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CA Tuesday Tip: CA WA Deployment Best Practices - CA GREEN BOOKS

  • 1.  CA Tuesday Tip: CA WA Deployment Best Practices - CA GREEN BOOKS

    Posted 08-14-2012 03:23 PM
    CA Tuesday Tip: CA WA Deployment[b] Best Practices - CA GREEN BOOKS by Stacey Ruggiero, Sr. Support Engineer for 8/14/2012

    This Green Book for CA Workload Automation (WA) describes the best practices for deploying your Workload Automation solution using CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys Edition) or CA WA CA 7 Edition


    https://support.ca.com/phpdocs/7/common/greenbooks/Workload_Automation_Deployment_Best_Practices_v2_ENU.pdf

    I've included some of the book below to give an idea of the contents

    Introduction
    This Green Book for CA Workload Automation (WA) describes the best practices for deploying your Workload Automation solution using CA Workload Automation AE (AutoSys Edition) or CA WA CA 7 Edition. The CA solution presents an enterprise and business-wide view of the business process as it is executing, offers tailored views based on the role of the solution user, and provides granular role-based security. The solution also matches work to do with the resources available to do the work according to the business process policies that define the service levels.
    The information contained in this Green Book is designed for the technical staff charged with deploying and administering the products, as well as staff responsible for a line of business, production control, and security.
    This Green Book provides an explanation of capabilities that you can deploy today to automate the scheduling and deployment of workload across mainframe and distributed systems. The opening section provides a strategic view of the evolution of job scheduling to Workload Automation, and subsequent sections present best practices for deploying, integrating, and using the CA Workload Automation solution to manage your business applications.
    This Green Book discusses integration of CA Workload Automation with other CA products . This is one of a series of Green Books designed to help define the capabilities of key solutions from CA and provide best practices on how to manage and secure them. Other CA Green Books will present solutions across a wide range of IT management topics including virtual platform management, database management, systems management, network and voice management, and our other Workload Automation solutions.

    The structure of this Green Book is as follows:
    Chapters 1-2 provide an overview of the challenges of automating the scheduling and deployment of workload across mainframe and distributed systems and the key attributes of the Workload Automation solution.
    Chapters 3-6 describe the best practices for deploying your Workload Automation solution using CA Workload Automation AE or CA WA CA 7 Edition and configuring cross-platform scheduling.
    Chapters 7-8 provide best practices for security, scheduling, and performance tuning.
    Chapters 9-10 describe how to use Event Management in CA WCC and integrate your Workload Automation solution with CA Service Desk Manager.


    Chapter 1: Introduction 11
    About this Book ........................................................................................................................................... 11

    Chapter 2: CA Workload Automation Solution 13
    A Little History ............................................................................................................................................. 13
    The Evolution of Job Scheduling to Workload Automation ........................................................................ 14
    Other Views of Workload Automation ........................................................................................................ 15
    CA Workload Automation Solution ............................................................................................................. 16
    Business-Oriented ................................................................................................................................... 17
    Role-Based............................................................................................................................................... 17
    Secure ...................................................................................................................................................... 17
    Abstracting the Enterprise ...................................................................................................................... 17
    Modern.................................................................................................................................................... 18
    Intelligent ................................................................................................................................................ 18

    Chapter 3: Deployment Architecture for Workload Automation 19
    Three Choices of Architecture ..................................................................................................................... 20
    Planning Considerations .............................................................................................................................. 20
    Summary ..................................................................................................................................................... 23

    Chapter 4: Deploying the Solution 25
    Notification and Escalation Process ............................................................................................................ 26
    User Roles ................................................................................................................................................... 26
    Solution Components .................................................................................................................................. 27
    CA Workload Automation AE .................................................................................................................. 27
    CA WCC ................................................................................................................................................... 28
    CA Common Services ............................................................................................................................... 28
    CA Common Communications Interface (CA CCI) ................................................................................... 28
    Deploying a Distributed-centric Solution .................................................................................................... 30
    System Components................................................................................................................................ 31
    Instance ................................................................................................................................................... 33
    Computers Used ...................................................................................................................................... 33

    Chapter 5: Cross-Platform Scheduling 35
    Configuring Cross-Platform Scheduling on CA Workload Automation AE ................................................... 35
    Setting Up Configuration with CA WA ESP Edition or CA WA Agent for z/OS ......................................... 36
    Setting Up Configuration with All Other CA Schedulers .......................................................................... 42
    Cross-Platform Dependencies ................................................................................................................. 42
    CA Common Communications Interface (CA CCI) ................................................................................... 43
    Define the z/OS Computer ...................................................................................................................... 44
    Using Jobs ................................................................................................................................................ 45
    Configuring Cross-Platform Scheduling on CA WA CA 7 Edition ................................................................. 49
    CA CCI Cross-Platform Connections ........................................................................................................ 49
    The XPS CLIENT ........................................................................................................................................ 50
    The XPS SERVER ....................................................................................................................................... 54

