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CA Workload Automation CA 7 Office Hours Transcript (May 14)

  • 1.  CA Workload Automation CA 7 Office Hours Transcript (May 14)

    Posted 05-14-2015 11:29 AM
    Lenn Thompson - CA :Good morning and thanks for joining us for CA 7 Office Hours

     

     

       
    Lenn Thompson - CA :@Paul and @Barbara -- do you have any questions for our team of CA 7 experts?

     

     

       
    Barbara :Is there a dial in number for this Webex? I didn;t see one on the invite

     

     

       
    Paul :Can't hear anything

     

     

       
    Barbara :never mind...I see on the scrren there is no audio

     

     

       
    Lenn Thompson - CA :@Barbara and @Paul There isn't a dial-in for this chat. If you have questions, please just ask them here in the chat window.

     

     

       
    Paul :saw it also

     

     

       
    Barbara :Can an error messgae of some type be returned when you add more than 254 requirements to a job?

     

     

       
    Paul :@Sue appreciate ALL the help and your patience

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@Barbara  There is a message that is produced on the DB.3.x screen when more than 254 are added, but subsequent requirements are still added (they are not stopped by the message that is produced)

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@Barbara  r12 will remove this

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@Barbara  the problem is not so much that more than 254 are added on the DB.3.x screen...

     

     

     

     

    Barbara :I tested, and I did not get an error.....you only get an error is the job you are adding is not defined...glad it is being updated in r12

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@Barbara  but that if there are more than 255 'unsatisfied' requirements added to a job in the queue

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@Barbara   there is an init file option of RQMT255 on the OPTIONS statement that causes a user requirement to be added with the wording that the unsatified requirements for 'this' job are greater than the one-byte field can hold

     

     

     

     

    Barbara :ok.....we had an isue with a job withe over 255 negative deps...when it came into the queue, it got a strange error code in one of the fields

     

     

     

     

    Paul:I just implemented RQMT255 on on of our test/development CA7 systems

     

     

     

     

    Barbara :Yes...we will be taking advantage of that option with our next maintennace window

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@Barbara  neg deps are different in that they always come into the queue satisfied...I don't know that the 255 is an issue with this

     

     

     

     

    Paul :will be rolling out to other systems soon

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@Barbara  you may want to open a ticket and have us investigate

     

     

     

     

    Barbara :ok...I have all the inofrmation in an email..I wil lopen a ticket

     

     

     

     

    Paul :This is a very good forum and appreciate the added support

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@Barbara    I will watch for it...thanks

     

     

     

     

    Paul :@MarySue No reported performance issues this week or especially today when we do experience performance issues

     

     

     

     

    Mary Rude :Hi - it's my first time here - we only run about 600 jobs per day on CA7. In digging around I found info for the Web Client, would that be good for our operations group who mostly don't have mainframe experience?

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@Paul...I will update the ticket with that info

     

     

     

     

    Jamie Pawlikowski - CA :@MaryRude- The Web Client is a great interface to utilize, it is important to keep in mind that you are able to execute against 7  the Web Client.  Meaning, you can cause problems in 7 if you are not acclimated with 7 and the Mainframe in general

     

     

     

     

    Paul :@Mary I have Web Client Server installed and our Operations staff rely on Web Client heavily

     

     

     

     

    Mary Rude :can access be restricted - can we keep them  updating schedules/calendars etc?

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@MaryRude-- you could have your operators (or admins) go through the CA 7 Primer--it's a great way to acclimate your users to 7's capabilities

     

     

     

     

    Paul :now implementing CA7JFM to exploit it's feature

     

     

     

     

    Marysue Redd - CA :@MaryRude-- yes...the Webclient uses the same security rules that are used by CA 7

     

     

     

     

    Paul :saw hiper email for CA7JFM this morning RO79828 that look like I need to apply

     

     

     

     

    Bryan Lehner :@paul  --  what release of CA7 are you running

     

     

     

     

    Paul :11.3

     

     

     

     

    Paul :will be looking at r12 fourth qtr

     

     

     

     

    Roderick Woods :@paul....  yes, please apply that apar

     

     

     

     

    Paul :will do Rodney

     

     

     

     

    Paul :glad to see your on

     

     

     

     

    Paul :appreciate it

     

     

     

     

    Bryan Lehner :@paul -- that is what I have.  I will be curious if that fixes the problem as I have had issues with JFM

     

     

     

     

    Paul :I implemented CA7JFM last summer when we were testing iDash

     

     

     

     

    Bryan Lehner :I am in th process of installing R12 in our SANDBOX environment, has anyone been through the convertion process yet?

