The CA Product Management team is looking into adding simple built-in email notifications to Workload Automation AE (Autosys) in the future. Since there are always a limited number of resources, a limited amount of time, and a seeminly unlimited number of enhancements on the list :) we may implement this functionality in stages. For example, we could implement email notifications at the individual job or the group of jobs ("application") level first, we could implement notification first for failures only and then enhance it to support other (or all) states or other triggers like time-in-state. As we look at this, I'd welcome any input you might have that could help us set priorities or specific requirements.
The email notifications have been added to AutoSys 11.4 and are not in 11.3.
If you’re at 11.3 there are several options, including NSM Notifications, Event Management (with an external mail application), or xMatters.
xMatters does far more than simple email notifications; with its rules engine it can notify the right person or team using different methods (email, mobile, page, even voice phone call) and can even support 2-way communication (for example, if someone is notified via mobile device, that person can respond with an event to send such as to restart the job).
Hope that helps!
I believe AutoSys customers are entitled only to the common components like CCI, SSA and Event Management. Other NSM components would be licensed separately.
I should also point out that one can send SNMP traps for any AE event, so that’s another path for an integrated solution.
11.4 is in Beta now and is expected to GA this Fall.
On one hand, the monitoring and alerting features are similar to the features AutoSys has included at least as far back as 4.5.1, although we’ve added things as we’ve gone forward (like the email notifications in 11.4). We haven’t changed the software bundle in 11.4 compared to 11.3, so it comes with the NSM common components including CA Event Management.
On the other hand, WCC 11.4 includes a completely redesigned Monitoring application. I think you’ll find it’s a lot easier to use and a lot easier to wrap your head around, including the redesigned Alerts mechanism. We’ve also added some neat new stuff, like the View Summary page. So I think 11.4 is definitely a step forward.
I hope that helps!