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Pinned topic TWS master domain manager change from zOS to Windows

‏2012-08-14T08:24:50Z |
Hi..We are looking to make TWS on Windows as master domain manager (from zOS).

a) Can all the variables be ported over ?
b) As I understand TWS on zOS has support for TWS PIF (Program Interface). Is there an equivalent for windows ?

Thanks
Sai
Updated on 2012-08-20T11:33:59Z at 2012-08-20T11:33:59Z by RSai
  • mymaestro
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    Re: TWS master domain manager change from zOS to Windows

    ‏2012-08-14T15:22:11Z  in response to RSai
    Since version 8.5.0, TWS supports variable tables, like on TWS for z/OS.
    The PIF is very specific to z/OS programming. Instead, TWS supports a full Java API (which also works with TWS for z/OS). There is also a fully supported and capable command line interface, and various utility programs for performing most TWS functions programatically.
    You can find the developer documentation here:
    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v47r1/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.tivoli.itws.doc_8.6/welcome_TWA.html
    • RSai
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      Re: TWS master domain manager change from zOS to Windows

      ‏2012-08-16T07:23:57Z  in response to mymaestro
      Hi

      Thanks for the response.

      Are there utilities that facilitate to port the schedule and variables from zos to windows ?

      Thanks
      Sairam
      • mymaestro
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        Re: TWS master domain manager change from zOS to Windows

        ‏2012-08-16T14:56:04Z  in response to RSai
        No utilities exist exactly for this purpose. You can extract application information from zOS controller using the mass update tool and transform them yourself.
        • RSai
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          Re: TWS master domain manager change from zOS to Windows

          ‏2012-08-17T13:07:33Z  in response to mymaestro
          Hi

          Many thanks for the answer.

          My last set of questions

          1) Does TWS for windows support any command line interface to pass the variables (or variable tables) ?
          Can you please suggest any helpful links to know more on this ?

          2) Regarding the Java API - can it be called from another environment ? Basically we would like to update variables (and job schedule) from a different application based on some events.

          I am still going over the link sent for Java API and will see if it is found there

          Thanks
          Sai
          • mymaestro
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            Re: TWS master domain manager change from zOS to Windows

            ‏2012-08-17T15:12:03Z  in response to RSai
            You can use the composer command line to change database definitions.
            http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v47r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.itws.doc_8.6.0.1/awsrgmanageobjindb.htm

            But in a lot of cases it's more efficient to use TWS event-driven workload automation (EDWA).
            http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/tivihelp/v47r1/topic/com.ibm.tivoli.itws.doc_8.6.0.1/awsrgevntdrivworkauto.htm
            With EDWA, you can create a rule which detects changes in the environment and submits workloads on the fly. An event rule can redefine variables during the trigger process using data from the change that was detected (similar to ETT on TWS for z/OS).
            • RSai
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              Re: TWS master domain manager change from zOS to Windows

              ‏2012-08-20T11:33:59Z  in response to mymaestro
              Hi

              Sorry. I think I dint state that well.. Will try to rephrase..

              1) From TWS-windoes can variable values be passed to any command line interface ?
              Can you please suggest any helpful links to know more on this ?

              2) Regarding the Java API - can it be called from another environment ? Basically we would like to update variables (and job schedule) from outside application.

              For example say can I
              - Call some unix script from TWS-windows ?
              - Based on the return from script from the unix side call the Java API to manipulate TWS variables ?

              Thanks
              Sairam
  • RSai
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    Re: TWS master domain manager change from zOS to Windows

    ‏2012-08-17T13:25:57Z  in response to RSai
    Follow up question please