there are a few parallelism settings here to think about.
in blasadmin the 'maxworkitemthreads' settings determines how many targets an appserver will be able to target in parallel for any job that might be running in the system. the 'globaldefaultjobprallelism' just sets the default value of parallelism on the job level.
what you didn't include here is what the paralleism setting was set to on the particular job the customer was trying to run. can you see what that is set to ? in this case a setting > 50 is effectively the same as unlimited, assuming a single appserver environment, since 50 is the maxworkitemthread setting and the max number of targets the appserver can hit at any given time.
also, what kind of job is this and what specific build of 7.6? (eg 22.214.171.124 )
Since this is a high priority issue for the customer I have opened a case with support. Although they haven't repsonded back with anything yet.
However, to answer your questions...the parallelism setting was set to 20, and it is ocurring on all Deploy jobs, it is not ocurring on NSH script jobs.
Their specific build is 126.96.36.199.
I have been reading up on using the blcli and thinking that I could have the customer try using that to deploy a job. Can you set parallelism with blcli? If so, what is the proper syntax for running such a job?
You can set the parallelism via the gui, and there is no difference in setting it via the gui vs blcli. how does the customer observe the problem on deploy jobs? they have a single deploy job that has more than 20 targets, they run the job and see it executing against more than twenty targets in parallel ?
What is the issue # ?
Okay, I wasn't expecting this reply from the customer.
Well, I kick off a deploy job against 25 servers that has the parallelism set to 5 servers at a time. The job is a 1 minutes sleep. The job completes in 1 minute, as opposed to 5...which is how long it should take a 1 minute sleep to complete against 20 servers 5 at a time.
The issue number is ISS04170536.
Problem was not reproducible in BSA 8.3.
The support issue was closed with an intention to upgrade (as 7.6 is EOL)