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When was the last time you backed up your Control-M database? When was the last time you tested the backup to make sure everything was working properly?

 

Learn how to schedule a backup of your Control-M database on a regular basis and how to recovery your data and keep your business operations running.

 

Please join us for the next Connect with Control-M webinar on Wednesday September 27th when Ricardo Moreira will explain and demonstrate how to backup and restore your data. We’ll conclude with a live Q&A session.

 

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Have you ever been curious about how the New Day procedure functions or maybe you would like to know more about optimizing it?

 

Learn how to identify problems, trouble shoot issues and improve performance in this under the hood look at the New Day procedure.

 

Please join us for the next Connect with Control-M webinar on Wednesday August 30th when Hugo Arguello will remove some of the mystery surrounding this core component of the product. We’ll conclude with a live Q&A session.

 

 

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Are you using Workload Policies to help manage your environment?

 

Learn how to take advantage of this feature to better manage your jobs based on Control-M/Agent availability and your application owners' needs.

 

This is the link on YouTube for the recorded session:

 

Connect With Control-M: Managing Workload Policies - YouTube

 

Here is the Q&A for this webinar (Connect With Control-M: Managing Workload Policies)

 

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Q: As soon as the period for the workload policy has passed will those job run automatically or do we need to run them manually?

A:  The Jobs affected by a work load policy will continue to run as normally without needing manual intervention once a Policy is deactivated or its time for effect has  passed.

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Q: What happens if I change workload policy when things are running that meet the filter criteria?

A:  Jobs that are currently running when a policy is activated or takes effect will continue to run on the host. Jobs submitted once the policy is activated or take effect will follow the Policy.

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Q: Does mapping only apply for Agents connected to same CTM/Server?

A:  Jobs are defined to run on the Control-M/Server. To move jobs to an Agent on another Control-M/Server, it will be necessary to change the Job Definition.

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Q: I see we can activate/deactivate workload policy - can we create/delete/update workload policy outside of the GUI?

A:  The Workload Automation GUI client is the only way to Create, Delete, or Modify Policies.

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Q: When he says stopping all jobs - does he really mean stopping submission of new jobs? Do job already running keep running?

A: Jobs currently running will complete, until the Policy takes effect and new jobs will not run on the Control-M/Server or be submitted to the new Agent/Host. 

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Q: Can you not modify a policy after it’s created?

A:  Policies can be modified once they are created, but the name field cannot be changed.

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Q: Is there a way to change RUNNING JOBS or Quantitative Resources to "ZERO".  Lowest level available is 1.  If not, is there a RFE to provide for this?

A: Request for Enhancement QM002066509 has been opened for this scenario. Its inclusion in a future release or fix pack has not been announced.

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Q: Why can’t you set the Quantitative Resource to zero?

A: The suggested way to stop all jobs is to use the "Stop All Jobs" option of Workload Policies. Jobs have to meet all the defined filter criteria for the Policy to affect them.

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Q: Is it possible to export/import workload policies into different EM environment?

A:  It is possible to export Policies using the util utility. Usage for this is "util -mcs -export -type workload -file {path\file}. If the EM Server is on UNIX/Linux this command will have to be prefaced with "em"

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Q: Are Workload Policies a new v8/v9 feature? Or did it exist in v7 with a different name?

A:  Workload Policies were known as Workload Management in Control-M 7.0.00. This can be accessed in the Enterprise Manager Application from Tools > Workload Management.

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Q: The filter criteria uses OR or AND operator?

A:  The filter criteria uses an AND operator, so for a Policy to affect Jobs, all the filter criteria must be met.

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Q: If you are executing a policy to not run any jobs preparing for a maintenance window. How will this affect jobs that are running when you execute the workload policy?

A:  Jobs that are running on a Host will continue to execute until they finish. No new jobs that meet the filter criteria will be submitted once the Policy is activated.

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Q: So if I set up a policy to stop all job submissions on a control-m/server, critical jobs on this control-m/server would still be submitted?

A: Jobs that are marked as Critical in their definition will run regardless if they meet filter criteria for a job.

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Q: Can we use workload policies to stop the all the jobs during maintenance window, without shutting down the Control-M Server?

A:  The Control-M/Server does not have to be shut down for a Workload Policy to be able to stop or otherwise affect jobs.

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Q: So a workload policy addressing number of jobs executing works regardless if a job has a quantitative resource?

