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Using UNIX to submit a Mainframe Job

I am looking for a way to submit jobs from my UNIX system and execute them on an OS/390 Mainframe.  Anyone have any ideas?
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tobey1
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chris_calabreseCommented:
I've seen this done in many ways at different companies:
o Purchase a Unix/Mainframe gateway product that does this. I think Tivoli, for example, has a module that does this.
o Drop JCL to a specific directory on the mainframe and have a job on the mainframe that checks that directory every few minutes and runs anything it finds there
o Use IBM Message Queue (MQ) and write a queue-handler that does this
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dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
ftp it to the mainframe, to the JES reader. It has been a long time since I've done that, but you can probably google those key words (JES reader, submitting, etc), and find examples.
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dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
Somewhere in the back of my mind, you will want to ftp it to the equivalent of the JCL statement:

     //OUTPUT  DD SYSOUT=(,INTRDR)

And the mainframe has such an equivalent. I've done this many times, but it has been about 15 years ago or more.  And I've slept since then. :)
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hweberCommented:
If you have the JCL in a file on your UNIX system:

Connect with ftp.
Enter "SITE filetype=JES"
Enter "PUT <name_of_the_JCL_file>"

To watch the job queue you can use the ls command.
To retrieve the results of the job you can use the get command.

To get more help on what you can do enter "SITE help" or "SITE commands", if I remember correctly.
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dsackerContract ERP Admin/ConsultantCommented:
That's it, hweber; it had been awhile, but yes, that's how I used to do it.
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