IBM Z Workload Scheduler details

Hybrid workload automation from a single point of control

The Dynamic Workload Console is a modern and customizable web-based user interface that enables users to monitor and control workloads and resources through a single point of control across different platforms and systems. Managed file transfer capabilities enable you to easily move files between IBM Z Workload Scheduler agents. The embedded Workload Designer provides a modeling user interface that provides a unified access point to design every scheduling object with improved contextual help and graphical views.

Wide variety of applications plug-ins for business processes automation

Your automation hub (this link resides outside of ibm.com)

Automate beyond boundaries and expand your automation outreach to new domains thanks to a large variety of application specific plug-ins available out of the box. Browse them all in the Automation Hub, download and install them to start automating your IT and business tasks, while monitoring them from the Dynamic Workload Console.

High Scalability (millions of daily jobs managed)

Manage organizations growth and increasing demands with a single controlling system, reducing costs and risks and increasing stability. Scalability, reliability, and efficiency of workload processing are significantly optimized to manage millions of daily jobs, in a single day from a single product instance, to resolve their interdependencies. IBM Z Workload Scheduler automatically adapts workload submission to support on demand processes, allowing easy and safe integrations across a hybrid environment.

Predictive analytics and anomaly detection

Embedded predictive analytics is used to measure and forecast the duration of jobs along a critical path and to provide SLA compliance violation risks in advance. Leverage AI-powered historical data analysis providing anomaly detection for the overall workload or selected jobs.

Easy integration in hybrid-cloud application through REST API

IBM Z Workload Scheduler enables easy scheduling integration in hybrid cloud applications providing a full set of REST API, available even in Zowe™ API Mediation Layer, for modelling and planning. Modelling REST API are available to add/update/delete scheduling resources as well as retrieve list of resources or models. Planning REST API are available to act on the scheduling plan enabling the add and update actions on all the resources in the scheduling plan itself.

Zowe™ conformant command line interfaces and REST API

IBM Z Workload Scheduler enables easy DevOps integration through the Zowe™ CLI add-on, that provides commands to interact with resources in the scheduling plan as well as to execute “Workload Automation Programming Language” (WAPL) commands. A full set of REST API for adding, updating, and deleting of scheduling resources enables integration in hybrid cloud applications.

Integration with IBM Service Management Unite and IBM Z ChatOps

Read about Service Management Unite

IBM Service Management Unite can visualize information and tasks from Z Workload Scheduler together with monitoring and automation data from other service management tools in a single web interface. You can launch in context to the Dynamic Workload Console for deep-dive analysis. By integrating with IBM Z ChatOps, users on chat tools including Microsoft Teams, Slack, or Mattermost can be notified about IBM Z Workload Scheduler events and can interact with IBM Z Workload Scheduler via a chatbot. IBM Service Management Unite and IBM Z ChatOps are components that are included in the IBM Z Service Automation Suite, IBM Z Service Management Suite, and the IBM Z Monitoring Suite.

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