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Course Catalog » SDSF Curriculum

Using SDSF to Control Job Processing 2.1

7 hours



The Using SDSF to Control Job Processing course describes how job activity can be displayed using the Input, Display Active and Status SDSF panels. It discusses how the attributes of jobs including their status, can be modified by overtyping existing values, or by entering commands. Control of overall batch job activity through the use of MAS, Scheduling Environments and Initiators is also discussed.


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


Completion of the Datatrain SDSF Concepts and Operation course or equivalent knowledge.


After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Display job, started task and TSO user activity
  • Modify the attributes of jobs
  • Control the system components associated with job workflow

Course Content

Displaying Job Activity

Understanding Job Processing

Displaying Input Queue Activity

Using the Display Active Users Panel

Job Activity through the Status Panel

Modifying Job Attributes

Modifying a Job's Class

Updating Job Priority

Changing a Job's Service Class

Updating a Job's Execution Node, System Affinity and Scheduling Environment

Quiescing and Resuming Jobs

Managing Job Workflow

Displaying MAS Activity

Updating MAS Definitions

Starting, Stopping and Resetting a MAS Member

Accessing Scheduling Environment Data

Displaying and Updating Resources Used by Scheduling Environments

Listing Jobs Using a Scheduling Environment

Controlling Job Initiation

Accessing Job Class Definitions

Understanding the Attributes Associated with Job Classes

Displaying JES2 and WLM Initiator 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

Using SDSF to Control Job Processing Mastery Test

Course Catalog » SDSF Curriculum
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