JAMS Job Scheduler Dialed Up to Issue Phone Alerts
May 17, 2011 Alex Woodie
Your IBM i administrators can be awakened in the dead of night with a phone call to alert them to batch job problems when they use the latest release of the JAMS job scheduler from MVP Systems Software.
MVP recently announced that JAMS version 5.3 can deliver voice and text messages over the phone. The new feature, which is enabled through integration with Twilio‘s Web-based voice and SMS offerings, gives JAMS customers another way to alert administrators and operators to problems encountered by the cross-platform job scheduler.
“No one jumps out of bed for an email. But the phone ringing at 2 a.m. will get your attention,” MVP senior developer John Vottero states in a press release. “Seeing as some of the most critical batch processing occurs during the off hours, it’s extremely important to know immediately if there are any issues. The added support for voice and SMS response is just one more way for JAMS to keep you informed.”
JAMS, which stands for Job Access Management System, is a .NET-based job scheduler used primarily to coordinate and control the execution of batch jobs across Windows, Unix, Linux, and OpenVMS environments. In 2009, the Connecticut-based company introduced support for the IBM i platform, thereby allowing JAMS to control jobs and initiate file transfers on Power Systems servers.
Since then, MVP has bolstered its support for the IBM i environment, including last month’s release of a more robust IBM i agent that features better integration with jobs running on Windows and Linux servers, and better monitoring of IBM i job logs.
For more information, see the vendor’s website at www.jamsscheduler.com.