Williams - a Workload Automation Administrator
“As an Administrator, I need to check the available load of workstations and also how many jobs or job streams are running on a particular workstation, on a particular day or period of time”.
A common need, coming from customers of Workload Scheduler for z/OS, is the possibility to list operation’s Successors in the Database, as it happens in the Current Plan (after the operation is loaded in the plan). At moment, through ISPF Dialog, it is possible to access only to Predecessor list for operations in the Database.
Spartan was born as a race competition in the gritty green mountains of Vermont, for those with something more to prove.
But it’s more than a competition, it’s a Way of Life, inspired by Spartans: Gritty. Resilient. Passionate. Spartans aren’t soft. Spartans overcome obstacles.
It’s also a community, a training program, a timed obstacle race and many other events.
The four fundamental areas that security tests on Workload Automation cover include: OpenSSL, GSKit, WAS Security and cURL
OpenSSL (Open Secure Sockets Layer) Overview
OpenSSL is a popular Open Source implementation of the SSL/TLS protocols. The project is managed by a worldwide community of volunteers. The core library, written in the C programming language, implements basic cryptographic functions and provides various utility functions. Wrappers allowing the use of the OpenSSL library in a variety of computer languages are available. Versions are available for most UNIX and UNIX-like operating systems (including Solaris, Linux, macOS, QNX, and the various open-source BSD operating systems), OpenVMS and Microsoft Windows. IBM provides a port for the System i (OS/400).
Workload Automation (WA) 9.5 Server, Console, and Agent components are available as Docker images that can be deployed easier and faster.
You may ask yourself whether there is a way to take advantage of the benefits even though you are not yet planning to deploy to the latest version. Is there a way to do this? yes, there is. You can still enjoy the benefits of Docker with the previous WA versions, in this blog post we will show you how.
This article will explain how to remove old records (tuples) from Workload Automation Event Log table.
If you configured your Workload Automation batch scheduling environment with event-based scheduling, defining actions in response to events that occur in your environment, then it’s recommended to clean up your Event Log table on a timely basis depending on your log retention requirement.
HCL and IBM are proud to announce the release of Workload Automation 9.5 that introduces disruptive innovations and drastically simplifies the automation world.
If you chose to read this article, you are probably looking for a smart way to arrange workload definitions in your enterprise and make your workflows more dynamic. In fact, requirements become higher day by day and the more you go deep in the workload automation the most your workflows became complex, high connected and hard to maintain.
In this article, we will show you some methodologies you can apply to get rid of headache and make your life easier.
This blog addresses some common questions related to Dynamic Scheduling in Workload Automation.
Make a dynamic agent work
A question that I often hear from Workload Automation customers is:
"I would like to start using Dynamic Scheduling, but I only have FTAs in my environment. Do I have to install at least one dynamic agent for each FTA?"
I decided to write this article because I have often heard questions about the meaning, difference, similarity and complementarity of things such as workload automation, job scheduling, robotic process automation, business process management, and so forth.