Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console TIP: Add documentation to your jobs (and jobstream)
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Do you have in your workload environment standard procedure to apply for managing some jobs and/or jobstreams?
Would you like to have a button from Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console to automatically associate that documented procedure to the job/jobstream instance?
If your answer is yes, you are reading the correct Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console TIP.
With Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console 8.5.1 FP1, it was introduced a so called "Global Settings" that allows you to quickly associate an URL to a Job, or a Jobstream. Let's see how we can leverage this feature to associate documents to a Job.
Step 1: Understanding Global Settings
Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console Global Settings are a set of global
overridable properties allowing the TDWC administrator to change the behavior
of the console. Properties contained into an XML file, called
With this configuration, we will override
the property "pla
The TDWC allows the administrator to have different set of global settings depending on the role of the logged user. So this setting
will reduce to 500 the value for the
2: Enable the Tdwc
You can find a template in the TDWC image (into the DVD or electronic image), under the "utils" folder. To enable the overriding of the global setting, you will need to copy this file on the installed files. So copy the template file into the directory:
you have TDWC 8.6: <TWA
you have TDWC 8.5.1:
Now edit the file, and replace the entire content with this one:
We have almost done. Now, if you login
(eventually logout if you are already logged in) into the Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console you can already
see that there is a new action in the job actions menu called “Open
documentation”. If you click on it, you will see that a new browser window will
open with almost the same link that we have provided in the configuration file
Now, if you already have URLs to associate for jobs, you will need only to customize the URL to launch, and consider some other variables that you can use into the template e.g.
job_jsname_w: Job stream name
job_number_w: Job number (only for z/OS environment)
There are several other variables that can be used for this template, for a full list you can see the product documentation, on the section “Dynamic Workload Console global settings”, accessing it directly on your product instance. You can also customize the label that appears on the console action menu. For doing that, you will need to add another custom setting:
So your Tdwc
Now, if you now what you can do with a URL
it’s ok. If you have a web server, you can use it as your documents repository
(in this case, you may also use this feature to make a different action, not
necessary open a document). But what if you have only a set of files?
If you don’t have the URL, but only a set of file to associate, stay tuned and leave a comment. We will introduce a way for sharing your documents directly via the TDWC web server on a future post.