A: Number of Jobs and Quantitative Resource are separate categories so a Policy defined to affect one and not the other will not consider

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Q: Currently we are using the QR's for stopping the jobs on each agent during the outage window. For this we are using new jobs, which is consuming our license count. Can we replace these jobs with workload policy?

A: A "Number of Running Jobs" Workload Policy can be used for this purpose

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Q: Is it possible for Mass update in version 9?

A: Workload Policies must be updated one at a time in the GUI Client.

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Converting data from an existing scheduling solution to Control-M concerns many organizations, as business-critical processes rely on the copious amounts of data within a scheduling solution. Manually converting data increases both conversion time and risk. Using the Control-M conversion tool, will remove the risk of costly errors which may happen in manual conversion when such a tool is not used.

 

After travelling around many different countries, I discovered that the Conversion Tool not only helps new users to migrate their jobs to Control-M, but is also a powerful tool for large multi-national organizations, which are expanding, to bring new workloads into Control-M. Organizations that are converting from Cron tabs or MS schedulers, or replacing their file transfer solutions with MFT, will enjoy the automated discovery and conversion to Control-M jobs and its applications.

 

If you haven’t heard about Control-M Conversion, you must watch this Conversion video.

 

Just recently we have released the Conversion Tool version 9.0.05 introducing some major new capabilities that you should know about.

 

 

 

  • Control-M OS to Application Jobs module (next phase of the Control-M Flow Update module) – Simplifies mass updates and automates conversion from an Operating System job type to either an Application Plug-in (e.g. File Transfer, SAP, Informatica, etc.) or to Application Integrator created jobs.  You can quickly find generic or scripted jobs according to specified criteria and replace them with an appropriate application specific Control-M job type

 

  • Control-M Self Conversion is a new web interface tool that allows you to build new conversions from any Scheduler, Application, or "homegrown" to Control-M folders and jobs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So let’s talk briefly about what you can do with the Self-Conversion Engine. Clearly, there are so many scheduling tools, file transfers solutions, or any other applications which you’d like to convert to Control-M. The traditional Conversion Tool has a long list of out-of-the box supported schedulers and applications, but of course, not every application or scheduling tool can be supported. With the understanding that the Control-M Operations team is very familiar with their data and business processes, we provide the tool to create conversion rules, and convert, test and upload to Control-M. And all that by yourself! (Well, of course, BMC teams will always support you in case you need it

 

Check out these latest capabilities and more, or contact the Control-M Conversion team for more info.

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Join us this summer at one of our many exciting events! Whether it be a conference, seminar plus baseball game, or user group- we want you to hear the latest and greatest Control-M has to offer.

 

In the half day seminars on "This is Digital Business Automation," you'll explore the latest features, network with peers and discover ways to accelerate development of job flows.

Learn how Control-M can help you:

  • Automate and manage workloads from a single point of control
  • Accelerate application development with Jobs-as-Code
  • Embrace new technologies without compromising existing infrastructure

 

DateEventLocationVenue
July 20, 2017Control-M SeminarColumbusL Brands
July 26, 2017Control-M User GroupLondon
August 3, 2017Control-M SeminarChile
August 4, 2017Control-M SeminarThailand
August 8, 2017Control-M SeminarIndonesia
August 8, 2017Control-M SeminarMontevideo
August 10, 2017Control-M Seminar + Reds GameCincinnatiGreat American Ball Park
August 16, 2017Control-M Seminar + Brewers GameMilkwaukeeAbramson Room: Miller Park
August 27-30, 2017VM World Las VegasMandalay Bay
August 31, 2017Control-M Seminar + Minnesota Twins Game MinneapolisThe Lumber Exchange
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Are you using Workload Policies to help manage your environment?

 

Learn how to take advantage of this feature to better manage your jobs based on Control-M/Agent availability and your application owners' needs.

 

Join us for the next Connect with Control-M webinar on Wednesday July 26th where Eric Epperson will demonstrate Workload Policies followed by a live Q&A session.

Register now!!

 

 

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Have you seen the new Control-M for SAP 9.0.00?

 

Learn how to take advantage of enhanced features such as "Watch for an SAP Event" and the new SAP Parent-Child Tree View.

 

We'll also take a look at SAP Profile Activation and extended capabilities in spawned jobs management.

 

This is the link on YouTube for the recorded session

 

Connect With Control-M: New Features in Control-M for SAP 9.0.00 - YouTube

 

Here is the Q&A for this webinar (Connect With Control-M: New Features in Control-M for SAP 9.0.00)

 

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Q: Is Control-M for SAP 9 able to run with a 32bit Control-M/Agent?

