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.
The new feature will help you in this process doing what Workload Automation does best: automating it!
The time where you had to manually convert all your Cron and Windows Task Scheduler definitions into IBM Workload Automation objects is over, releasing you from all the problems and effort spent trying to understand and map correctly all the tasks, triggers and actions.
You can use the Dynamic Workload Console of IBM Workload Automation to read Crontab files or Windows Task Scheduler tasks and convert them into IBM Workload Scheduler objects. The jobs are added to your workload with the same specifications as the original jobs. The job streams reflect the time definition of the Cron or Windows Task Scheduler commands. You can then modify, schedule, and monitor them together with all your other objects. Think of the advantages of controlling jobs from one central place and the possibility of scheduling jobs according to complex schedules.
You will just need to import the files from the new section we have created, make few easy choices about where to run your definitions, and that's all! Just by clicking the import button, your definitions will be automatically converted into IBM Workload Automation jobs, jobstreams and runcycles, that will perfom the exact same action you performed before, at the same exact time, but gaining all the power of IBM Workload Scheduler, with thousands of new useful features.
Check out this video to understand how easy is to convert your definitions:
If you want to try this new feature, you can use the IBM Workload Automation on Cloud solution; take a look at the “What’s new” section, which offers quick and easy explanations about all the new features. For on-premise customer, the “Import Definitions” feature is also available starting from version 9.3 fix pack.
Also, don’t miss the chance to explore the Transparent Development community, where you can find more information about the next release of IBM Workload Scheduler.
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Gabriele Barboni is currently a Software Engineer and developer for Workload Automation since 2013. He has a background in computer science technologies. Gabriele specializes in design and development of web-oriented interfaces, in particular, during his experience in IBM and HCL, he gained strong skills on IBM Workload Scheduler, IBM Dynamic Workload Console and IBM Application Lab.