Monitor Defaults

This document covers the following topics:

Setting Defaults for the Monitor

You can define defaults for the Entire Operations Monitor. The defaults must be set before the first start of the Monitor.

Start of instruction setTo set defaults for the Monitor

  1. In the object workspace, select Administration.

  2. From the context menu, select Monitor Defaults.

    A Monitor Defaults window like the example below opens:


    The fields on the tabbed page General are explained in Fields: Monitor Defaults - General.

    • The read-only fields on the tabbed page Monitor Files show the default database IDs (DBID) and file numbers (FNR) of the Entire Operations files currently used by the Monitor. The fields are explained in Entire Operations Files.



  3. Make your definitions on each of the tabbed pages and choose OK.

    The defaults are set and become active by starting the Monitor the next time.

Fields: Monitor Defaults - General

The following table explains the fields on the tabbed page General of the Monitor Defaults window.

Field Description
Monitor Node Node under which the Entire Operations Monitor runs.

The node can be the same as the default Entire System Server node.

User ID User ID used for Monitor actions which are not dependent on any jobs.

If the field is empty, the default will be inserted.

Default: Ennnnn01.

where nnnnn is the Monitor node.

This field is not used if the Monitor node is a UNIX or Windows node.

On z/OS and BS2000 systems, this user ID must be a defined system user ID.

Prefix Prefix used for the internal generation of Monitor subtask names.

Entire Operations Monitor subtask names use the following syntax:


where task-prefix is the character string entered in this field and task-number the number of a defined task.


If the task prefix is E01 and the task number is 2, the task name will be EORE0102.

Default for the task prefix: EOR.

For further information, see also Task Names in the section Entire Operations Monitor.


  1. If you want to run several Entire Operations Monitors under one Entire System Server, you must define a different Monitor task prefix for each Monitor.
  2. Monitor tasks of the same Monitor use the same prefix, but different task numbers.
  3. For z/OS, the Entire System Server event names also use these subtask names.

z/OS Event Name Syntax:


ppp is the subtask prefix. The default is EOR.
nn is the task number within the Monitor.


Monitor 1 has an empty task prefix. The events are then EOREOR01 through EOREOR99.

Monitor 2 has the task prefix A01. The events are then EORA0101 through EORA0199.

Global Monitor Wait Time Wait time (in seconds) between two Monitor cycles. This parameter sets the Monitor frequency.

Valid values: 1 to 99999 seconds.

Default: 30. 

(The Monitor waits 30 seconds until it begins the next cycle.)


This value is the default for all Monitor tasks. An individual wait time can be defined for each task. These individual wait times can also be modified while the Monitor tasks are running, and for the current Monitor session only. For details, see Fields: Monitor Defaults - Monitor Task Profile.
Log Monitor Activity Write information about Monitor activities, in particular, about the activities of each Monitor task, to the log periodically.

This option increases the amount of log data.

Possible check-box settings:

checked Log additional information.
not checked Do not log additional information (default).
Monitor JCL  For UNIX only.

Full path name of the shell script to be used for starting the Monitor.

Usually, the script generated during the installation procedure should be used for this purpose.

File selection by wildcard is possible.

OS Spool Class  For z/OS only.

Spool class to be used by the Monitor for all background printouts.

Submit Security User Type The Monitor performs an Entire System Server logon to this user ID.

This option allows you to specify which user ID is to be taken.

Possible selection options:

User ID of the Entire Operations monitor User ID of the Monitor (default).

See also the field Monitor User ID.

Network owner Network owner.
Job's submit user ID Submit user ID.

User ID of the user who defined the job or who made the last modification (even in the active queue).

See also the sections Operating System User IDs and Default User ID Determination.

Job's submit user ID, no replace for 'DUM' Like Job's submit user ID, but DUM jobs are assigned the user ID of the Monitor in the Entire Operations log.
Submit user ID same as the network owner Submit user ID must be the same as for the network owner.
Submit user ID same as the last mod. user Submit user ID must be the same as for the last modifying user.

With User ID of the Entire Operations monitor, no specific security profiles are possible for the submitted jobs. This setting is a global default. You may define the submit security user type individually for any node, if necessary.

Using Monitor Tasks

A Monitor task defines a function to be performed by the Entire Operations Monitor.

If you want to run the Entire Operations Monitor in several tasks on z/OS and BS2000 systems, you must start the Monitor as a subtask.

You can divide the Monitor into several tasks to:

  • Perform some Monitor actions in parallel;

  • Execute Natural jobs (NAT-type jobs) asynchronously.

If you want to run the Entire Operations Monitor in several tasks, you must define how the Monitor functions are to be distributed on the different Monitor tasks.

Monitor tasks are defined in the Monitor Task Profile.

This section covers the following topics:

Execution of Monitor Tasks using Entire System Server

Monitor tasks must be enabled in the Entire System Server as a subtask in the address space (z/OS, z/VSE) or as a pseudo subtask, that is, standalone task (BS2000).

The execution of Monitor (sub)tasks is internally controlled by the Entire System Server view NATURAL-SUB-TASK.

Before you specify several Monitor tasks or allow several Natural tasks, you should check the value of NATNUMSUB in the Entire System Server startup parameters.

If not enough (sub)tasks are allowed for the Entire System Server, a message will be issued by Entire Operations after an attempted task start, and the task activity is taken over by the main task (Task 1). This can decrease Monitor performance.

In z/OS and z/VSE, subtasks run under the Monitor Entire System Server node.

In BS2000, one batch job is run for each Monitor task.

In UNIX, each Monitor task uses a separate process.

Each task has an internal control record in the database.

All tasks use the same database files.

For more information, see Status of the Entire Operations Monitor.

Dynamic Task Profile Reconfiguration

The tasks defined in the task profile can be modified while the Monitor is running. All tasks stop briefly, then the unused tasks are stopped, and the newly-defined tasks are started.

This permits adaptation to different workloads in the running Monitor.

Defining a Monitor Task Profile

Start of instruction set To define Monitor tasks

  1. In the Monitor Defaults window, open the tabbed page Monitor Task Profile:


    A matrix table with a list of all Monitor functions and tasks is displayed.

    The fields and columns on the page are explained in Fields: Monitor Defaults - Monitor Task Profile.

  2. In the Task # column, select each function you want to assign to the Monitor.

    As soon as you select a task, the Task Reconfiguration option is activated.

  3. Select Task Reconfiguration (selected by default) and choose Apply or OK if you want the changes to take immediate effect.

    If Task Reconfiguration is not selected, the changes take effect at the next Monitor start, regardless of whether you choose Apply or OK.

This section covers the following topics:

Fields: Monitor Defaults - Monitor Task Profile

Field/Column Meaning
Task # The Task # column lists all functions you can assign to the Monitor and the task number to which they are assigned.

The default for all functions is the main task, Task 1.

All tasks are performed when you start the Monitor.

All tasks are described in Available Monitor Tasks.

Suspended Normally, each function is assigned to a task.

If required, for example, for disaster recovery, you can disable a function in the Suspended column by selecting the check box next to the required function (see the previous example).

The selected function is then disabled until you assign the task again.

Task Wait Time (sec.) Wait time (in seconds) between two Monitor task cycles.

This value can be defined individually for each Monitor task.

The value Global Monitor Wait Time from the Monitor Defaults will be used if no value is specified here.

With this option, you modify the default settings only. If you want to modify the settings of the current Monitor session, you must do this in the Monitor Status window.

Max. Number of Natural Tasks Maximum number of tasks for the parallel execution of asynchronous Natural programs (NAT-type).

Increase this number if you want to run longer Natural programs in parallel.

Default is 0: Natural programs are executed synchronously by Task 1.

Max. Idle Time of a Natural Task A Natural task can remain active for some time after it has performed the last Natural program in its queue. This can be useful if there are many Natural programs with short execution times, and it eliminates some overhead for the starting and stopping of (sub)tasks.

Default is 0: A Natural task terminates immediately if its queue is empty.

Task Reconfiguration Select this check box (default) to immediately change the Monitor defaults.

Otherwise, the changes take effect at the next Monitor start.

