsg +      

             'STOP' &LenKey '0004')                        


The program simply send the message 'STOP', using the Send Data Queue (QSNDDTAQ) API, with a key value of '0004' to the data queue MYDTAQ in BVINING. Assuming that the previous CL source is in member STOP of source file QCLSRC, you can create the program into library BVINING using this command:


To test SBMDJOBS, and the releasing of held jobs from job queue BVINING/MYJOBQ, we need to start the program. There are many ways to do this, but one that seems appropriate to me is to define SBMDJOBS as an auto-start job entry to subsystem BVINING/MYSBS. In this way, we'll know that SBMDJOBS is active whenever the subsystem MYSBS is started. We can do this with the following commands (where you will again want to change the USER parameter value to an appropriate *USRPRF such as your own):




Now let's test what we've done. Start the subsystem using this command:


Now submit our FREE program, in a held status, to the job queue BVINING/MYJOBQ using this command:


Using the following command (and adjusting the MSG parameter value to reflect the user profile used in the FREE program)


you should see a display similar to the following:

From . . . : BVINING       06/10/13   11:21:52

I'm FREE!!!                                      

Submit the CALL to FREE a second time. You should now find two "I'm FREE!!!" messages in your message queue. Now use this command:


Submit the CALL to FREE a third time. You should still only find two "I'm FREE!!!" messages in your message queue as SBMDJOBS has ended (due to the call to STOP) and will no longer be releasing jobs from job queue BVINING/MYJOBQ. Now use this command:


You should see that our most recent job submission is still on HLD status on the job queue. To restart processing, we can use another way (that is, not the auto-start job entry approach) to start SBMDJOBS such as this:


You should now find the third "I'm FREE!!!" message.

Before ending this article, there are two items I would like to point out.

First is that if you've fully followed the preceding testing scenario, make sure to CALL STOP to end the instance of SBMDJOBS that was started using job queue QSYSNOMAX. If you neglect to do this and later end and restart the subsystem BVINING/MYSBS, you will encounter one of those wonderful "learning opportunities" as you will have both the QSYSNOMAX and the auto-start job entry instances of SBMDJOBS processing data queue BVINING/MYDTAQ. Having duplicate instances of SBMDJOBS isn't much of a problem when it comes to releasing held jobs but can get much more interesting in terms of handling messages such as 'STOP' (and any additional messages that you might add).

Second is that the Job Notification Exit Point support is very much driven by active subsystems. It was mentioned earlier that a given subsystem can have multiple job queues associated with it, but you can also have multiple subsystems associated with the same job queue. While a given job queue will be allocated to only one subsystem at a time, the subsystem that does allocate the job queue will control which Job Notification Exit Point definition entry is used, which in turn determines the data queue used by the system to send notification messages to. And most important to our discussion of the exit point: if no subsystem has allocated the job queue, then the Job Notification Exit Point will send notification messages to the default data queue QSYSDTAQ in QSYS (if you have created the data queue), otherwise to no data queue. That is, if you do not start subsystem BVINING/MYSBS and a job is submitted to job queue BVINING/MYJOBQ, while the subsystem is inactive, then the notification message will, if QSYS/QSYSDTAQ exists, be sent there. And if QSYSDTAQ does not exist, then no notification message will be sent at all. The submitted job will be on the job queue, but our SBMDJOBS program won't "see" it and the job will simply remain on the system in held status. If you never submit jobs to job queues that are associated with inactive subsystems, this is not a concern. If you do, however, submit jobs to unallocated job queues, then you may want to watch for next month's article as the use of QSYS/QSYSDTAQ will be one of the "RPG enhancements" mentioned at the start of this article.

The current SBMDJOBS program, where it simply releases jobs from a held status, is not overly exciting. But the ability to have the system notify you when a job is submitted (or started and/or ended), along with the qualified name of the job being processed by the system, can open up some real opportunities for system automation. Hopefully, this article will serve as a basis for some of the automation tools you've long been dreaming of. If nothing else, you now know how to automate the holding (as opposed to the releasing) of any jobs submitted by that associate of yours down the hall.

