December 11, 2014
To: CA Workload Automation DE Customers
From: The CA Technologies CA Workload Automation DE Product Team
Subject: General Availability Announcement for CA Workload Automation DE R11.3 SP3
On behalf of CA Technologies, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly announce updated releases and maintenance for our products.
Today, we are pleased to announce the availability of CA Workload Automation DE R11.3 SP3. This Service Pack includes all maintenance published prior to this update. By installing this Service Pack, you ensure that your systems are current on maintenance for R11.3.
Improved User Experience with CA WA DE Desktop Client, Upgraded JRE to the latest level in all CA WA DE installers & packaged latest System Agent R11.3 SP4
Support added to Retrieve and Authenticate Users of MS Active Directory LDAP Groups
The CA Workload Automation DE server now lets you retrieve and authenticate users of LDAP groups. Suppose that your LDAP server directory contains CA Workload Automation DE users and other users. This feature lets you retrieve and authenticate only CA Workload Automation DE users to CA WA Desktop Client. You can retrieve the CA Workload Automation DE users from multiple groups.
Automated Alert Notification based on z/OS Job Step Completion States
You can now set up notifications to notify users every time a step is completed in a z/OS-Manual or z/OS-Regular job. Similarly, one can automate triggering some other workload based on Job step completion state & Alerts configured. In the notification, you can use symbolic variables to identify the steps and completion codes for that execution.
Automating Resubmission of a Failed z/OS-Regular Job from a Specific Step
You can now automate the resubmission of a failed z/OS-Regular job from a specific step. You can specify multiple step conditions. Every time a job fails, it is resubmitted automatically based on the retry count and step conditions.
Enhancements to FTP and SFTP Jobs
The following enhancements have been made to FTP and SFTP jobs:
■ Support for the ASCII transfer mode in SFTP jobs. In previous releases, SFTP jobs supported only binary transfers. FTP jobs already support binary and ASCII transfers.
■ Ability to specify the user (Run as user) that runs the job on behalf of the agent user. This enhancement lets FTP and SFTP jobs access remote network resources that the agent user does not have access to.
■ Support for public-key authentication to the SFTP server. In previous releases, SFTP jobs supported only user authentication. In an SFTP job, you can specify an FTP user ID (user authentication), a private key file (public-key authentication), or both (multifactor authentication).
Please visit the CA Workload Automation DE product information page on the CA Support Online website at https://support.ca.com/ for detailed information concerning this Service Pack, up-to-date support information, and the latest technical bulletins. Also visit https://wiki.ca.com/wlaDE to view the technical documentation in our new wiki format.
You can download your copy of CA Workload Automation DE R11.3 SP3 from CA Support Online https://support.ca.com/. If you have any questions or require assistance please contact CA Customer Care online at http://www.ca.com/us/customer-care.aspx where you can submit an online request using the Customer Care web form: https://communities.ca.com/web/guest/customercare. You can also call CA Customer Care at +1-800-225-5224 in North America or see http://www.ca.com/phone for the local number in your country.
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Your success is very important to us, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership with you.