CA Workload
           Automation


           Session 12B
           John Rhodes
           ADC Austin Tech




Co-brande...
What are we talking about?


     Workload automation for IBM i has traditionally been
      handled by IBM batch schedul...
Agenda




     Background
     The CA D-Series Solution
     The i5/OS agent




                                 Co-b...
CA Workload Automation:
 The Challenge
      SOA         Legacy Apps            Data           ERP                        ...
CA Workload Automation:
The Solution
     SOA          Legacy Apps     Data             ERP                               ...
CA Workload Automation:
Business Value




> Much lower operating costs                  > IT Operations manages workload ...
You Need an Automation Maturity Strategy

                               Stage 4 – BUSINESS-DRIVEN
                       ...
> End-to-end IT Process Management
     CA dSeries
     Workload
     Automation




                                     ...
What is CA dSeries Workload Automation?
> Data and Message-Driven IT Workload Automation
       More than just a Job Sche...
What is CA dSeries Workload Automation?
 > Event-based automation and real-time triggering
        Schedule based on Oper...
Why CA dSeries Workload Automation?

> Easy to Deploy and Realize Value-savings
> Breadth of Job Types
> Workflow-Centric ...
> End-to-end IT Process Management
     CA dSeries
     Workload
     Automation
     Architecture




                   ...
CA Workload Automation Architecture




     MANAGEMENT    WORKLOAD AUTOMATION            AGENTS AND
     AND CONTROL     ...
CA dSeries Workload Automation Architecture
                                 Management & Control




                    ...
CA dSeries
     Workload
     Automation
     Capabilities

     > Enterprise
       Scheduling and Event
       Automatio...
Ease of Installation and Orientation


> Quick Install, get up and running in an hour
      Disk Space, RDBMS
      No o...
Scheduling & Calendars


> Built-in Common Scheduling Terms

> English-based Syntax for Defining Workload
      Run Daily...
Traditional Workload Approach
Multiple Definitions for Different Scenarios
     Pay1                                   Pay...
Enterprise Workload Process Definition
One Definition for All Scenarios

                           Pay1
        Daily


 ...
Inherited Dependencies
Simplify Definition Process

                           Pay1
          Daily

                    P...
Application Triggering
Simplify Schedules

> Triggered by Date/Time, File
  Trigger, SAP Event, JMS
  message, data set tr...
Many Workload Object Types

     Legacy Jobs            ERP Jobs                  Advanced/Emerging Tech
       z/OS Objec...
Value of Event-sensors
Use Case Scenario
> Events can be unexpected i.e. a credit card is
  stolen or lost
> JMS Message c...
Management and Control
CA dSeries Desktop Monitor




                             Co-branded Logo Footprint
             ...
Workload Definition
 Workflow-Centric, Drag-and-Drop




The UI and
Workload
Object lists
can be
customized
to show only
t...
Script Browser

> Allows you to select the actual script from the source
  location




                                  ...
Management and Control
Dynamic Critical Path Analysis
> Show Critical Path Graphically
> Display Anticipated End times
> N...
Real-time Adaptive Scheduling
Dynamic Exception Processing

> Monitor for change in job status
        Job Start         ...
Advanced Management Capabilities
Simulation

> Eliminate definition errors

> Simulate many “what-if” scenarios
      Whi...
Advanced Management Capabilities
Forecasting

> Forecast Reports for any time period in the future

> 24-hour and 7-day fo...
Role-Based Security


> Internal Security Manager

> Allows you to define Users and Groups
      Pre-defined Groups
     ...
Summary – CA dSeries provides:


> Ease of Use                 > Dynamic Critical Path
                                Mon...
CA ESP Workload
Automation
System Agent R7
for i5/OS
(OS/400)




                  Co-branded Logo Footprint
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i5/OS Agent Functionality

      > Brand new iSeries (i5/0S) agent

      > Written entirely in Java and based on the R7
 ...
i5/OS Agent Functionality

      > File Monitoring
                 Support for both root and QSYS.LIB file systems
     ...
i5/OS Agent Functionality

      > Filebrowsing
                 Supports both root and QSYS.LIB file systems

      > Ob...
Differences From V2 OS/400 Agent


      > File monitoring
                 Fully supported in the same fashion as the ot...
Differences From V2 OS/400 Agent


      > Exit Codes
                 Job ending and severity codes are now supported
  ...
Questions


      http://adcaustintech.com
      – Product Information




                                  Co-branded L...
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CA Workload Automation for IBM i

