View the spool queues

The Enterprise Server Monitor and Control (ESMAC) works in conjunction with Enterprise Server Administration and enables you to view and control Enterprise Servers, and the services, packages, and handlers that run on those servers. The spooler is part of the job entry subsystem, JES. It maintains a number of spool queues, showing the status of jobs in the system.

The IDE enables direct access to the Spool and Catalog on the ESMAC pages.

To see the spool queues:

  1. In Server Explorer, right-click PLIDEMO.
  2. Select Show Spool from the context menu.

    The page that appears shows one of the spooler queues.

  3. Click the Complete radio button.

    The Out Hold checkbox is enabled which means you are viewing the Complete queue which contains the jobs with an Out Hold status. (You might have to refresh the list to see it.)

  4. Select the check box to the left of the OPDEMO entry, and click Display.

    This shows some information about the job.

  5. Click Details and then Display to view further information and the output from each step.
    Tip: You can right-click on the tab displaying the spool queue information and select Back to quickly navigate between the output information for each step.
Tip: Right-click the server name at any time in the Server Explorer and choose Show Spool to return to the Complete queue.