What is the best way to bring up Autosys in a controlled fashion so we can force start only few jobs (and not all the jobs)?
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You can start the scheduler in Global Auto Hold mode. Starting the scheduler in Global Auto Hold mode prevents the scheduler from being flooded with jobs that were scheduled to run during any down time. Instead of starting the jobs whose starting conditions have been met, the scheduler puts them in a ON_HOLD status. This approach lets you decide which jobs should run. The only way to start a job when you start the scheduler in Global Auto Hold mode is to send a FORCE_STARTJOB event.
To start the scheduler on Global Auto Hold, follow these steps:
The scheduler starts in Global Auto Hold mode.
Visit the GlobalAutoHold for more information about configuring and using Global Auto Hold.