As usual, if you have any API questions, send them to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. I'll see what I can do about answering your burning questions in future columns.


Bruce Vining

Bruce Vining is president and co-founder of Bruce Vining Services, LLC, a firm providing contract programming and consulting services to the System i community. He began his career in 1979 as an IBM Systems Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri, and then transferred to Rochester, Minnesota, in 1985, where he continues to reside. From 1992 until leaving IBM in 2007, Bruce was a member of the System Design Control Group responsible for OS/400 and i5/OS areas such as System APIs, Globalization, and Software Serviceability. He is also the designer of Control Language for Files (CLF).A frequent speaker and writer, Bruce can be reached at 

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    • Receive notification if something is wrong or about to go wrong

    This presentation includes a live demo of Network Server Suite.


  • Real-Time Disk Monitoring with Robot Monitor

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericYou need to know when IBM i disk space starts to disappear and where it has gone before system performance and productivity start to suffer. Our experts will show you how Robot Monitor can help you pinpoint exactly when your auxiliary storage starts to disappear and why, so you can start taking a proactive approach to disk monitoring and analysis. You’ll also get insight into:

    • The main sources of disk consumption
    • How to monitor temporary storage and QTEMP objects in real time
    • How to monitor objects and libraries in real time and near-real time
    • How to track long-term disk trends



  • Stop Re-keying Data Between IBM I and Other Applications

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericMany business still depend on RPG for their daily business processes and report generation.Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stop re-keying data between IBM i and other applications? Or if you could stop replicating data and start processing orders faster? Or what if you could automatically extract data from existing reports instead of re-keying? It’s all possible. Watch this webinar to learn about:

    • The data dilemma
    • 3 ways to stop re-keying data
    • Data automation in practice

    Plus, see how HelpSystems data automation software will help you stop re-keying data.


  • The Top Five RPG Open Access Myths....BUSTED!

    SB_Profound_WC_GenericWhen it comes to IBM Rational Open Access: RPG Edition, there are still many misconceptions - especially where application modernization is concerned!

    In this Webinar, we'll address some of the biggest myths about RPG Open Access, including:

    • Modernizing with RPG OA requires significant changes to the source code
    • The RPG language is outdated and impractical for modernizing applications
    • Modernizing with RPG OA is the equivalent to "screen scraping"


  • Time to Remove the Paper from Your Desk and Become More Efficient

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericToo much paper is wasted. Attempts to locate documents in endless filing cabinets.And distributing documents is expensive and takes up far too much time.
    These are just three common reasons why it might be time for your company to implement a paperless document management system.
    Watch the webinar to learn more and discover how easy it can be to:

    • Capture
    • Manage
    • And distribute documents digitally


  • IBM i: It’s Not Just AS/400


    IBM’s Steve Will talks AS/400, POWER9, cognitive systems, and everything in between

    Are there still companies that use AS400? Of course!

    IBM i was built on the same foundation.
    Watch this recorded webinar with IBM i Chief Architect Steve Will and IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington to gain a unique perspective on the direction of this platform, including:

    • IBM i development strategies in progress at IBM
    • Ways that Watson will shake hands with IBM i
    • Key takeaways from the AS/400 days


  • Ask the RDi Experts

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericWatch this recording where Jim Buck, Susan Gantner, and Charlie Guarino answered your questions, including:

    • What are the “hidden gems” in RDi that can make me more productive?
    • What makes RDi Debug better than the STRDBG green screen debugger?
    • How can RDi help me find out if I’ve tested all lines of a program?
    • What’s the best way to transition from PDM to RDi?
    • How do I convince my long-term developers to use RDi?

    This is a unique, online opportunity to hear how you can get more out of RDi.


  • Node.js on IBM i Webinar Series Pt. 2: Setting Up Your Development Tools

    Profound Logic Software, Inc.Have you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application. In Part 2, Brian May teaches you the different tooling options available for writing code, debugging, and using Git for version control. Attend this webinar to learn:

    • Different tools to develop Node.js applications on IBM i
    • Debugging Node.js
    • The basics of Git and tools to help those new to it
    • Using as a pre-built development environment



  • Inside the Integrated File System (IFS)

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericDuring this webinar, you’ll learn basic tips, helpful tools, and integrated file system commands—including WRKLNK—for managing your IFS directories and Access Client Solutions (ACS). We’ll answer your most pressing IFS questions, including:

    • What is stored inside my IFS directories?
    • How do I monitor the IFS?
    • How do I replicate the IFS or back it up?
    • How do I secure the IFS?

    Understanding what the integrated file system is and how to work with it must be a critical part of your systems management plans for IBM i.


  • Expert Tips for IBM i Security: Beyond the Basics

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access

    Don't miss this chance to take your knowledge of IBM i security beyond the basics.



  • 5 IBM i Security Quick Wins

    SB PowerTech WC GenericIn today’s threat landscape, upper management is laser-focused on cybersecurity. You need to make progress in securing your systems—and make it fast.
    There’s no shortage of actions you could take, but what tactics will actually deliver the results you need? And how can you find a security strategy that fits your budget and time constraints?
    Join top IBM i security expert Robin Tatam as he outlines the five fastest and most impactful changes you can make to strengthen IBM i security this year.
    Your system didn’t become unsecure overnight and you won’t be able to turn it around overnight either. But quick wins are possible with IBM i security, and Robin Tatam will show you how to achieve them.

  • How to Meet the Newest Encryption Requirements on IBM i

    SB PowerTech WC GenericA growing number of compliance mandates require sensitive data to be encrypted. But what kind of encryption solution will satisfy an auditor and how can you implement encryption on IBM i? Watch this on-demand webinar to find out how to meet today’s most common encryption requirements on IBM i. You’ll also learn:

    • Why disk encryption isn’t enough
    • What sets strong encryption apart from other solutions
    • Important considerations before implementing encryption



  • Security Bulletin: Malware Infection Discovered on IBM i Server!

    SB PowerTech WC GenericMalicious programs can bring entire businesses to their knees—and IBM i shops are not immune. It’s critical to grasp the true impact malware can have on IBM i and the network that connects to it. Attend this webinar to gain a thorough understanding of the relationships between:

    • Viruses, native objects, and the integrated file system (IFS)
    • Power Systems and Windows-based viruses and malware
    • PC-based anti-virus scanning versus native IBM i scanning

    There are a number of ways you can minimize your exposure to viruses. IBM i security expert Sandi Moore explains the facts, including how to ensure you're fully protected and compliant with regulations such as PCI.



  • Fight Cyber Threats with IBM i Encryption

    SB PowerTech WC GenericCyber attacks often target mission-critical servers, and those attack strategies are constantly changing. To stay on top of these threats, your cybersecurity strategies must evolve, too. In this session, IBM i security expert Robin Tatam provides a quick recap of IBM i security basics and guides you through some advanced cybersecurity techniques that can help you take data protection to the next level. Robin will cover:

    • Reducing the risk posed by special authorities
    • Establishing object-level security
    • Overseeing user actions and data access




  • 10 Practical IBM i Security Tips for Surviving Covid-19 and Working From Home

    SB PowerTech WC GenericNow that many organizations have moved to a work from home model, security concerns have risen.

    During this session Carol Woodbury will discuss the issues that the world is currently seeing such as increased malware attacks and then provide practical actions you can take to both monitor and protect your IBM i during this challenging time.


  • How to Transfer IBM i Data to Microsoft Excel

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_Generic3 easy ways to get IBM i data into Excel every time
    There’s an easy, more reliable way to import your IBM i data to Excel? It’s called Sequel. During this webinar, our data access experts demonstrate how you can simplify the process of getting data from multiple sources—including Db2 for i—into Excel. Watch to learn how to:

    • Download your IBM i data to Excel in a single step
    • Deliver data to business users in Excel via email or a scheduled job
    • Access IBM i data directly using the Excel add-in in Sequel

    Make 2020 the year you finally see your data clearly, quickly, and securely. Start by giving business users the ability to access crucial business data from IBM i the way they want it—in Microsoft Excel.