A: Control-M for SAP version 9 only supports running on a 64 bit Agent.

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Q: Where is the SAP job spool and log saved when run thru Control-M?

A: SAP job log and spool is saved in the Control-M job output by default.

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Q: Can we send a notification specifically about a child job that failed?

A: Using the job template you can define a notification in the Actions tab of the Child job.

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Q: Do the files in the jobtrace directory appear even if debug is not enabled on the Agent?

A: Debug is not required to get the jobtrace files and a unique file is created for every SAP job.

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Q: When do the jobtrace files get removed?

A: These files get removed at New Day.

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Q: Are the jobtrace logs available in version 8?

A: They were first introduced in version 9.

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Q: What is the most practical application for reading the jobtrace logs?

A: When an SAP job ends NOTOK, reading the associated jobtrace log will give you more details about the failure and if the problem is likely to be in Control-M or SAP.

For example a timeout error message in the job output can be an indication of an issue in SAP.

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Q: Is the Extractor process needed with the new job types?

A: The new job types do not require the Extractor.

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Q: You can keep parent job executing state until childs are completed still for BW proc chains?

A: Yes, the new feature included in version 9, allow you to keep the parent job to wait for the child jobs-

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Q: Can we install Control-m SAP 9.0 with COntrol-m sever 8.0 ?

A: Yes this is possible, please refer to the Release notes of Control-M for SAP version 9 for further details.

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Q: For log and spool file saved on Linux Agent, who is file owner and what is file permission?

A: The owner is the agent user, and the permission is 644 (rw-r--r--)

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Q: From parent job property we can see the child jobs. Is there any way to find the parent jobname from the child job?

A: You can view all the child on the parent job, but not the other way around.

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Q: Are there any plans to remove the requirement of creating the Child jobs within Control-M for monitoring the spawned jobs? Some of our jobs have dozens of child jobs so we will be consuming much too many licenses which makes this functionality less useful.

A: No, this is the way designed.

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Q: If the event is not arrived, do we have any standard compstat code like we have one for file watcher?

A: Jobs end not ok. The compstat is identical to any CTM job.

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Q: Does Control-M Agent always need to be run as root?

A: No. you can also run it as non-root.

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Q: There is an option called spool list receipient in the SAP form. It includes shared Distribution List. I want to know if we can pull report to view only those DL name.

A: look for variable : "%%SAPR3-RECIP_TYPE" with value: "C", and the name of the dist list will be the value of variable: %%SAPR3-RECIPIENT.

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Q: Job completion status depends on Application status.. What's that?

A: In case a job runs a SAP application, the job’s status can be set to depend on this internal status.

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Join us July 27th in Louisville for a Control-M User Group + Distillery Tour with Cetan!

 

 

Join BMC and Cetan Corp to learn how Control-M increases agility for your digital business. In this seminar, you’ll explore the latest features, network with peers, and discover methods to accelerate development of job workflows.

 

Find out how Control-M can help you:

  • Automate and manage workloads from a single point of control
  • Accelerate application development with jobs-as-code
  • Embrace new technologies without compromising existing infrastructure

 

Seminar Time: 8:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Seminar Location: 21c Hotel, 700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

Distillery Tour Time: 11:15 AM – 5:15 PM
Tour Locations: Woodford Reserve (Lunch, Tour & Tasting) and Buffalo Trace (Tour & Tasting)

 

Register here: http://www.cetancorp.com/event/louisville-control-m-user-group-distillery-tour/?utm_source=bmc&utm_medium=email%20invitation

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Recently, analyst firm Aberdeen Group was commissioned by BMC for a report on how workload automation specifically affects the retail sector and boy are the results impressive.

 

In a recent survey by Aberdeen, the top 2 technology strategies in the retail sector: streamlining and accelerating, and providing visibility. The IT infrastructure of platforms, databases and applications is incredibly diverse which makes it a rich target for Workload Automation. As the technology infrastructure for the retail sector becomes more complex, and the volume of business processes goes up, the benefits of Workload Automation become increasingly necessary — and valuable.

 

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Read this report to learn about best practices and real world results.

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View this checklist to see if you have a need for Workload Automation

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Aberdeen SmartBite highlighting Workload Automation in Retail.

 

Watch the YouTube video below, highlighting retail success with Workload Automation and be sure to read the full report above.

