Once you’ve centralized IT workload automation, you begin to see patterns that are ordinarily hidden in the logs of various scheduling tools. When all your jobs are visible from a single monitor, it’s easy to spot the server, resource or process that’s contributing to failures and stalls.
What about jobs that will run in the future?
In the latest release of JAMS, we’ve added an additional layer of monitoring to help IT pros stay ahead of scheduled jobs. The Projected Schedule View provides insight into the upcoming day’s workload and highlights potential bottlenecks that could slow down business processes or cause an organization to miss an SLA deadline. Drawing from each job’s historical completion times, JAMS calculates an expected completion time and flags issues on the calendar view of the schedule.
From the Projected Schedule View, users can drill down into any job definition and adjust a job’s properties well before its scheduled execution time, keeping support calls and failure notifications from interrupting more important projects. Although notifications play an important role in managing a batch job schedule, a predictably efficient schedule helps IT teams get ahead (and stay ahead) of problems.
The Projected Schedule View is included in JAMS V6.1.281 and later. See it in action on any of our live Introduction to Job Scheduling webinars.