     

     

     

     

    Paul :CA7JFM at that expieriened high CPU on one of our test/development systems

     

     

     

     

    Paul :I sent supporting doc and a test fix provided

     

     

     

     

    Paul :we stopped using CA7JFM late last year

     

     

     

     

    Paul :and now what o utilize it

     

     

     

     

    Paul :so far no high CPU useage on this particular lpar where high CPU was experienced

     

     

     

     

    Paul :I've been monioting since Tuesday afternoon

     

     

     

     

    Paul :@Bryan by convertion do you mean converting to Datacom??

     

     

     

     

    Paul :@Bryan CA7 queue data sets to Datacom?

     

     

     

     

    Bryan Lehner :@paul .. yes to Datacom

     

     

     

     

    Bryan Lehner :@paul..  just wondering what the experience was like

     

     

     

     

    Lenn Thompson - CA :Does anyone else have any questions for our team at this point?

     

     

     

     

    Paul :good here

     

     

     

     

    Barbara :No more  me

     

     

     

     

    Bryan Lehner :all set here

     

     

     

     

    Paul :thank you for this meeting fourm very good

     

     

     

     

    Paul :hope we have more of these

     

     

     

     

    Paul :take care

     

     

     

     

    Lenn Thompson - CA :@Paul We have a WA session the second Thursday of every month and we rotate through the core WA products. The next CA 7 one will be in 3 months.

     

     

     

     

    Lenn Thompson - CA :@Paul Keep an eye on the community to see the announcement

     

     

     

     

    Paul :is there a schedule of date on CA Support web site I can refer to

     

     

     

     

    Paul :can I get a emaiol distro?

     

     

     

     

    Lenn Thompson - CA :@Paul If you set up your permissions in the community for email alerts, you'll get them for sure. We can take that offline if you give me your email address

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lenn Thompson - CA :@John Thanks for joining us. I know you have a couple quesitons for the team -- so please feel free to ask them here.

     

     

     

     

    Lenn Thompson - CA :Thanks @Paul

     

     

     

     

    john :What is the status of the Universal (UI)? About 1.5 years ago I attended a session where they talked about going to a UI over all schedulers. This would replace Web Client. Where is this efort today?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Mark Schlue :@John - we would like for Product Management to discuss this further with you if okay

     

     

     

     

    john :@mark - Basically you mean not here but at some other time.

     

     

     

     

    Mark Schlue :@John - I'll make arrangements for them to call you

     

     

     

     

    john :@mark - I would like to include my boss so hopefully we can both be there.

     

     

     

     

    john :Also during that session they said they were looking at building an interface/frontend (not sure what they called it) that could be used to maintain the 11.3 agents.

    Just wondering where that went?

     

     

     

     

    Mark Schlue :@John - that is fine to include your boss

     

     

       
    john :@mark maybe we can discuss both of these.

     

     

       
    Mark Schlue :@John - I believe that is the Agent Monitor product you speak of and that will be GA very soon.

     

     

     

     

    john :@mark - Is there any Doc available to review. 

     

     

     

     

    Mark Schlue :@John - doc typically available at GA, but please contact your CA Account Team for more info and demo.

     

     

     

     

    john :@Mark - Thanks. This is something we can use today.

     

     

     

     

    Mark Schlue :@John - we are excited about this new tool as well.

     

     

     

     

    john :@Mark - Since it has Monitor in the title I am wondering if it has alerting capability like when an Agent is disconnected  CA7. I fired of an Email to our rep so maybe will can get a demo.

     

     

     

     

    Mark Schlue :@John - we'll see if we can get you an answer on that here.

     

     

     

     

    Jamie Pawlikowski - CA :@John- The initial GA build will not include alerting; however, it is on the roadmap to alert in Agent Monitor.

     

     

     

     

    john :@mark - Looking forward to a demo, Thanks for the info 

     

     

     

     

    Lenn Thompson - CA :Do we have any other questions for the team?

     

     

     

     

    Mark Schlue :@John - you are welcome and hope the tool works for you.