AutoSys can be said as a Job scheduler; which is basically a computer program used for controlling the unattended execution of a batch processing instructions which includes series of a program being executed at once. AutoSys services are mainly used for commercial purposes. Since its introduction, it has gone through a series of development and improvements. At present, CA Inc. History William Arntz was the person, who invented this job scheduling software , but unfortunately, he could not do much marketing of the AutoSys software, as a result, back in , the AutoSys tool was sold to Platinum International Company.
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Box Jobs: is a container of other jobs. And is used to organize and control process flow. If no other starting conditions are specified at the job level, a job within a box will run as soon as the starting conditions for the box are satisfied.
If several jobs in a box do not have job-level starting conditions, they will all run in parallel. File watcher: starts a process that monitors for the existence and size of a specific operating system file. When that file reaches a certain minimum size, and is no longer growing in size, the File Watcher Job completes successfully, indicating that the file has arrived. This attribute is automatically set to the user who invoked jil or the GUI to define the job, and cannot be changed except by the edit superuser.
By default when m is not used, the user must be on the machine specified in the owner field of the job. The Second letter of the permission, x and e refer to the rights to execute and edit, respectively. Execute here essentially means change the status of the job - start, force start, put on ice, kill, delete, etc. For example, giving the job gx,wx,ge means that anyone on that machine may change the status of the job, but only users in the same group as the owner may edit it.
The job status is displayed in the job report generated by the autorep command, and in the job report you can view in the Job Activity Console. To report on all jobs, specify ALL. For a Job Report, all events from the last run of the requested job will be listed. This option can only be used with the -s and -d options. For example, the option r -2 would generate a report for the job run two runs back. Meaning of AutoSys status.
AutoSys Workload Automation – The Ultimate Job Scheduler Tool
The jobs can be created using batch programs or UNIX scripts. For setting a job, you need access to AutoSys prompt. On a Windows machine, you can define the job in the command prompt, whereas, on a Linux machine you have to define a job using the terminal. The key thing while defining a job in AutoSys is that you need to figure out the conditions and then define the job using the subcommand and attributes, and once you are done, you need to schedule a time during which the job is going to get triggered. Once the process of defining a job is complete, make sure to check out the security parameters.
Autosys - A Job Scheduling Tool
What is Autosys? Which Database is Autosys Jobs Kept? Autosys jobs can be kept in the Event Server. How Autosys Works?