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What's New in ThruPut Manager [On-demand Webcast]


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Catch up on the latest ThruPut Manager enhancements since Compuware acquired the batch automation product earlier this year. During this webcast, Compuware Product Manager Spencer Hallman and Software Development Manager Nancy DiFilippo will discuss recent innovations, including:
- Separation of production and other workloads
- Integration of ThruPut Manager into the Compuware family of products
- Enhanced functionality for new z/OS 2.3
- Integration with Compuware Strobe
- Ability to compare results of different versions of your Job Action Language (JAL)

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What's New in ThruPut Manager [On-demand Webcast]

  1. 1. 1 What’s New in ThruPut Manager Spencer Hallman, Product Manager Nancy DiFilippo, Software Development Manager December 12, 2017
  2. 2. 2 Nancy DiFilippo Software Development Manager Spencer Hallman Product Manager
  3. 3. 3 • Production Service Groups (AE) • QUICKJOBs (AE) • Support ThruPut Manager Control File in Coupling Facility (AE/SE) April (TMT7109)
  4. 4. 4 Production Service Groups Is Now … Production Services Job Queue Job Queue P1204AC1 P1230AR2 J01AC013 P1201FI1 P1201FI1P1230AR2P1204AC1 General Services Job Queue J01AC013
  5. 5. 5 QUICKJOBS Execution Job Queue P1204AC1 P1230AR2 P1201FI1 Analysis P1204AC1 To Front of Queue
  6. 6. 6 Control File in Coupling Facility • ThruPut Manager Control File is similar to JES2 Checkpoint • IBM recommends Checkpoint in Coupling Facility for MAS > 4 – Improves performance: Faster for read operations than cached DASD – Ensures equitable sharing amongst members • Support for Control File in Coupling Facility – Customer inspired – Benefits as outlined for JES2 checkpoint
  7. 7. 7 • Version 18.02 released (AE/SE) • Compuware License Management System (LMS) (AE/SE) • Expanded Production Service Group functionality (AE) • Job Action Language (JAL) Compare (AE/SE) July (TMT7110)
  8. 8. 8 Compuware License Management System Warning Mode Enforcement Mode July 2017 – January 2018 January 2018+ LMS or License Does not Exist Warning message issued Product will shutdown Expired or Invalid License Started task will shutdown Product will shutdown Licenses expiring within 14 days receive warning messages (WLM590I written to SYSLOG) No LMS: Recheck after period of time before shutting down
  9. 9. 9 • Enforcement Mode is enabled by PTF in January maintenance • Ensure LMS is prioritized at IPL • Emergency licenses are available 24/7 at • May setup automation on WLM590I message to ensure notification of 14 days remaining License Management System
  10. 10. 10 JAL Compare • Evaluates Primary JAL and Secondary JAL at same time • Differences in analysis result in ThruPut Manager SMF records/SYSMGS or both • Optionally Hold jobs with differences • Utility DTMFSMJ creates report showing differences – XML format – Can download to PC and turn into PDF
  11. 11. 11 JAL Compare Difference Report
  12. 12. 12 • z/OS 2.3 support (AE/SE) • Strobe integration (AE/SE) October (TMT7112)
  13. 13. 13 • Support for email address – USERID for JES 2.3 – NOTIFY statement • Support dynamic job sequencing – Identified in AE flower box • Initialization deck checks • Emergency subsystem – Jobs are not analyzed – ThruPut Manager JECL statements ignored – DCS still works for dataset contention z/OS 2.3 Support
  14. 14. 14 /*STROBE JECL Card Example /*STROBE [stepname],[program],[duration],[samples],[email-address]
  15. 15. 15 • Country Multiplex Pricing support for ACM (AE) • ThruPut Manager web graphical user interface (GUI) Coming Soon
  16. 16. 16 Country Multiplex Pricing Support • Extended Automated Capacity Management (ACM) to support CMP • Allows for R4HA consideration across CPCs • ACM will track R4HA relative to limit defined for each LPAR set • Specific actions as defined by installation in SLM policy to constrain batch workload will be taken when appropriate • Scope is JESPLEX • ThruPut Manager must be installed on at least one LPAR in CPC to monitor R4HA on that CPC
  17. 17. 17 Coming Soon: VISUALIZING Batch! • ThruPut Manager web-based GUI • Visualizing – General and production services queue data – Where work is selected – Detailed job information • Estimated time to selection • Possible causes for delays • Rough location in queue – R4HA from ThruPut Manager’s viewpoint and current ACM level
  18. 18. 18 © 2017 Compuware Corporation. All rights reserved.