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When using System Monitors in Navigator for I, it would be nice if we could use the operating systems job scheduler to turn on/off the monitors via a program call or API of some kind.
We have a situation where a customer of ours has an issue if the disk read response rate goes above 7 milliseconds. At the moment we are monitor this with a system monitor and if triggered, it will run the SNDSMTPEMM command to our service desk email address. This generates a P2 ticket on our service desk and it actioned as soon as possible.
Unfortunately the customer's LPAR submits a job each Saturday that causes the read response time to go above 7 milliseconds and hence is triggering the monitor and generating a ticket on our service desk. We have looked at the LPAR for the weekends and the job in question and neither is a problem. We therefore need a way of turning the system monitor off every Saturday during the run times of this job and then back on again when the job completes.
We can code around it at the moment by calling a CL Program instead of the SNDSMTPCMD and have the program check the date/time of the triggered event and if outside of the saturday job times, run the SNDSMTPEMM command to generate a ticket in our service desk, but it would be much nicer if we can have a mechanism to turn off and on the system monitors from a CL command or from a call to an IBM program or via an API.
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