  • HA Alternatives: MIMIX Is Not Your Only Option on IBM i

    SB_HelpSystems_WC_GenericIn this recorded webinar, our experts introduce you to the new HA transition technology available with our Robot HA software. You’ll learn how to:

    • Transition your rules from MIMIX (if you’re happy with them)
    • Simplify your day-to-day activities around high availability
    • Gain back time in your work week
    • Make your CEO happy about reducing IT costs

    Don’t stick with a legacy high availability solution that makes you uncomfortable when transitioning to something better can be simple, safe, and cost-effective.



  • Node Webinar Series Pt. 1: The World of Node.js on IBM i

    SB Profound WC GenericHave you been wondering about Node.js? Our free Node.js Webinar Series takes you from total beginner to creating a fully-functional IBM i Node.js business application.
    Part 1 will teach you what Node.js is, why it's a great option for IBM i shops, and how to take advantage of the ecosystem surrounding Node.
    In addition to background information, our Director of Product Development Scott Klement will demonstrate applications that take advantage of the Node Package Manager (npm).
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  • The Biggest Mistakes in IBM i Security

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    Here’s the harsh reality: cybersecurity pros have to get their jobs right every single day, while an attacker only has to succeed once to do incredible damage.
    Whether that’s thousands of exposed records, millions of dollars in fines and legal fees, or diminished share value, it’s easy to judge organizations that fall victim. IBM i enjoys an enviable reputation for security, but no system is impervious to mistakes.
    Join this webinar to learn about the biggest errors made when securing a Power Systems server.
    This knowledge is critical for ensuring integrity of your application data and preventing you from becoming the next Equifax. It’s also essential for complying with all formal regulations, including SOX, PCI, GDPR, and HIPAA
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  • Backup and Recovery on IBM i: Your Strategy for the Unexpected

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates the routine tasks of iSeries backup and recovery, saving you time and money and making the process safer and more reliable. Automate your backups with the Robot Backup and Recovery Solution. Key features include:
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    - Save media management
    - Guided restoration
    - Seamless product integration
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  • Manage IBM i Messages by Exception with Robot

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Managing messages on your IBM i can be more than a full-time job if you have to do it manually. How can you be sure you won’t miss important system events?
    Automate your message center with the Robot Message Management Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated message management
    - Tailored notifications and automatic escalation
    - System-wide control of your IBM i partitions
    - Two-way system notifications from your mobile device
    - Seamless product integration
    Try the Robot Message Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Easiest Way to Save Money? Stop Printing IBM i Reports

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413Robot automates report bursting, distribution, bundling, and archiving, and offers secure, selective online report viewing.
    Manage your reports with the Robot Report Management Solution. Key features include:

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    - View online without delay
    - Browser interface to make notes
    - Custom retention capabilities
    - Seamless product integration
    Rerun another report? Never again. Try the Robot Report Management Solution FREE for 30 days.

  • Hassle-Free IBM i Operations around the Clock

    SB HelpSystems SC 5413For over 30 years, Robot has been a leader in systems management for IBM i.
    Manage your job schedule with the Robot Job Scheduling Solution. Key features include:
    - Automated batch, interactive, and cross-platform scheduling
    - Event-driven dependency processing
    - Centralized monitoring and reporting
    - Audit log and ready-to-use reports
    - Seamless product integration
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  • ACO MONITOR Manages your IBM i 24/7 and Notifies You When Your IBM i Needs Assistance!

    SB DDL Systems 5429More than a paging system - ACO MONITOR is a complete systems management solution for your Power Systems running IBM i. ACO MONITOR manages your Power System 24/7, uses advanced technology (like two-way messaging) to notify on-duty support personnel, and responds to complex problems before they reach critical status.

    ACO MONITOR is proven technology and is capable of processing thousands of mission-critical events daily. The software is pre-configured, easy to install, scalable, and greatly improves data center efficiency.