Monitor for High CPU Usage Batch Jobs

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AS/400
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Hi There, I would like to monitor for Batch Jobs that use high CPU for over 5 minutes. These jobs tend to be failed application batch jobs. Any ideas?

Software/Hardware used:
V6R1 - Power 5 i520

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First, a “failing” job that uses high CPU should be fixed immediately. A failure shouldn’t result in high CPU usage.

You might use Management Central to monitor for high CPU usage. In iSeries Navigator, expand Management Central. Drill into Monitors-> Job. Right-click on Job and select New monitor…

You will need to experiment with a number of settings. I can’t tell you what to try on your system because I have no idea what all the possibilities are in your environment. When complete the first page, select the Metrics tab. CPU is monitored under Available metrics-> Job numeric values-> CPU percent utilization.

You can set a command to run when the level is detected. You might simply run a SNDMSG command to send yourself a message.

By experimenting with the Management Central Job monitor, you will begin to understand the complexity of trying to do it yourself.

Tom

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