  1. 1. CA Workload Automation Session 12B John Rhodes ADC Austin Tech Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned LEFT ON COVER ONLY Must Fit Within This Space
  2. 2. What are we talking about?  Workload automation for IBM i has traditionally been handled by IBM batch scheduling facilities–or- solutions focused on IBM i.  Workload automation for other CA 2E/Plex platforms is a mixed bag in many cases.  What happens when your environment becomes complex – with many OS targets?  One solution: CA D-Series Automation with i5 agent Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 2 Must Fit Within This Space
  3. 3. Agenda  Background  The CA D-Series Solution  The i5/OS agent Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 3 Must Fit Within This Space
  4. 4. CA Workload Automation: The Challenge SOA Legacy Apps Data ERP Operations ? > Organizational technology silos > Missed SLAs > Very high admin costs > Real-time business needs > No visibility > Manual IT processes > Redundant tools TOO MANY IT Process Management Tools > Too many vendors Multiple third party mainframe schedulers Manual Processes > Old technology Multiple third party distributed schedulers Message Brokers Add-on Batch Process Monitoring Products Batch ETL, Backup, Storage Management > Date and time driven Operating System Schedulers Runbook Automation ERP Scheduling Tools Database and Application Scripting Database Scheduling Tools SLA Management File Transfer Middleware Transaction Processing Grid scheduling Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 4 Must Fit Within This Space
  5. 5. CA Workload Automation: The Solution SOA Legacy Apps Data ERP Operations Integration with and Eliminate script management ? enablement of new and integration challenges technology such as for development Responsive J2EE, SOA and MOM Common toolset for to business Applications and systems data management to operations administrators can replace automate processes use of embedded ERP and OS process management tools > Organizational technology silos > Missed SLAs > Very high admin costs > Real-time business needs > No visibility > Manual IT processes > Redundant tools TOO MANY IT Process Management Tools > Too many vendors > Multiple third party mainframe schedulers Manual Processes > Old technology > Multiple third party distributed schedulers Message Brokers Empower IT Operations to become End-to-end IT processtime driven Single Enterprise Workload ETL, Backup, Storage Management andDate and > Add-on Batch Process Monitoring Products > Operating System Schedulers Batch visibility > automation evangelists, reduce pro-active Runbook Automation overhead, and eliminate redundant > ERP Scheduling Tools Platform Automation SLA Management Database and Application Scripting > Database Scheduling Tools SLA Management tools. > File Transfer Middleware Transaction Processing > Grid scheduling Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 5 Must Fit Within This Space
  6. 6. CA Workload Automation: Business Value > Much lower operating costs > IT Operations manages workload more efficiently > Integration between systems, databases > Other departments can build workflows and and applications dependency triggers > IT workload processes mimic business ones > IT Organization standardized on a single solution > End to end visibility and pro-active SLA > Resource usage optimized Management Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 6 Must Fit Within This Space
  7. 7. You Need an Automation Maturity Strategy Stage 4 – BUSINESS-DRIVEN > Real-time IT dynamically optimizes to support the business > Transparent enterprise Stage 3 – RESPONSIVE Business Value > Business-relevant IT services > Service level management > Financial administration of IT ROI ROI Stage 2 – EFFICIENT > Standardized processes ROI ROI > Automated responses > Consolidated IT Responses Stage 1 – ACTIVE > Respond to problems and faults > Ad hoc, manual processes Level of IT Capabilities Every step you take in the maturity model increases the ROI and Business Value of your Workload Automation Implementation! Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 7 Must Fit Within This Space
  8. 8. > End-to-end IT Process Management CA dSeries Workload Automation Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 8 Must Fit Within This Space
  9. 9. What is CA dSeries Workload Automation? > Data and Message-Driven IT Workload Automation  More than just a Job Scheduler  Trigger Workload in real-time based on granular business events > Single point of Workload Management  From Definition of Workload Process through Execution  For all workload regardless of platform, operating system, processing object or geographical location > Wide Breadth of Workload Types  Utilizes a full array of Event Triggers and Sensors  Integrates with Next Generation Technology  Provides complete End-to-End Workload Automation for your real-time Enterprise Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 9 Must Fit Within This Space
  10. 10. What is CA dSeries Workload Automation? > Event-based automation and real-time triggering  Schedule based on Operating System event sensors: – UNIX Processes and Windows Services – Disk and CPU capacity – Windows Event Log  Text file contents  IP connectivity  File Monitors (create, update, delete and more)  FTP activity  Database Events such as Database Triggers and Monitors > Leverage automation capabilities beyond basic scheduling: ERP’s, Web Services, J2EE-type jobs Co-branded Logo Footprint 10  Aligned Right Edge Must Fit Within This Space
