Episode 47 – MVP Systems JAMS

by Jonathan Walz

A Podcast about Windows PowerShell.


In This Episode

Today on the PowerScripting Podcast we have MVP Systems in the house to talk about JAMS.  And we have a TON of news from PDC to report!


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Today we are interviewing Scott and John from MVP Systems (http://www.mvpsi.com) to talk about the PowerShell support in JAMS, their flagship batch scheduling product.
Here are a few questions which were asked by our wonderful Ustream audience:


  • meson : ## What is the cost of the product or what is the customer base small/middle/enterprise/etc?
  • http://www.mvpsi.com
  • glnsize : ##are these task’s or is there an agent
  • trac3r726 : ## Any Reporting with charts for Management?
  • glnsize : ## soon to be psremoting/wsman?
  • ## any way to send jobs to run on server core, perhaps for speed/reliability?



  • rfoust : ## how does saasmonitor scale?
  • rfoust : ## can it integrate w/ existing monitoring for a central dashboard?
  • rfoust : ## can you do user-experience monitoring, like adding a jmeter script or something?



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Don’t forget our challenge from last week.  If you submit a solution, we’ll feature it on the show and the website, and you’ll get a little something for your trouble.  :)  Here is the email from Dale which we forgot to put in last week’s show notes:


“While trying to find a solution to a problem that popped up at work, I stumbled upon an open-source dotnet object-oriented database called Db4o.  It is intended to be used as an embedded database in programs where some persistent storage is needed, but instead of storing data in related tables, it stores objects.
  I’ve tried to access the functions via reflection, but I am just learning Powershell and I don’t know if this is the right technique.  I haven’t gotten very far.
  I was wondering if you or someone else who listens to the show could take a look at it, and see if it can be useful as an object store in powershell scripts.”

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