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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 20, 2017

Advanced Job Scheduler Copy/Paste to multiple servers via ACS

We would like to be able to use Access Client Solutions to essentially copy/paste anything we create/configure in the Advanced Job Scheduler on one system to one or more other IBMi servers, much like we can do using iNAV for copying BRMS control groups.


Use Case:

Export/Import feature that would provide other target IBMi servers in our environment for duplicating scheduled jobs, calendars, groups, etc. that are common between multiple systems. This is particularly helpful in HA environments.


Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Feb 5, 2021

    This RFE is being rejected do to low interest. This could be considered in the future.

  • Guest
    Oct 9, 2018

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Aug 16, 2018

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - System Management
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Work Management and Messaging
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - COMMON

  • Guest
    Dec 1, 2017

    I understand that this is not in ACS, however the Job Scheduler can be accessed via ACS through Navigator for i, Work Management, All Tasks (Web interface). My initial thought is to create this in ACS in the same fashion that BRMS is currently capable of these features in the old iNavigator, or add these same feature available for BRMS control groups, etc. in Navigator for i via ACS as Job Scheduler function in Navigator for i. (individual or mass copy of Job Scheduler configurations, job entries, calendars, etc. Today the process to duplicate job scheduler entries between multiple IBMi servers is very complicated and not user friendly at all, and each server must be configured manually rather than configure once and deploy to many.

  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2017

    CAAC has reviewed this RFE and is asking for information to understand fully assess its value -- see the Comment from CAAC. The status is being changed to show that we are waiting for that information.

  • Guest
    Nov 30, 2017

    The CAAC has reviewed this RFE.  More information is needed for proper evaluation.  Please clarify the scenario and the products being used. Advanced Job Scheduler is not in Access Client Solutions (ACS), and BRMS is not in ACS either. Are you talking about the fat client or the web interface?

    Background:  The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers.  CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager