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Dawn May

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Dawn May is an IBM i consultant. She owns Dawn May Consulting, LLC in the Greater Boston area. Dawn is also a former Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM.

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Prestart Jobs and Connection Pooling

Dawn May

January 5, 2019

Connection pooling is most often used for database connections to the QZDASOINIT or QZDASSINIT (secure server) jobs. It can also be used for other prestart server jobs

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Investigate Prestart Jobs

Dawn May

December 6, 2018

Collection Services is always running on your system and you can use the Performance Data Investigator with Collection Services data for insights into your prestart jobs

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Watches and Job Log Messages

Dawn May

November 5, 2018

Watches make life easier if you need to track down an intermittent error or a difficult-to-find issue in a prestart job

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The QDFTSVR Job Description

Dawn May

October 25, 2018

QDFTSVR parameter settings provided by IBM with a description of why these settings are selected for prestart jobs

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Work With Active Prestart Jobs

Dawn May

September 5, 2018

This blog will review features of Work with Active Jobs (WRKACTJOB) that make finding prestart jobs easier

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Prestart Jobs and Server Jobs

Dawn May

August 16, 2018

How the user interface for displaying server jobs can be useful for managing your prestart server jobs

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Subsystem Configuration for Prestart Jobs

Dawn May

August 1, 2018

Separating prestart jobs across multiple subsystems can offer several benefits

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IBM i System Supplied Prestart Job Entries

Dawn May

June 29, 2018

Prestart job entries that ship with the system in the QSYSWRK, QUSRWRK and QSERVER subsystems.

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Introduction to Prestart Jobs

Dawn May

June 18, 2018

Prestart jobs provide improved performance by allowing a job to be started prior to handling a work request and can be reused for multiple requests—but they can be difficult to manage.