A new easy way to Create, Modify, Replace and Backup Variable Tables
The Workload Automation Programming Language (WAPL) interface allows to easily manage Variable Tables through batch jobs. In fact, it supplies a Batch Loader-like processor through which it is possible to CREATE and MANIPULATE variable tables inside IBM Workload Scheduler Database.
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 9.4 Fix Pack 1 was recently released, and among the numerous enhancements for the Dynamic Workload Console (DWC) - a web interface of the product and the main access point for the cloud solution to automate and orchestrate workloads through the cloud – the new Graphical Views are the most compelling with a new modern look!
Read more about the 9.4 Fix Pack 1 release!
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.
One of the top features of the IBM Workload Scheduler (aka TWS) is the What-If Analysis capability: an advanced simulation tool built to help IBM Workload Automation customers understand the possible impact of changes on their workload.
What-if Analysis is a predictive tool able to represent your workload using a Gantt View, to display scheduled activities faster and give you a visual representation of your workload that at a glance gives feedback about workload health.
If you are someone that uses job scheduling software, you’ll probably appreciate the importance of “keeping things under control.”
IBM Workload Scheduler (aka TWS) - offered as both SaaS and on-premises solutions – provides a revolutionary method to monitor your scheduling environment in the quickest way!
Every day is a good day for enjoy a good coffee at the bar, before starting the morning work. But every IT administrator knows that a good day is a day where all that happens, it a predicted stuff. “If I have a plan, I can manage everything without pain” I say to myself.
When we started to have Workload Automation offered as a Service (Try it!), we have started to be customer of our product. And I was suffering of the same pains… What happens if I need to upgrade an agent? Can I deliver the build to the test before the start of the day? If I don’t my boss will blame me: the test team will declare to be late!
Have you ever dreamed of a real time, easy-to-use, global dashboard where you could easily understand in case of problems, what's going wrong in your environment and use the same dashboard to perform a fast response to those problems?
Well, now you have it!
Workload Automation – offered as both on-Cloud and on-premise solutions – is proud to announce the new Workload Dashboard 2.0!