  11. 11. Why CA dSeries Workload Automation? > Easy to Deploy and Realize Value-savings > Breadth of Job Types > Workflow-Centric Approach > Intuitive Drag-and-Drop User Interface > Intuitive Scheduling Criteria & Calendaring > Granular Event-Driven processing > Dynamic Critical Path Monitoring > Simulation & Forecasting > Variable Substitution & Scripting > Role-Based Security Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 11 Must Fit Within This Space
  12. 12. > End-to-end IT Process Management CA dSeries Workload Automation Architecture Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 12 Must Fit Within This Space
  13. 13. CA Workload Automation Architecture MANAGEMENT WORKLOAD AUTOMATION AGENTS AND AND CONTROL SERVER INTEGRATIONS Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 13 Must Fit Within This Space
  14. 14. CA dSeries Workload Automation Architecture Management & Control Web Services Platforms PeopleSoft CA Workload Automation FTP & File Distributed-Hosted Solution Activity Oracle E-Business Suite Automation • Directs Workload processing Links & Tasks • Enabled web-services (SOA) SAP • Real-time status updates • Resource Management Monitors Message Traffic Database Middleware (J2EE) Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 15 Must Fit Within This Space
  15. 15. CA dSeries Workload Automation Capabilities > Enterprise Scheduling and Event Automation Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 16 Must Fit Within This Space
  16. 16. Ease of Installation and Orientation > Quick Install, get up and running in an hour  Disk Space, RDBMS  No other 3rd Party or Companion Products Required > Installs via Install Anywhere, character-based or graphical installation options > Verification procedure to validate that all components are functioning properly Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 17 Must Fit Within This Space
  17. 17. Scheduling & Calendars > Built-in Common Scheduling Terms > English-based Syntax for Defining Workload  Run Daily  Run Last Workday of Month  Run Yesterday Plus 3 Workdays > Limits Dependency on Calendars  Calendars are for special days and periods  Calendars are perpetual, with no maintenance Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 18 Must Fit Within This Space
  18. 18. Traditional Workload Approach Multiple Definitions for Different Scenarios Pay1 Pay1 Pay1 Pay2 Pay2 Pay3 Pay2 Pay3 Pay4 Pay4 Pay4 By Platform By Start Time By Start Time UNIX, Windows etc. Workdays 10pm Weekends 8pm Pay1 Pay1 Pay2 Pay3 Pay2 Pay4 Pay4 By Schedule By Schedule Pay5 Pay6 3rd Wed of Month Last Day of Fiscal-Quarter Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 19 Must Fit Within This Space
  19. 19. Enterprise Workload Process Definition One Definition for All Scenarios Pay1 Daily Daily Pay2 Pay3 Pay4 Friday Last Workday Pay5 of Month Pay6 Daily Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 20 Must Fit Within This Space
  20. 20. Inherited Dependencies Simplify Definition Process Pay1 Daily Pay2 Pay3 Daily > Maintain dependency chain Unique > Reduce need for multiple schedules > Support ad-hoc scheduling changes to CA Pay6 Daily Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 21 Must Fit Within This Space
  21. 21. Application Triggering Simplify Schedules > Triggered by Date/Time, File Trigger, SAP Event, JMS message, data set trigger, Database Monitor/Trigger > Triggering event can be “unexpected” (not a scheduled object) > 50+ different object types CA ESP Agents handle many disparate object types Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 22 Must Fit Within This Space
  22. 22. Many Workload Object Types Legacy Jobs ERP Jobs Advanced/Emerging Tech z/OS Objects J2EE Oracle Apps z/OS dataset EJB Request Set JMS Publish z/OS manual Single Request z/OS job JMS Subscribe Peoplesoft File Trigger Database SAP Database Monitor FTP Transfer Batch Input Sessions Database Stored Procedure B/W Infopackages Microfocus B/W Process Chain Database Trigger OpenVMS Data Archiving SQL Query SAP Event OS400 Monitoring SAP Job Copy CPU Monitoring Tandem SAP Process Monitor Disk Monitoring SAP R3 Link IP Monitoring Task Process Monitoring Text File Monitoring Windows Windows Eventlog Monitoring Unix/Linux Windows Service Monitoring Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 23 Must Fit Within This Space
  23. 23. Value of Event-sensors Use Case Scenario > Events can be unexpected i.e. a credit card is stolen or lost > JMS Message could be initiated by logging onto a web site and filing a report, or calling the Credit Card help center > Data processing to activate theft detection and fraud alert happens immediately > Variety of workload object capabilities ease the integration needs to communicate with other processing systems, i.e. Billing, Credit Bureaus, Law Enforcement, etc. > Offering instant theft deterrents could be a Differentiating Advantage for the consumer Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 24 Must Fit Within This Space
  24. 24. Management and Control CA dSeries Desktop Monitor Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 25 Must Fit Within This Space
