We are proud to announce that, since September 22nd, the new "Remote HotStandBy Controller" feature is available as Beta code on IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS v9.2.
The remote hot stand-by controller has been designed to guarantee the continuos availability for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS customers. "What is new, then?" you may ask "I already have my hot stand-by controller up and running!". The new is that your hot stand-by controller can now be remote. Unlike the traditional hot stand-by controller, that must reside on the same sysplex where the primary runs, and needs the cross-system coupling facility (XCF) to share plans and data with the primary controller, the new feature allows you to deploy your hot stand-by controller on a remote site, connected via TCP/IP to the primary site. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS automates all the mechanism to synchronize remote plans and objects with the primary controller, so that the remote host stand-by can quickly take over the primary controller functionality in case of a planned or unplanned outage of the primary site. The remote host stand-by is easy to configure, and activate.
You're very welcome to join the beta testing and verify the quality of the feature in advance on its delivery, together with us!
The early Beta code is available at the following link
The link requires you to log in with your IBM ID. If you don't have one you can create it.
Partecipate to the Beta Forum to provide your feedback on this new feature