Hello Mr. Sample.
1 - Our scheduling package is housed on the mainframe, controls mainframe, distributed, As/400 batch submissions.
Data related to run times, CC's, job stream name, etc., also housed on the mainframe within the scheduling package data bases.
1a- 90+% of our batch is distributed.
1b- Dev & support teams could log on to the server of execution, in a known location, for their status but they prefer to contact OPS/Scheduling.
We provide them with a clear/concise view vs. the granular info on the server.
1c - It is not uncommon to have 300+ such requests in a 24 hour period.
1d- We would reply with a copy/paste of the data, exactly formatted, as what I am trying to automate.
1e- Our scheduling package controls over 1.7 million batch submissions per month on aprox. 125 different servers of execution.
2 - My concept..... take the scheduling package data base records of what it knows, populate a PS dataset, send this data to "a file on a box".
First level batch status requests for Unix and windows would be directed to this "file", reducing 1c.
2a- Initial thought was to FTP the data to a box, contact someone to assist in making it a text web site. Inform our requestors to click a link for 1st level information.
2b- I contacted an in house Unix sys-Admin who says to use a NFS vs. a link. He says a NFS could be made available to the global corporate world no
matter what box the user connects. He says it's feasible to do.
2b- Any mainframe in house employee who would possibly know if we currently perform this process are NLA.
2c- I have zero knowledge of NFS, Unix.
3 - I googled NFS, scanned our production datasets for NFS statements. I did find something related to PATH= but please refer to 2c & 2b.
3a- The production code associated to the PATH= findings is created dynamically, and not all parts are readily available. Refer to 2b.
3b- I could probably reconnect the dots of 3a, but thought it might be easier to start from scratch, knowing I might have some code to refer.
Sorry for the book.
HTH, Thanks much,
....don t. .....