    Chapter 6: CA Workload Automation AE Connect Option 63
    Requirements .............................................................................................................................................. 63
    Operating System Requirements ............................................................................................................. 63
    Message Processing ..................................................................................................................................... 64
    STARTJOB ................................................................................................................................................. 65
    ADD AGENT .............................................................................................................................................. 67
    ADD DEPENDENCY ................................................................................................................................... 68
    PING ......................................................................................................................................................... 69

    Chapter 7: Security Best Practices 71
    Creating Operational Roles .......................................................................................................................... 71
    Enforcing Naming Standards ....................................................................................................................... 71
    Creating a Test Environment ....................................................................................................................... 72
    Terminology ................................................................................................................................................. 74
    Best Match Algorithm .................................................................................................................................. 74
    Policy Types ................................................................................................................................................. 74
    Access List ................................................................................................................................................ 74
    Access Control List ................................................................................................................................... 75
    Identity Control List ................................................................................................................................. 75
    Filter ......................................................................................................................................................... 75
    CA EEM Setup/Testing Instructions ............................................................................................................. 75
    Enable CA Workload Automation AE to Use CA EEM Security ................................................................. 75
    Log in to the CA EEM User Interface ........................................................................................................ 76
    Modifying the Default as-job Security Policy ........................................................................................... 78
    Modifying the as-calendar Policy ............................................................................................................. 80
    Examples for the as-list/AUTOREP Policy ................................................................................................. 83
    Create Custom as-job Policies .................................................................................................................. 83
    Example of the as-control/STOP_DEMON Policy ..................................................................................... 84
    Protection of Binaries by Resource Classes ................................................................................................. 85
    Creating More Useful Policies .................................................................................................................. 87

    Chapter 8: Scheduling and Performance Tuning Best Practices on CA Workload Automation AE 91
    Database Sizing ............................................................................................................................................ 92
    Database Sizing Recommendations ......................................................................................................... 93
    Naming Conventions.................................................................................................................................... 94
    Local File Locations ...................................................................................................................................... 95
    Standardized Batch Errors and Return Codes .............................................................................................. 96
    Virtual Machines .......................................................................................................................................... 96
    Notifications ................................................................................................................................................ 97
    Backup and Recovery ................................................................................................................................... 98
    Use of Job Profiles ....................................................................................................................................... 98
    Job Architecture........................................................................................................................................... 98
    Database Connectivity ................................................................................................................................. 99
    Database Tuning ........................................................................................................................................ 100


    Chapter 9: Integrating Event Management 103
    Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 103
    Event Management Implementation Planning ......................................................................................... 104
    What is an Event? .................................................................................................................................. 105
    Event Management Policies .................................................................................................................. 107
    Event Management Installation ................................................................................................................ 107
    Set Up Scheduling Engines and Agents ................................................................................................. 108
    Event Management Terms and Definitions ............................................................................................... 108
    View the Event Console ......................................................................................................................... 109
    Message Records ...................................................................................................................................... 111
    Define a Message Record ...................................................................................................................... 112
    Message Record .................................................................................................................................... 112
    Message Record - Config Tab ................................................................................................................ 112
    Message Record Actions ........................................................................................................................... 113
    Define a Message Record Action ........................................................................................................... 113
    Message Record Action - Action Tab ..................................................................................................... 114
    Event Management Use Cases .................................................................................................................. 117
    Use Case 1: Forward Messages to the Event Console ........................................................................... 117
    Use Case 2: Suppress a Message ........................................................................................................... 118
    Use Case 3: Change Scheduling Error Messages to Red ........................................................................ 120
    Use Case 4: Create a Tracking File as Action ......................................................................................... 122
    Use Case 5: Reword a Message ............................................................................................................. 124
    Use Case 6: Notification and Escalation to External Systems ................................................................ 126

    Chapter 10: Integrating CA Service Desk Manager 127
    Integrating CA Workload Automation AE with CA Service Desk Manager ................................................ 127
    Configure CA Service Desk Manager for CA Workload Automation AE ................................................. 128
    Configure CA Workload Automation AE to Activate Its CA Service Desk Manager Interface ................ 129
    Initiating a Service Desk Ticket with CA Workload Automation AE ....................................................... 130

    Glossary 131

    Index 133