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Course Catalog » JES Curriculum » JES2 2.1 Series

Monitoring Batch Jobs with JES2 2.1

4 hours



This course describes the JES2 command syntax and provides numerous examples explaining the scenarios in which JES2 commands are used. After an initial overview of commonly used JES2 commands, modules focus on the commands used for displaying printer, initiator, and batch job attributes and status.


Operators and systems programmers requiring training in the monitoring of batch jobs on a JES2 system.


Basic understanding of the Z/OS System.


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

  • Monitor Batch Job related activity using JES2

Course Content

JES2 Command Format

Enter JES2 Commands in the Correct Format at the Console

Overview and Syntax of JES2 Commands

Recognize All the JES2 Console Commands and State Their Purpose


JES2 Printer and Initiator Display Commands

Printer, Initiator, and Spool Display

$D Commands

Monitoring Batch Jobs with JES2 Commands

JES2 Job Processing Messages

JES2 Job Display Commands: $DQ,$DF,$DA,$DJ

Monitoring Batch Jobs with JES2 Mastery Test

Course Catalog » JES Curriculum » JES2 2.1 Series
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