Welcome to the Process Automation Blog, where you can read the perspectives from BSM experts. This Blog provides insights into the Process Automation solution, as well as technical details about specific IBM products.
Choices. Every aspect
of our lives is packed with them.
Firefox, Chrome, Safari or IE? Small,
Medium, Large or Jumbo? Mouse or
touchpad? Apple pie – with or
without ice cream? Shoes, Sneakers or
flip flops? To tweet or not to
Keeping with that trend, we are now enabling you additional
choices for your development of V7 reports with the delivery of Portrait Report
Report Templates are one of a few different ways your report
developers can create custom reports in the Version... [More]
This document provides information about the Tivoli Workload Automation V8.6 performance tests. In particular we provide some performance results for the following features: Tivoli Workload Scheduler cross dependencies in mixed and heterogeneous environments Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console performance tests and concurrent users support Tivoli Workload Scheduler dynamic scheduling scalability Tivoli Workload Scheduler agent for z/OS Document available at the following link:... [More]
A document providing information and answers to customers that need to identify and size a suitable environment to successfully manage their required workload for the Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.5.1 engine in now available at the following link: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/mydeveloperworks/wikis/home?lang=en#/wiki/Tivoli%20Workload%20Scheduler/page/Best%20Practices
Do you want to know something more about what you can do with Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.6? A collection of videos tells you a success story following a business scenario that involves two companies. These
companies are engaged in different businesses but have something in
common: relying on Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.6 both of them can
satisfy their requirements optimizing their activities. So, no
matter what your core business is, discover Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8.6 new features and you will find out that they can improve... [More]
How many times, reading a product documentation, have you complained because a piece of information should have been more detailed, or a different example should be provided? Now you have the chance to let us know your opinions, complaints or suggestions very easily and in real time. You can really play a big role in helping us provide you the documentation you really need! Tell us what you like and what you don't, and we will try to meet your needs at our best. Simply by accessing our Collaborative Information Centers and signing in with you... [More]
Hi, with this article we would like to share TWS experience into Customer Collaboration Program. Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.6 & Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.6 for z/OS IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler team would like to THANK all the Tivoli Workload Scheduler Customers, Business Partners and TWA Experts for contributing in the design and development of TWSd (distributed) and TWSz (for z/OS) 8.6 releases. The product development team adopted a matured level of Agile process with following best practices: Ø Dynamic product backlog... [More]
In addition to the IBM Tivoli Service Automation Manager Extension for Workload Automation solution, a dedicated job type with advanced options is also released. TSAM Extension for Workload Automation job type with advanced options is a specialized Tivoli Worlkoad Scheduler job. Installing this job type with advanced options on your Tivoli Workload Automation environment, you can schedule on-demand provisioning and deprovisioning of workload-automation ready environments leveraging the capabilities of TSAM Extension for Workload Automation.... [More]
As the building blocks to Version 7’s Ad hoc reporting tool,
QBR (Query Based Reporting), Report Object Structures (ROS) enable you to select fields
from multiple categories (objects) for your ad hoc reports. Additionally, ROS enable you to visualize application
categories and their parent/child relationships. These categories are displayed via a category
tree drilldown in the Select Tab of the QBR window in the top left hand
Depending on the products you are licensed for, you will
receive over 20 ROS out of the... [More]
This BiLog entry discusses
the key items to consider when defining maxrelationships in your ROS.
One of its major components is c ardinality, which is used to
define the type of the database relationship. In the case of reporting, there are two
types: One-to-one (1:1) or single
relationships, or One-to-many (1:N) or Multiple Relationships.
To highlight the differences in cardinality, let’s use an
example from the Purchase Requisition application.
The relationship between a Purchase
Requisition and a... [More]
The High Availability cluster has been implemented to continue your activity without any interruption in case of failure of one of the Dynamic Workload Console node. Availability is the system ability to respond to any requests no matter what the circumstances are. Availability requires that the topology provides some degree of process redundancy to eliminate single point of failure. Typically an high availability topology involves horizontal scaling across multiple machines. To build a Dynamic Workload Console HA system, several servers run in... [More]
The ITCAM Request Mapper for IBM Tivoli service management products is now available in the files section of the Asset Management group . This mapper can be used to to align the actions from IBM Tivoli service management products to transactions shown in the ITCAM for AD console. To use the mapper, just unzip the file to a location of your choice and refer to the readme.txt file for quick install instructions. The ITCAM Mapping Guide.doc file that is also included in the zip file contains the full instructions for using the request mapper,... [More]
In a new entry in the Asset Management blog, the new
features of Migration Manager in the 7.5 release are detailed. Each new feature is listed, along with ideas
of how you can best take advantage of it in your unique environment. For more information, see the original blog entry .
How many custom reports do you have? Do you have 25, 50 – or is your number in the
range of 100 to 250 custom reports? Or
are you in the category where you don’t know how many custom reports you have
because your users are creating their own uncontrolled reports in tools like
Microsoft Access or Microsoft Excel?
The topic of custom reports leads to a myriad of questions
- Is each custom
- What determines if
a custom report is approved, and then developed?
- Should super users be... [More]
Software systems workloads can always be articulated as a mix of two flavors of computing tasks: OLTP (Online Transaction Processing) Batch Processing OLTP is the computing activity of serving requests originated by interactive users waiting for an answer in a acceptable time; whereas, batch processing refers to programs running in the background trying to finish the given amount of work in the designated window of time. The key performance metric for OLTP system is the response time experienced by the end user, while for batch systems, the... [More]