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This course shows how to use Navigator for i to perform common IBM i operator tasks involving work management. The course begins by showing you how to control job and output queues. You will see how to hold, release, and clear these queues and display their properties. Controlling subsystems is covered next, including how to start and stop a subsystem, display its properties, and view the job queues and memory pools it is assigned.

The course then describes Navigator for i facilities for monitoring your system. First you will see how to display execution statistics for a job, including its CPU usage. Then you will see how to display detailed system status information, including the web console dashboard.

Approximate Study Time: 90 minutes


After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Display the contents of a job or an output queue
  • Hold, release, or clear a job or an output queue
  • Display the properties of a job or an output queue
  • Display a list of the writers using an output queue
  • Display a list of the subsystems and their status
  • Display a list of the jobs running in a subsystem
  • Display the properties of a subsystem
  • Display a list of the job queues associated with a subsystem
  • Start and stop a subsystem
  • Display detailed information and performance statistics about active jobs
  • Determine the allocation of system memory pools and list the job or subsystems using each pool
  • Identify the purpose of each system memory pool
  • Display comprehensive system status information
  • Examine the status of the disk devices attached to your system
  • Display a chart showing basic health indicators for key system resources

Topic Outline

Managing Job Queues

Managing Output Queues

Controlling Subsystems

Displaying Job Information

Displaying Memory Pool Information

Displaying System Status Information


This course should be taken by the person responsible for the operation of an IBM i system. This person may be a dedicated operator, a system administrator, or a designated user.


This course assumes that you understand IBM i concepts and can perform basic operational tasks using IBM Navigator for i. You can satisfy these prerequisites by successfully completing the Introduction to the IBM i Environment series. You should have also completed the previous courses of this series: