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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories System Management
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 4, 2019

Add a job monitor function to Navigator for i.

System i Navigator was able to choose a job by a monitor function of the central management.
but Navigator for i does not have it.
SO I want you to add it to Navigator for i .

Use Case:


Idea priority Low
  • Guest
    Jun 25, 2020

    IBM understand this request and will consider this in a future release.

  • Guest
    Feb 5, 2020

    the associated requests option ion this form does not work, my request number for this is TS003315828

  • Guest
    Feb 5, 2020

    I've used job monitors for years, monitoring for single threaded sub system batch jobs sitting on a message wait status. When encountered, a notification message is sent so the issue can be addressed and additional jobs in the job queue sitting next in line can proceed. It came as quite a surprise to me when I moved to V7R4, to find that this feature was gone; yet another disappointing decision by IBM to take away something that has helped its customers for years. While I realize the windows interface to get to the job monitors isn't supported (system I navigator management central), the feature should not have been eliminated. In my opinion, this is much more than a nice to have, it is a requirement. IBM support sent me here to vote and also suggested I investigate third party solutions. Imagine that, give customers tools that they build their business around, then take them away and push them to buy expensive third party replacements.

  • Guest
    Aug 6, 2019

    The COMMON Europe Advisory Council (CEAC) has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The CEAC members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CEAC has a crucial 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.

    To find out how CEAC help to shape the future of IBM i, see CEAC @ and the article "The Five Hottest IBM i RFEs Of The Quarter" at

    Therese Eaton – CEAC Program Manager, IBM

  • Guest
    Jul 8, 2019

    There are still a couple of Management Central Functions that need to be formally supported at 7.3 and beyond, I think this is a good example.

    One solution would be that you add the option to run a monitor that has been defined on one system to be run again another system or better yet multiple systems.

    You could define the list of systems for the monitor to be run on as part of the existing monitor setup wizard and you could definite the list of the possible systems using the Target System definition functionality that already exists in Nav4i.

    You could then display multiple systems data on a single monitor graph and that would be a FANTASTIC improvement.

    Dear IBM, it's my birthday in November, if you wanted to gift wrap the above it would make an awesome gift ;-)

  • Guest
    Apr 5, 2019

    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 - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - IBM i Access Family
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None


Job Monitors in Navigator for i

Dear Sir/Madam, We currently have an IBMi running V7R1 and we are using Management Central's Job and Message Monitor functionality to trigger certain processes. We are busy upgrading to V7R3 and Management Central is no longer supported. Instead w...
about 6 years ago in IBM i / System Management 5 Future consideration