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Spooling is a system function that saves data in a spooled file or printer output file for later processing or printing. When spooling is used, the spooled files are created from the application program, from a system program, or by pressing the Print key.
The spooling function enables users to efficiently manage the input and output operations of the user data to be printed in the multiple-users environment. The spooled files are saved in an output queue and hold output data until it can be printed by the printer device. The files in the output queue may transit to different states while being processed by a writer. These states reveal the stages at which your printing process is currently in.
The progression of the printing process mainly depends upon the sequential and error-free processing of the spooled files i. For any reason, if the spooled files are stuck in any particular state for a prolonged time, the printing process will be delayed or stopped permanently based on the severity of the issue. This in turn, rapidly reduces the system performance and the user's printing experience. To avoid this, administrators should closely track status of the spooled files at regular intervals.
By periodically executing this test, administrators can figure out the number of spooled files in different states. Outputs of the test : One set of results for the AS server being monitored. The port at which the specified host listens. By default, this is NULL. This test connects to the AS server being monitored to extract the required metrics.
Therefore, specify the name of the AS server to connect to in the ServerName text box. To enable the test to login to the specified AS server, you need to provide the test with the credentials of a valid user to the AS server. Hence, specify a valid userid. To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected.
To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option. In the WTR Writer state, the files will be produced by the writer on an output device. The files stuck in this state cannot be printed automatically but have to be released by the administrator manually to get printed.
Configurable parameters for the test Parameter Description Test Period How often should the test be executed. Host The IP address of the host for which this test is to be configured.
Port The port at which the specified host listens. ServerName This test connects to the AS server being monitored to extract the required metrics. UserID To enable the test to login to the specified AS server, you need to provide the test with the credentials of a valid user to the AS server.
Confirm Password Confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box. Detailed Diagnosis To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. Number The spooled files might have any one of the following states: RDY Ready status - Indicates the file is available to be written to the printer device by a writer.
OPN Open status - The file has not been completely processed, and is not ready to be selected by the writer. PND Pending - The spooled files to be printed are pending. PRT Printing - This states indicates that the spooled files have been completely sent to the printer but print complete status has not been sent back.
MSGW Message Wait - When a file encountered a run time error, then the program halts execution and waits for the user reply. This stage is known as a MSGW status of a file. Spooled files in warning Indicates the number of spooled files that are in the WTR status. Spooled files in critical Indicates the number of spooled files that are in the HLD state. Test Period. How often should the test be executed. The IP address of the host for which this test is to be configured.
Provide the Password that corresponds to the specified UserID. Confirm Password. Confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box. Detailed Diagnosis. Spooled files in clear. The spooled files might have any one of the following states: RDY Ready status - Indicates the file is available to be written to the printer device by a writer.
Spooled files in warning. Indicates the number of spooled files that are in the WTR status. Spooled files in critical. Indicates the number of spooled files that are in the HLD state.
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Take the work out of managing IBM i spool files
View, print, download and delete reports from a computer or tablet device using a browser. Output queues and spool files are displayed as lists in a web page simplifying the selection and viewing of reports. A few mouse clicks will accomplish most tasks and you don't need to know the IBM i queue and spool commands. You can search for output queues or spool files by creating filters. For example, search for output queues by queue name and library and search for spool files using combinations of search criteria such as user, job, output queue, date range etc. Filters speed up finding what you are looking for by reducing the list of queues or spool files.