TOSEND Queue Schedule Manager

CFSCHEDULE

Pre-release documentation - subject to change.

This program is used to manage and control the use of extended TOSEND queues and to modify and change schedules.

TOSEND Queues

The first tab shows the available TOSEND queues and the content of each one.

The Status value can be changed to suspend or re-activate a queue.  A queue can also be assigned a substitute (which must have the same content). When a substitute queue is assigned, it will be used for launches which would have used the original queue, and at the same time the existing items in the queue will (unless it is also suspended) drain down.

You should only the change the content value on an empty queue, or at the very least a suspended queue. The program does not enforce this.  It is assumed that once the system has been set up and is active, the assigned content of each queue will rarely need to be changed.

Engine Nodes

The second tab shows the characteristics of each node, derived from the FAXCOUNT.HWL file:

The information on this page can only be changed by reconfiguring your nodes and line/thread assigments using CFHWL.  It is shown here for reference only and is used to validate the schedule assignments on the Schedules tab.

Job TOSEND Sets

The third tab allows the maintenance of named Job TOSEND sets.  You will need to assign these sets to owner and jobtype properties to specify what TOSEND queues are permitted by default for job instances.  The actual TOSEND set used for a specific job instance can be overridden after job instance creation.

Schedules

The fourth tab is used to define 'schedules' and the node(s) which are to use them.  A schedule can also be activated from this screen.  Activating a schedule will cause any schedule containing a node which is also in the activated schedule to become de-activated: for this reason it is normal for there to be a common set of nodes in each set of alternative schedules for different circumstances.

Status

The final Status tab is used to show the current state of the TOSEND queue contents.  It can show the queues in a specific schedule or alternatively can show all queues.  This display uses common counters maintained by CFMSG and replaces the counters shown by individual COPIAFACTS instances.