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Audience

This basic course is for Tivoli Workload Scheduler operators and schedulers who perform duties related to batch workload automation. Although designed for new users, the course is also beneficial for individuals who are migrating from previous versions to 9.1 or 9.2, as well as those who need a refresher and introduction to the Dynamic Workload Console.

Dates (Bath):

29 Oct 2018

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Prerequisites

You should have experience performing basic shell commands in a terminal emulator such as PuTTY or xterm.


Duration

3 days.


Objectives

This course introduces IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler 9.2 features, environment, and terminology. You learn about the features for distributed environments and how to use both the Dynamic Workload Console and command-line interfaces. You also learn how to monitor production workflow, and to plan, implement, and manage Workload Scheduler objects to create a production day plan. You manage changes to objects, the plan, jobs, events, and job streams. You also learn how to optimize production workflow, troubleshoot plan problems, and manage dynamic and event-driven workloads. Hands-on labs reinforce concepts through production scenarios.

Course objectives include:

  • Describe Tivoli Workload Scheduler concepts and terminology
  • Describe Tivoli Workload Scheduler production process
  • Use the Dynamic Workload Console to monitor and manage Tivoli Workload Scheduler production workflow
  • Submit predefined job streams and jobs into the current plan
  • Solve common problems that arise in the production day plan
  • List the steps for planning a job stream
  • Configure Tivoli Workload Scheduler objects such as jobs, job streams, resources, prompts, and calendars
  • Use the Graphical View to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot workloads
  • Describe the effects that start-of-day and time zones have on Tivoli Workload Scheduler job streams
  • Create event-based workload processing
  • Use dynamic scheduling concepts and terminology
  • Configure and launch a job on a pool of workstations
  • Produce reports using the Tivoli Workload Scheduler command line and the Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console


Topics

Introducing Workload Scheduler 9.2 Operations and Scheduling
Workload Automation concepts
Workload Scheduler terminology
Workload Scheduler architecture
Workload Scheduler production process

Getting started with the Dynamic Workload Console
Opening the Dynamic Workload Console
Navigating the console
Connecting the console to Workload Scheduler

Monitoring system status and health
Getting context-sensitive help
Viewing the dashboard
Creating and customizing monitoring tasks
Using monitoring tasks
Monitoring your scheduling environment
Managing and monitoring plan objects
Using the Plan View

Managing workflow
Changing job dependencies
Canceling jobs and job streams
Setting job and job stream priority
Setting limits
Killing jobs that are running
Browsing job logs
Rerunning jobs
Submitting new work

Using the console manager command line
Locating the command line interface
Starting the conman command
Conman help
Command shortcuts

Understanding the scheduling environment
Plan-based agent types
Dynamic agent types
Pools and dynamic pools

Managing workload definitions
Starting the designer
Navigating the designer
Using Quick open
Using the Working List
The Create Like button

Creating scheduling objects
Creating users
Creating prompts
Creating resources
Creating calendars
Creating Variable tables
Creating jobs

Creating job streams
Planning job streams
Building a basic job stream
Using scheduling options
Adding dependencies
Creating run cycles
Adding jobs to job streams
Advanced job stream options

Creating and using event rules
Event rule basics
Creating a simple event rule
Using event rule triggers
Using event rule actions
Feeding event trigger data to event rule actions
Sets and sequences of events

Forecasting and viewing future plans
Creating a forecast plan
Viewing the preproduction plan

Using the composer command line
Locating the command line interfafce
Starting the composer command
Composer help
Workload Scheduler scheduling language

Using Workload Application Templates
Creating a new template
Exporting the template
Creating mapping rules
Importing data

Reporting with Workload Scheduler
Built-in reporting
Creating historical reports
Job run statistics report
Job run history report
Workstation workload summary report
Workstation workload runtimes report

Creating plan reports
Actual production details report
Planned production details report
Creating custom SQL reports with Workload Scheduler views
Using the reporting command-line

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