You can use the agent for z/OS - aka D-Driven - to schedule work using IBM Workload Scheduler. You install and configure the agent for z/OS in the z/OS system and this work as any other dynamic agent. As soon as it is configured, the agent automatically links with the dynamic domain manager component of IBM Workload Scheduler through the HTTP or HTTPS protocols. With the agent for z/OS you can define jobs and schedules on IBM Workload Scheduler and submit a subset of the jobs to a z/OS system and you run the planning tasks on IBM Workload Scheduler while the execution is demanded to the z/OS system.
Securing communications in the Workload Automation environment is an essential step to meet your company’s security requirements. Does Workload Automation use a secure communication mechanism? The answer is yes! All communication is implemented over SSL protocol TLSv1.2. Read this blog to find out how to implement security correctly in a v9.5 environment by customizing default certificates.
“Mainframe essentially keeps the world running."
It may sound bold but it’s true. The quote above, which is from an IBM executive , Philip MacLochlainn, is indeed supported by stunning figures: “85% of all credit cards, 29 billion ATM transactions per year, 92 of the top 100 banks ... 12 billion passenger flights are booked” thanks to mainframe. And it makes no wonder to whom is familiar with mainframe’s history and the story of workload scheduling and management, which we contributed to write.
In the last few years there is a lot of focus around “Mainframe Modernization” … and there are multiple reasons for this focus and great benefit for the enterprises that will embrace this journey. In the journey to Cloud, the market is entering in a new chapter, while in the initial phase, that we call chapter 1, the focus and the plan was to migrate existing workload and application to Cloud, with a modernization of the IT and build new application as Cloud-ready, in the new chapter (Chapter 2) the focus on “migration “ was strongly reduced for multiple reasons.
Workload Automation and SAP: all you need to know about Dynamic SAP R/3 Jobs and Associated Return Codes
There are fundamentally 3 ways to define Standard SAP Batch Jobs in IWS :
IBM Z Workload Scheduler collects many information about its workload execution and data base definitions in different formats. You can obtain info from messages issued on SYSTEM and/or on IzWS product LOG, or you can obtain it from AUDIT function reports.
Starting from this info, an analysis can be done to better tuning workload, prevent problems and so on.
Starting from the latest Workload Scheduler (TWS) version 9.4 fix pack 1, as we written in our previous post, you can deploy the dynamic agent using Docker. The product provides you a simple way to create, update and maintain your Docker image and container with Workload Automation (WA) Dynamic Agent.
Following the top five scenarios you can address using the new feature.
IBM and HCL just released new enhancements with Workload Scheduler (TWS) version 9.4 Fix Pack 1, that from one side push the product on the road of a transformation strategy for Cloud, Docker and DevOps, and on the other side address many “Requests for Enhancements” from existing customers.
These new features make TWS a complete product for both enterprise and business digital automation that is required from modern application development and deployment methodologies.
New in Workload Automation? The Application Catalog can help you!!
The Workload Automation on Cloud Solution includes a growing set of ready-to-use applications covering a large number of categories. Each application is equipped with a video and documentation with usage scenarios
Save time and headaches using the new IBM Workload Automation feature “Import definitions” which will allow you to automate the process of migrating your Cron and Windows Task Scheduler tasks to Workload Scheduler.