Can MainView AutoOPERATOR interface to CONTROL-M without CONTROL-O installed?

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    PRODUCT:

    MainView AutoOPERATOR


    APPLIES TO:

    MainView AutoOPERATOR



    QUESTION:

    We would like to force CONTROL-M jobs directly from MainView AutoOPERATOR Rules. Is this possible without using CONTROL-O?
     


    ANSWER:

    With AutoOPERATOR 7.2, a change was made to the Rule Processor panels that have new actions where you can now directly set condition codes and force jobs running under the control of CONTROL-M.
    The event type panels support two new fields that you can use in a Rule to send a FORCE JOB or a SET COMMAND command to the primary CONTROL-O or CMEM region. The new field names are:
      CTM Force Job
      CTM Set Cond.

    If you have already implemented the AOSIVTBL sample table in your CONTROL-M environment, you must copy the new AOSIVTBL table into the existing AOSIVTBL table. For further details on field descriptions for the Rules Processor see the MainView AutoOPERATOR Basic Automation Guide, Volume 1: Using Rules - Table listing Action Specification fields and event types.

    The steps required to implement the MainView AutoOPERATOR interface to CONTROL-O and CMEM are detailed in the MainView AutoOPERATOR Customization Guide (Implementing the MainView AutoOPERATOR interface to CONTROL-O and CMEM). The instructions apply to both CONTROL-O and CMEM.

    Some customers have reported an error (IOAE12E ERROR IN DEFINITION, DEFINITION SCREEN CANNOT BE BUILT) when viewing the AOSIVTBL rule table using CMEM and not CONTROL-O. CMEM is a reduced version of CONTROL-O and only CONTROL-O supports setting IOA variables from AutoOPERATOR. The AOSIVTBL rule table cannot be viewed as a CMEM table, only as a CONTROL-O table. However, it can be ordered when running CMEM.

    The following command initializes the AutoOPERATOR interface from CTMCMEM.
    F CTMCMEM,STARTAAO

    This will give a response as shown below:
    CTO83AI INITIALIZATION OF AUTOOPERATOR SUPPORT STARTED
    CTO83EI SUBSYSTEM REGISTERED WITH AUTOOPERATOR INTERFACE
    CTO83FI INITIALIZATION OF AUTOOPERATOR SUPPORT ENDED SUCCESSFULLY
    CTO357I COMMAND ENDED SUCCESSFULLY

    For further details, see the INCONTROL for z/OS Administrator Guide.

    With CMEM, a CONTROL-M job can be ordered, a CONTROL-M condition can be given but adding a CONTROL-M variable with result in an error (this is supported by CONTROL-O).


    Article Number:

    000118544


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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