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.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to HCL HERO, an intelligent HCL Software Solution:
HERO, a Healthcheck and Runbook Optimizer, enables WA Administrators to easily monitor the health of their servers and perform informed recovery actions with specialized Runbooks. HERO frees up administrator time, reduces manual labor, reduces downtime of servers and improve IT operational efficiency across the enterprise.
Enterprises depend on Workload Automation to manage business critical workloads, reduce operating costs and deploy new services faster.
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).