Agility and Management of Large Enterprise Workloads through IBM Z Workload Scheduler. Fast, Intelligent, Dynamic!
Drives application modernization with container-based deployments and support for batch resources and data analytics
IBM Z Workload Scheduler is the IBM Z offering that allow you to manage and automate batch execution across your enterprise, including applications running on mainframe, distributed platforms as well as on cloud and in containers. Dynamic Workload Console is a user-friendly Web UI available with the product (strongly improved in v 9.5), that provides end-to-end visibility and control on the batch plan and execution. Embedded predictive scheduling and what-if simulation are key feature of the product to keep under control SLA deadlines in despite of un-predictable workload and events.
IBM Z Workload Scheduler v 9.5 introduces strong improvements to optimize workload execution as well as it enables batch resources prompt analytics leveraging the out of the box integration with IBM Common Data Provider for z Systems to stream workload automation data to the most commonly used analytic platforms (Splunk and Elastic Stack).
An IBM-HCL Webinar
IBM® Workload Scheduler is a complete solution for batch and real-time workload management, available for distributed, mainframe, or as a service. Drive workloads on hosted servers, increase your productivity with powerful plan and event-driven scheduling, run and monitor your workloads wherever you are and wherever they run.
In these webinars we will review and demonstrate the new capabilities in version 9.5
Jerry Sood, HCL Worldwide Sales Director for IBM Workload Automation. He is comfortable working with C level executives and LOB leaders. He has long standing relationships within IBM at all levels and knows how to get things done. He is involved in creating and sustaining the Users Groups for Tivoli Products.
Marco Cardelli, HCL Products & Platforms - Marco Cardelli is currently part of the Workload Automation Offering Manager team. Marco has been working with IBM since 1990 and on IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS since 1995. During the years spent in the development team Marco has been working on the design and the implementation of many features of IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS, such as, Workload Service Assurance, zCentric end-to-end, Run Cycle groups and Remote Hot Standby. Since January 2017 he left the development team and joined the Workload Automation Product Management team at HCL and is responsible both for the distributed and the mainframe products.
Domenico D’Alterio, IBM Offering Manager focused on IBM Z Automation and Scheduling products. He is responsible for product strategy and direction as well as market success of IBM System Automation for z/OS, IBM Tivoli NetView for z/OS, IBM Z Service Automation Suite and IBM Z Workload Scheduler offerings.
Prior to his current role, Domenico covered different managerial positions in IBM Development and Customer support organization as well as the role of Offering Manager of Z Analytics products, Domenico joined IBM in 1999. Starting as designer, moved to a managerial role in 2006, acting as Development and Customer Support manager in the former Tivoli division of IBM. He graduated in Electronic Engineering, in Italy.
Worried about how to summarize the stats of your historical jobs? Want to know the hassle-free solution for it?
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If you are looking for statistics to detect success, error rates; minimum, maximum, and average duration; late and long duration statistics, then your choice could be “Job Run Statistics (JRS) Report”.
When a customer is approaching for the first time to schedule workloads on iSeries environments, a set of questions are usually raised. This blog is a collection of these questions and related answers, on a WA 94FP3 base.
How much does it cost? This is the key question asked by a buyer when evaluating a software purchase.
The answer is not always easy because the cost of a software solution is not just the price to be paid but it’s something more complex: it’s TCO.
As you probably know, TCO stands for “Total Cost of Ownership” and it’s a high importance parameter to evaluate the Return on Investment (ROI) which definitively defines if the software solution is worth the expense.
During the years, many features have been developed involving more and more complex analysis and actions in the Current Plan modifications due to ad hoc requests.
At the same time customer’s daily workload increased in size and complexity, becoming more dependent on ad hoc actions (ETT processing, Automatic recovery actions etc.)
Storage consuming also increased, so that we delivered via SPE (930 and 950) the possibility to use a Data Space dedicated to MCP actions.
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.