Currently Workload Automation customers are moving increasingly to dynamic agent scheduling managed by Dynamic Broker component (ITDWB enterprise application). Dynamic agent scheduling introduces additional processing to the traditional one.
There are multiple processing steps between job execute notification, via mailman server, to Broker component and the final job dispatch to the remote JobManager. All these steps correspond to an internal job status in the JOB_BROKER_JOBS table in the DWB schema that map to WAIT status in the plan (which could be check using conman or the Dynamic Console). The WAIT status means, as documented, that the job is waiting to fulfill its dependencies. In this blog, it is explained how to retrieve a meaningful detailed status of Jobs.
Workload Scheduler allows now to protect not only its resources like Applications, Special resources, Jobs or all the objects present in the Current Plan or in the Database, but also actions and commands.
For example, the Workload Scheduler execution information are stored in a VSAM file called Current Plan. The execution workflows are defined through Applications including Operations (jobs), Dependencies and other resources. Currently an WSz user can either have READ or UPDATE access to the Current plan. A user with UPDATE access can add new workload, edit occurrences, restart jobs, hold, nop, un-nop, release jobs and many other actions and commands.
Workload Scheduler for z/OS SPE 18.104.22.168 (APAR PI79321) provides you with the DevOps support for deploying applications among different z/OS environments.
You can export and import applications so that they can be shared with other Workload Scheduler for z/OS environments.
To export an application from one environment to another, you can use either the ISPF panels or the Dynamic Workload Console V9.4, Fix Pack 1.
In addition to logging updates to the current plan and recording auditing information for the requested files, you can also choose to log updates to the databases and record information for the requested files. You activate this extended-auditing function by setting AMOUNT(EXTENDED) in the AUDIT initialization statement.
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