• Subject: Re: Monitoring batch job
  • From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <atostain@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 12:04:12 -0500
  • Organization: Creative Computer Associates, Inc.

Lo wrote:

> I'd like to be able to set up an external monitor to inform me whenever
> an OS error message is issued for a particular batch job. As far as I
> know, all messages of that sort are sent to the *SYSOPR message queue,
> and I would hate to monitor QSYSOPR *MSGQ. Is there any way to make the
> system change the destination of error messages for a given batch job?
> Lo

We've done something similar for a CLP by inserting SNDMSG commands throughout
the CLP to a message queue that we created.  We than had another job monitor 
message queue.  We do a RCVMSG with an a appropriate wait time.  If we timed 
we knew we had a problem.  You could erase the messages in the monitoring CLP to
save room.  We only cleared the messages overnight.

Our job was watching a CLP that received records from a dialup SNADS connection.
Some messages were:

No files received at 05:05:00
No files received at 05:25:00
4 files received RCVNETF at 05:45:00
Processed LZBL01 file for 52 records
Processed LZBL02 file for 1 records
Processed LBZL03 file for 5 records

Any operator can use DSPMSG for that specific message queue to keep an eye on 

Since the job runs at least every 20 minutes, our monitoring job waits 30 
on the RCVMSG.  If it doesn't hear anything in 30 minutes, it sends a message to
the operator.

Art Tostaine, Jr.
Creative Computer Associates, Inc.
Parlin, NJ

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