As one of Murphy's Laws says: “You can't expect the unexpected, otherwise there would be no need for the word unexpected.”
Workload Scheduler for z/OS is supposed handle your plans and run all the jobs you need without intervention, but when somethings goes wrong, the Dynamic Workload Console is there to help you deal with the expected and unexpected events in your plan and to improve the daily life of Workload Scheduler operators.
In this blog post, we’ll take a look at a first scenario that can be improved with the graphical and predictive analytics functionalities of the Dynamic Workload Console that are also available with Workload Scheduler for z/OS.
How many times have you wasted cloud resources because your virtual machines were underutilized? And how often have you needed additional cloud resources because performances were not optimal?
A new solution pack is available on top of Workload Automation, provided by HCL Product and Platform, to automate dynamic provisioning and deprovisioning of cloud resources, on as-needed basis. We have already presented this solution pack in a previous blog, Why you should manage cloud resources as an integral part of your business workflow, let’s know more about the new plugin for Microsoft Azure.
Would you like to use a virtual machine (VM) for your business but are afraid you will end up spending too much time provisioning, deprovisioning or managing it?
Do you need a VM, but you surrender because of the high cost for just a short period?
Would you like to schedule a daily/monthly backup of your VM, change its status, stop, restart, resize, or add memory to it, only when it's needed and automatically?
In our previous blog Why you should manage cloud resources as an integral part of your business workflow, we described the challenge that customers face every day to reduce cloud costs while ensuring the right amount of resources to their business applications. We announced that a new solution pack is available on top of Workload Automation, provided by HCL Products and Platforms, including a set of new plug-ins to manage the provisioning and deprovisioning of virtual machines in the cloud, on as-needed basis. By orchestrating the application workflow and the workflow that manages the entire lifecycle of the virtual machines needed by the applications (including the actions: start, stop, snapshot, etc. …), Workload Automation can increase both business and infrastructure agility.
Looking at the last 2017 State of the Cloud Report from RightScale, two survey’ outcomes capture the reader’s attention:
The schema of the Workload Scheduler is only changed by the product's installation and update but sometimes can be happen that automatic scripts or manually changes are voluntarily or involuntarily applied to the database.
This situation could reduce the Workload Scheduler performances and data consistency if, for example, an index is dropped or a foreign key is removed. If you have installed the Workload Scheduler on a DB2 or Oracle RDBMS, you can easily check the status of your database schema.
In today’s fast-changing IT world, companies across all industries base their ability to be agile and efficient on a successful collaboration between their developers and their operational teams. The trend has gone by the name of DevOps that clearly highlights how the two departments need to engage in a constant dialog.
On the developers’ side, IT workers are getting more and more involved on all aspects of IT operational activities with a growing focus on automation.
With the Version 9.4 fix pack 1 of Workload Automation we introduced a new intuitive graphical view of the Dynamic Workload Console. These enhancements are intended to help customers navigate easily in the Workload Automation.
Through the plan view of job streams and dependencies you will easily detect issues and you will have an overall picture of the plan and how it’s structured. We also added graphical representation of the object to give a better user experience and improve the usability.
Problems in your Workload Automation environment? Get notified and solve it! Combine Event Rules and New Graphical Views
Workload Scheduler version 126.96.36.199 recently released a new version of the Graphical Views
to enhance the operator’s monitoring experience when using the Dynamic Workload Console.
In the monitoring area, existing features can be empowered with new functionalities provided by the web console: it's not just a matter of monitoring workloads. With a little tweaking, you can improve your daily activities also in terms of troubleshooting and recovery.
Among the latest enhancements of Workload Scheduler product (also known as TWS – Tivoli Workload Scheduler) there is the new role-based security model to grant and revoke accesses and permissions to Workload Scheduler users.
Available from both Command Line Interface (composer) and web interface (Dynamic Workload Console) the new security model introduces some new concepts that simplifies the usage of the Security File.
In this post we will see how define accesses from the web console.