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Virtual Machine/Multiple Virtual Storage Print Monitor with User Control of Movement and Deletion

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111606D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bentz, FG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A system of programs is disclosed which gives the VM (Virtual Machine) system user a way to inquire and control their MVS (Multiple Virtual Storage)-controlled print jobs. The system utilizes programs on two different operating systems (VM and MVS) running on two separate computers. Communication between programs is via a network with encryption for security.

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Virtual Machine/Multiple Virtual Storage Print Monitor with User
Control of Movement and Deletion

      A system of programs is disclosed which gives the VM (Virtual
Machine) system user a way to inquire and control their MVS (Multiple
Virtual Storage)-controlled print jobs.  The system utilizes programs
on two different operating systems (VM and MVS) running on two
separate computers.  Communication between programs is via a network
with encryption for security.

      This system is designed for the large VM user community who use
a separate machine running with an MVS operating system to control
multiple printers.  A compiled REXX program on the VM system sends
messages to the other system programs to accomplish one of three
functions:  inquiry, movement to other printers, and deletion of
jobs.

      Inquiry functions when messages are sent to the VM system
control program.  The control program sends back to the user a series
of messages which are received and passed to the VM program.  The
passed messages are read by the VM program and displayed to the
users.  The user is informed of his/her print job's active or waiting
status on the printer queue and how he/she stacks up against other
jobs on the same queue.  Two queues can be displayed at once which is
helpful if the user wants to re-route his/her job to the other
printer.  See the Figure for an example of the main screen.

      Because of the need for security, movement and deletion of
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