 

                                                                                

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Announcing Control-M Workbench, a no-cost, self-service, standalone development environment allowing users to code, test and debug jobs the same way that any other coding activity is performed. Control-M Workbench expands the Jobs-as-Code capability of Control-M Automation API introduced in 2016. As a refresher, Control-M Automation API is a set of programmatic interfaces that allows developers and DevOps engineers to use Control-M in a self-service manner within the agile application release process. Control-M Workbench improves the quality of job flows and shortens the time to production.

 

The Control-M Workbench environment will be familiar for developers with JSON, REST APIs and node.js CLI for creating workflows. Control-M Workbench can be used to create different types of jobs including big data, database and other enterprise workloads. Control-M Workbench is publicly available to download and you will be able to run jobs in minutes.

 

Highlights:

  • Shortens the delivery cycle- Embedding workflow automation as artifacts aligns the development and operations environments and helps avoid delays
  • Cost-effective and low risk- The self-contained, publicly available environment gives developers quick and easy access
  • Consolidates tools- Developers get everything they need to create, validate, debug and run jobs using their existing CI/CD tools
  • Improves application quality- Shifting left job definitions helps to identify defects or bugs earlier on, reduce costs and increase application quality

 

Download Control-M Workbench here.

 

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Have you experienced issues with a Gateway that can't connect or have a Gateway download hang? Are you interested in learning more about Gateway architecture and/or how the gateway works? Would you like to learn how you could potentially identify and correct problems yourself?

 

To learn more about the Gateway architecture and troubleshooting, please join us for a connect with Control-M live webinar on  Wednesday, May 31st  where Neil Blandford will demonstrate:

 

Gateway Architecture

Debugging & Troubleshooting

•     Running the Health Check Utility

 

This is the link on YouTube for the recorded session:

 

Connect with Control-M: Troubleshooting the Enterprise Manager Gateway - YouTube

 

Here is the Q&A for this webinar (Connect with Control-M Troubleshooting the Enterprise Manager Gateway)

 

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Q: Is the Control Shell option for gateway something that can be disable for users from authorizations?

A: To prevent unauthorized access to the Configuration Manager use the NONE options in Authorizations for the Configuration Manger.

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Q: Will global conditions flow with the gateway down?

A: Not to the Control-M Server that has the Gateway down, the others will.

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Q: Will you be able to do job functions like hold with the gateway down?

A: With the Control-M Server utility ctmpsm directly, but the EM Clients systems won't be able to receive Server updates.

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Q: If the z/os gateway is up and EM gateway is down, will the z/os ctm server still work?

A: The answer is YES, the same as a distributed server. No global conditions will flow though.

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Q: Can I use the ctl to enable debug from my client machine?

A: ctm is an EM Server utility so it has to be run from the server.

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Q: Gateway state and desired state are up but the message from CCM is showing as disconnected, what could be the reason?

A: There could be a communication issue or the Server may be down. Please see the demo of this webinar for troubleshooting info.

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Q: What happens to alerts if the gtw is down/having problems, and newday runs before the gtw is reconnected? Will alerts issued before newday be lost if the job is no longer on the AJF in the new 

download?

A: Alerts along with the new day run will be delayed, but catch up once re-connected.

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Q: What steps we need to perform if gateway status goes to No Sync mode during NDP?

A: Firstly, give it time to try to sync. If it still can't please re-cycle and monitor.

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Q: Can you initiate the Control Shell commands from the command line / shell on the Control-M EM server? If so, how?

A: Yes, you can use the -cmd option. The utilities guide covers these options.

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Q: Is the overhead less or more turning on debug using the command line?

A: There's no difference in overhead provided the modules are the same.

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Q: What's the Control-M/EM port?

A: It's configurable but default is 2369.

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Q: What is a 'low number' in terms of the updates in the STAT_REPORT?

A: 1 or 2 could be considered low, bear in mind that this is a backlog and dependent on system performance. Ideally this should be 0.

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Q: It happened last week at a new date. It took an extra 8 min for folder sync. We couldn't find anything in the logs. How should we troubleshoot this issue if it happens again?

A: Run the EM and Server data collectors, also note if anything was happening at the time. We often see download issues caused by VM backup, migration, or load for example.

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Q: If we want merge two different EM in one then how can gateways can be merged?

A: You can check this article solution 000030516 for information about it but feel free to open a case to clarify your needs first

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Q: Is it possible to make the gateway to run on a specific port?

A: Yes, you can update the configuration to allow this. Please open a case to discuss.

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Q: What's the difference between the gtw_log* and a gtw_diag* files?

A: The gtw_log is the main log, the second is intended for development and support.

