What is CSAR?
CSAR is a Job scheduling program that organizes and automates the production Job workload of your IBM mainframe, and can extend to provide management of your distributed platform workloads using SEA’s middleware solution. Non-optimized Job scheduling can cause conflicts and sluggish performance that undermine the efficiency of your data processing and business operations.
CSAR gives your computer operations’ staff a powerful set of tools to optimize your mainframe’s Job workload by improving scheduling, workload monitoring, resource utilization, and other factors that affect production. Once installed, CSAR provides immediate control of all mainframe Job schedule activity from data preparation to output delivery, including a comprehensive reporting facility, all working to enable your business processes to achieve peak performance.
Features of CSAR
To organize Job scheduling, CSAR takes into account resource utilization and speed of execution. CSAR automates Job submission based on date, time, availability of resources, and completion of predecessor Jobs. CSAR also takes into account work schedules and holidays, and is able to manage Jobs running on multiple CPUs and in multiple locations.
CSAR runs on all levels of z/OS systems. SEA advanced middleware technology provides a bridge to enable CSAR to schedule tasks on other platforms (e.g. Linux, Unix, Windows, etc.). CSAR installs in a few hours with no hooks or system modifications required.
CSAR performs real-time monitoring of running processes to identify underperforming processes and correct inefficiencies. CSAR monitors job logs, performs status inquiries, and analyzes job run statistics to make any necessary schedule changes to improve performance. To create the most efficient job schedules, CSAR generates accounting reports, forecasts, and flowcharts, including cross-references and one-year schedules by job.
Flexible JCL Processing
CSAR is designed to enable flexible JCL processing. JCL may be stored in one or more partitioned datasets, Librarian, or Panvalet libraries for z/OS. Users can create “model JCL” which is then modified at submission time based on run date and parameter values, which can be specified by the user. REXX (Restructured Extended Executor) style functions can be used for string manipulation and date/time processing during JCL generation at job submission time.
Robust Scheduler Functionality
- Batch updates, including mass change and delete
- Multiple calendars that define holidays and business days
- Comprehensive frequency codes, including job scheduling by accounting period
- Multiple CPU and work-center scheduling
- Maximum condition code checking
- Printed schedules of jobs to be run
- Forecasts, flow charts, and one-year schedules by job
- Statistics on late-running jobs, Abends (abnormal ends), and reruns
- Monitor log
- Job status inquiries
- Job submission and post events analysis
- Job accounting reports
Comprehensive Help Features