Available Monitor Tasks

Main Task, Task 1

Task 1 is a general-purpose task and must always exist. It performs all functions for which no other task is defined. It is the only task which can start other tasks.

Other General-Purpose Tasks, 2 - 50

The other tasks in the top row (Numbers 2 to 50) are called general-purpose tasks. This means that each of them can perform all functions. These tasks are all started at Monitor startup time. Each function can and must be performed by exactly one task.

Do not define too many Monitor tasks. If Task 1 is not sufficient for your needs, then the previous example shows a possible alternative. You should not exceed 2 to 4 tasks, since resources for administration of the individual tasks must always be considered.

Natural Tasks, 51 - 89

Natural programs (NAT-type jobs; Numbers 51 to 89) can be performed asynchronously in their own dedicated tasks. In the field Max. Number of Natural Tasks, you can specify how many of them can be active in parallel. In the field Max. Idle Time of a Natural Task, you can specify how long they should remain idle if their input queue is empty. These tasks are started if necessary.

OGC RPC Service Task, 90

Task 90 performs background functions for the Entire Operations GUI Client (OGC). It is started automatically during Monitor startup. It cannot be configured by the administrator.

Defining Filters to Suspend Entire Operations Functions

You can reduce the system workload after disaster recovery by defining object filters and determining Entire Operations functions to be suspended for the specified jobs.

For each filter, you can specify whether it is activated (enabled) immediately or only specified for future activation.

Start of instruction setTo list and define filters and suspended functions

  1. In the Monitor Defaults window, open the tabbed page Suspensions:


    A table lists all suspensions defined in your environment (empty if no suspensions exist).

    The columns are explained in Fields and Columns: Monitor Defaults - Suspensions.

  2. Modify, move or delete a suspension by selected the required table row and choosing a function. All functions available are described in Functions: Monitor Defaults - Suspensions.

    If you choose Modify or Add, a Monitor Defaults Suspensions window like the following opens:


  3. Enter the required filter criteria, select the functions to be suspended and select the Enabled option, if required.

    The input fields and options correspond to the columns on the Suspensions page. They are described in Fields and Columns: Monitor Defaults - Suspensions.

  4. Choose OK when you are finished.

Functions: Monitor Defaults - Suspensions

The functions available on the Suspensions page are explained in the following table:

Function Meaning
Add  Add a new suspension.
Modify Modify the suspension selected in the table.
Delete Delete the suspension selected in the table.
Move up Move up one row in the table.
Move down Move down one row in the table.
Delete All Delete all suspensions listed in the table.
Enable All Enable (activate) all suspensions listed in the table.
Disable All Disable (deactivate) all suspensions listed in the table.

Fields and Columns: Monitor Defaults - Suspensions

The columns on the Suspensions page and the corresponding fields and options in the Monitor Defaults Suspensions window are explained in the following table:

Column/Field Description
Owner Name of an owner or a range of names.

For valid range specifications, see Specifying Filter Criteria in the User's Guide.

Network Name of a network or a range of names.

For valid range specifications, see Specifying Filter Criteria in the User's Guide.

Job Name of a job or a range of names.

For valid range specifications, see Specifying Filter Criteria in the User's Guide.

Suspendible Functions Function to be suspended.

Possible column entries and corresponding selection options:



Activate networks.

JCL loading

Load JCL.

Prerequisite check

Perform prerequisite checks.


Submit jobs.

Submission, SAP

Submit jobs of the type SAP (see the User's Guide).

Job execution

Execute jobs.

EOJ check

Perform End-of-Job checking.

EOJ actions

Perform End-of-Job actions.

Message sending

Send messages.


Deactivate networks.

All functions

Perform all functions.
Enabled Enable (activate) or disable (deactivate) the functions entered in Suspendible Functions.

Possible column entries and corresponding selection options:


Enabled option selected.

Enable function.

Enabled option not selected.

Disable function.

You can use Enable All or Disable All from the Suspensions page to enable or disable all filters, respectively.

Filter Reconfiguration Select this check box if you want the Monitor to immediately evaluate all enabled suspendible functions.

If not selected (default), the defined suspensions are available for future evaluation.