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Q: Is there a line command to check the status of a Gateway?

A: Yes, you can use: ctl -mcs -C Gateway -d [datacenter] -cmd life_check

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Q: Can one gateway connected to 2 different EM's one will be up at a time right?

A: Not, this cause significant problems, this is not a supported configuration.

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Q: Do we have a list of frequent issues with Gateway and troubleshooting/resolution summary?

A: We discussed a common scenario in the demo, we tend to deal with gateway issues on a case by case basis.

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Q: Do we need to delete gateway when to upgrade EM from 8 to 9 or it will be done by upgrade toolkit?

A: There should not be any need to delete the Server or Gateway after an upgrade, please open an AMIGO case when starting to upgrade to clarify upgrade concerns.

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Q: Can you briefly explain the relationship with Control-m 'agents' assigned to Control-M 'servers' and how problems with the gateway could impact your workflow tied to the targeted remote agents?

A: The Agent communicates with the Server only and all communication with the EM Client comes through the Gateway. So if there are problems you will be able to manage them once communication is restored.

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Have you seen the new Control-M for SAP 9.0.00?

 

Learn how to take advantage of enhanced features such as "Watch for an SAP Event" and the new SAP Parent-Child Tree View.

We'll also take a look at SAP Profile Activation and extended capabilities in spawned jobs management.

 

Join us for the next Connect with Control-M webinar on Wednesday June 28th where Javier Núñez will demonstrate the new features, followed by a live Q&A session.

 

Register Now!!

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Have you experienced issues with a Gateway that can't connect or have a Gateway download hang? Are you interested in learning more about Gateway architecture and/or how the gateway works? Would you like to learn how you could potentially identify and correct problems yourself?

 

To learn more about the Gateway architecture and troubleshooting, please join us for a connect with Control-M live webinar on  Wednesday, May 31st  where Neil Blandford will demonstrate:

 

Gateway Architecture

Debugging & Troubleshooting

•     Running the Health Check Utility

 

Don’t miss a live demo of these capabilities. There will be a Q&A after the demo. Register Now!!

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Did you know that Control-M allows you to develop your own custom client applications?

Would you like to speed up your development lifecycle by enabling developers to test code in a Control-M environment using continuous integration techniques? Automation API allows you to submit requests from your own applications to Control-M and get the responses as well such as performing job actions and changing Alert status.

 

To learn more about Control-M Automation API and how to use it, join us for a Connect with Control-M live webinar on Wednesday, April 26th  where Ruben Villa will demonstrate:

 

Installation & Configuration API

Job definitions as code

•     Managing active environment through custom DevOps tools

 

This is the link on YouTube for the recorded session:

 

Connect with Control-M: Control-M Automation API - YouTube

 

Here is the Q&A for this webinar (Connect with Control-M: Control-M Automation API)

 

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Q: Is this Automation API an extra licensed product?

A: No, you can use it since Enterprise Manager Version 9 FixPack 2

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Q: To access the API cli from the command line, should you be located under a specific path?

A: No.

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Q: Under the "Defaults" you can define any parameter from the job definition and its value?

A: Yes.

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Q: Is there any table that shows the references of a field in the job definition so I can refer to that correct name into the code?

A: Yes, you can consult the help documentation with ctm doc get

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Q: Can the order of the structure in the code can be changed without any impact? Or it has to keep the correct order?

A: Yes you can change the order of the parameters.

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Q: IS the flow option in AAPI equal to creating job dependencies with conditions?

A: Yes

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Q: Is this feature integrated with the WLA?

A: Yes, since Enterprise Manager FixPack 2

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Q: Does it matter what you name the flows?

A: No, you can use the name that you want/need.

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Q: What would a flow with 2 successors look like?  (2 successors simultaneously.)

A: You can define 2 flows in your JSON file to create 2 successors for the same Job.

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Q: When you create a job with AAPI, it's that definition inserted to the DB or just in the AJF?

A: Both, you can also modify this.

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Q: Is it possible to create a flow even if the job ended NOTOK?

A: Yes, you can configure how your flow will follow after a job ends not, e.g. rerun or set ok

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Q: How case sensitive are these commands (windows typically not case sensitive)

A: ctm commands are not case sensitive.

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Q: Can we import/export existing definitions to json on the WLA GUI or with exportdeftable or similar utilities? If not, is that planned?

A: This is not something available at the moment, but is planned for the future with AAPI.

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Q: Do all the API utilities have to be executed from the EM server machine?

A: No, the EM Server is the Endpoint for all the requests.

