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Capture a CA-7 Command?

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  • 1.  Capture a CA-7 Command?

    Posted 01-16-2018 02:57 PM

    I wanted to know if there is a way to capture a CA-7 Command, using OPS/MVS?  We have an opportunity to capture a CA-7 Demand command then perform some checks before allowing the command to be processed by CA-7, then perform the job submission.  Has anyone performed a similar process?  Does OPS/MVS have the capability to interface with CA-7 and capture a command before it is processed and the job submitted?


    Any input is greatly appreciated!



     Steve Ingle

  • 2.  Re: Capture a CA-7 Command?
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    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 01-17-2018 03:19 PM

    Hello Steve,


    The only possible way CA OPS/MVS could intercept a CA 7 DEMAND command was if it was issued as a z/OS console command. Are the DEMAND commands you are referring to being issued as z/OS MODIFY (F) commands against the CA7ONL started task? If yes, you can create a CMD rule to intercept the MODIFY command and perform any actions before the command is actually executed.

    If the DEMAND command is being issued on the CA 7 panels or by any other CA  7 utility CA OPS/MVS won't be able to intercept it.

    Let me know if you need further information about the CMD rule to intercept the MODIFY command on the z/OS console.




    Carlos Mario Filho
    Principal Support Engineer

    CA Technologies

  • 3.  Re: Capture a CA-7 Command?

    Posted 01-18-2018 03:00 PM



    The DEMAND commands are being submitted through the CA-7 Panels.  I believe the command could be secured to prevent anyone from using the command from the panel, except an ID for OPS/MVS.  Force the operators to issue the command via the console, then OPS/MVS can capture the command input then perform any checking before submitting the job.  Your thoughts?




  • 4.  Re: Capture a CA-7 Command?

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 01-19-2018 07:29 AM

    Hi Steve,


    It seems to be possible. However, it looks to me that it wouldn't be practical for the operators to have to issue the demands as console commands. I'm not a CA-7 specialist but it must have some ways to create dependencies that wouldn't allow a job to be submitted unless some conditions are met. 

    Before going this path of disallowing the commands through the CA-7 panels I suggest that you post a question at the CA Workload Automation community (CA Workload Automation ) to see how other CA-7 users handle this situation. If the community of users doesn't answer the CA-7 specialists at CA will give you an answer.