Phoenix Software Updates Job-Control Features

Phoenix Software has begun shipping a new version of its job-control solution, intended to support the latest release of IBM’s mainframe operating system. The vendor announced the general availability of (E)JES V5R5 with support for z/OS V2.2 enhancements. This support includes two new displays related to the new JES2 dependent job control capability, the Job Groups and Job Group Jobs displays. In addition, new columns have been added to the JES2 Input and Job Status displays to support the JES2 deadline scheduling feature available in z/OS V2.2.

(E)JES V5R5 also provides support for JES3 enhancements in z/OS V2.2, including output disposition, JCL symbols, and movement of key data structures into 64-bit storage.

A number of enhancements have been made to (E)JES Web, including the ability to download data as text or PDF, support for extracting report data to z/OS UNIX file systems, and other user interface and performance improvements.

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