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Q: Can we call this JSON API job from a script?

A: Yes you can call the JSON from any other application.

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Q: Based on what permissions developer can access Control-M environments?

A: AAPI uses ctmcli and needs to get 2 tokens for login.  One from the GUI Server (GSR) and a second from the Control-M Configuration Server (CMS).  Because of this it needs login privileges for both as defined in the CCM under Authorizations for the user that is attempting to login.  Specifically in Privileges for "Control-M Configuration Manager" and "Control-M Workload Automation, Utilities........"

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Q: The online documentation has a few job types, like Hadoop and databases. Are other job types planned? Filewatcher, mainframe, and PeopleSoft are some of the ones that come to mind. If not, can we specify the parameters for other types as autoedit variables?

A: Currently this feature/product is designed to work in the way it was explained during this session, but

If you consider it could be an enhancement, please open a ticket so we can handle it and assist you properly.

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Q: Can you use this from a command line in a UNIX environment?

A: Yes, the developer toolkit can be used in a Unix Environment.

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Q: can we use the API to execute an asynchronous callback to control-m, to control a long-running process that does not return an explicit status?

A: You can use the ctm run status to get the status of any jobs or the full job log.

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Q: Can the AAPI be used to perform tasks, such as adding a condition?

A: Yes, you can add, delete conditions from AAPI.

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Q: Does the API code developed will have any dependency with the future enhancements of the product, job schema - as now v7 & v9 job schema has some differences.

A: At this moment AAPI only supports WLA Version 9 and will support the future releases.

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Q: Can I use the Run option to do an ad-hoc run for jobs that do not exist in the EM DB? Or do I have to Deploy first always?

A: Yes, as long as you define the jobs in the JSON file that you are using.

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Q: How do you manage who can and who cannot run jobs via AAPI?

A: You need to setup the EM Authorizations for this users, AAPI uses the login credentials and privileges from EM.

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Q: can we ask the WHY status of a job?

A: This option is not available for the moment, but you can run the status command for this.

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Q: Why does the user need to have access to the CCM?

A: Because of the configuration that we can do from AAPI regarding Agents.

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Q: When you run jobs on AJF using API, does it count towards Control-M job license?

A: Yes, as any other job in the AJF.

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Q: Will our own Application Integrator jobs types be made available as job types for the AAPI?

A: This option is not available for the moment.

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Join us at one of the many events below whether on the road or in your hometown. We look forward to seeing you!

 

If you are in London, be sure to visit us in booth #503 at Strata + Hadoop World May 23-25th! Also, join our session May 25th at 12:05pm in Capital Suite 4: Ingest. Process. Analyze- Automation and Integration through the Big Data Journey by Alon Lebenthal, Sr. Manager, Solutions Marketing.

 

There are a couple of great DevOps events, fast approaching in June! Join us in Washington D.C. at the Marriott Metro Center for the ATARC Federal DevOps Summit. This educational, one-day summit will examine DevOps tools and techniques used by the Government to create an agile development cycle, providing greater efficiency and cost savings than traditional methods. We are also very excited to be a platinum sponsor for the DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) London in June!

 

May
May 8, 2017Openstack SummitBostonSheraton Boston Hotel
May 8-10, 2017Gartner ITOMOrlando

Hilton Orlando

May 9, 2017BMC DayBostonHotel Commonwealth
May 9, 2017Forrester SummitChicagoSheraton Grand Chicago
May 23, 2017Big Data LunchPhoenix*Details coming soon
May 23-25, 2017Strata + Hadoop WorldLondonExCel London
May 31, 2017BMC ShowroomMadrid*Details coming soon
June
June 5, 2017BMC DayTorontoShangri-La Hotel Toronto
June 5-6, 2017DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES)LondonQueen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
June 7, 2017BMC Exchange- FederalWashington D.C.Marriott Wardman Park
June 13, 2017Control-M SeminarHouston*Details coming soon
June 13-15, 2017DataWorks SummitSan JoseSan Jose McEnery Convention Center
June 14, 2017Control-M SeminarCincinnati*Details coming soon
June 20, 2017Control-M SeminarBrasilia*Details coming soon
June 21, 2017Customer Appreciation Boat CruiseChicagoChicago's First Lady Cruise Ship
June 22, 2017Control-M SeminarRio de Janiero*Details coming soon
June 22, 2017Control-M SeminarMilwaukee*Details coming soon
June 28, 2017ATARC Federal DevOps SummitWashington D.C.Marriott Metro Center

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