  25. 25. Workload Definition Workflow-Centric, Drag-and-Drop The UI and Workload Object lists can be customized to show only the types of workload in your environment Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 26 Must Fit Within This Space
  26. 26. Script Browser > Allows you to select the actual script from the source location Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 27 Must Fit Within This Space
  27. 27. Management and Control Dynamic Critical Path Analysis > Show Critical Path Graphically > Display Anticipated End times > Notify or take exception action if overdue > Real-time updates > Due-out times automatically propagated 20 min > Manage SLA’s proactively G 60 min 90 min 15 min Due out of execution at 7am Anticipated End time 7:24am Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 28 Must Fit Within This Space
  28. 28. Real-time Adaptive Scheduling Dynamic Exception Processing > Monitor for change in job status  Job Start Notify  Job End FAIL  Failure  Overdue  Exceed Min/Max Runtime > Take Action Take  Execute system commands Action  Launch script or other executable  Send Email to User or Group  Trigger more workload  Send SNMP trap  Launch Additional Applications Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 29 Must Fit Within This Space
  29. 29. Advanced Management Capabilities Simulation > Eliminate definition errors > Simulate many “what-if” scenarios  Which jobs will be selected on a holiday?  What will it look like in the event of a disaster?  What was scheduled last month end?  Look for syntax errors  Look for scheduling errors  Validate expected results > Preventing Production Outages Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 30 Must Fit Within This Space
  30. 30. Advanced Management Capabilities Forecasting > Forecast Reports for any time period in the future > 24-hour and 7-day forecasts (Out-of-the-box) > Can be customized for any criteria  Start and End Time  Application Name  Event Name > Both table view and Gantt view of forecasted workload Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 31 Must Fit Within This Space
  31. 31. Role-Based Security > Internal Security Manager > Allows you to define Users and Groups  Pre-defined Groups  Can Clone Permissions from Users/Groups > Granular to object level  Calendars, Applications, Events, etc. Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 32 Must Fit Within This Space
  32. 32. Summary – CA dSeries provides: > Ease of Use > Dynamic Critical Path Monitoring > Ease of Deployment > Simulation & Forecasting > Breadth of Integrations > Variable Substitution & > Workflow-Centric Approach Scripting > Scheduling Criteria & > Role-Based Security Calendaring > Business-Driven Events Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 33 Must Fit Within This Space
  33. 33. CA ESP Workload Automation System Agent R7 for i5/OS (OS/400) Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge Must Fit Within This Space
  34. 34. i5/OS Agent Functionality > Brand new iSeries (i5/0S) agent > Written entirely in Java and based on the R7 System Agent Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 35 September 29, 2009 [Enter presentation title in footer] Copyright © 2007 CA Must Fit Within This Space
  35. 35. i5/OS Agent Functionality > File Monitoring  Support for both root and QSYS.LIB file systems – File monitoring in root looks and feels the same as other Unix agents – File monitoring in QSYS.LIB looks and feels similar to the V2 OS/400 agent > Object Monitor, File-browser, FTP, SNMP, Health Monitor, and Multiple Managers are all supported Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 36 September 29, 2009 [Enter presentation title in footer] Copyright © 2007 CA Must Fit Within This Space
  36. 36. i5/OS Agent Functionality > Filebrowsing  Supports both root and QSYS.LIB file systems > Object Monitoring  Standard monitor types > FTP  Compression and SSL support  Support for ASCII and EBCDIC text transfers  Code page support Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 37 September 29, 2009 [Enter presentation title in footer] Copyright © 2007 CA Must Fit Within This Space
  37. 37. Differences From V2 OS/400 Agent > File monitoring  Fully supported in the same fashion as the other R7 agents with the same restrictions. This lifts some of the restrictions of the V2 agent. > Logging  The agent log files are now in the log subdirectory (in ASCII text) of the product just like the other agents. > OS Support  Minimum OS release support is now V5R2M0 (V2 continues to be V4R4M0). Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 38 September 29, 2009 [Enter presentation title in footer] Copyright © 2007 CA Must Fit Within This Space
  38. 38. Differences From V2 OS/400 Agent > Exit Codes  Job ending and severity codes are now supported from both the job and any exit program specified by CCEXIT  Old 0 and 4001 codes can be used instead if desired > Error Messages  iSeries error messages will propagate through to the interface where appropriate (usually on submission or failure errors) Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 39 September 29, 2009 [Enter presentation title in footer] Copyright © 2007 CA Must Fit Within This Space
  39. 39. Questions  http://adcaustintech.com – Product Information Co-branded Logo Footprint Aligned Right Edge 41 Must Fit Within This Space
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