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Workload Automation – Part 5b: Vexing Variables – variable tables

In the next part of this blog series we will look at variable tables. As mentioned in my previous blog, variable tables were introduced with TWS 8.5 and supplement the use of parameter values in earlier TWS versions. Variable tables Variables are held in variable tables which are stored in the TWS database. This provides […]

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Workload Automation – Part 5a: Vexing Variables – parms

In the next part of this blog series we will look at variables used within TWS. This can be a confusing area especially for those long-time users of TWS as the use of “parameters” and “variables” is sometimes interchangeable. And that’s before we look at when variables get resolved – at job submission time or […]

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Passing Event Rule variables to Action arguments

This blog shows how to configure passing a variable from an event rule to an event action. The example shown passed a variable to the Run Command action, but the same approach can be used to pass it to any event action that accepts arguments. You can check which actions accept arguments by checking the […]

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Workload Automation – DataStage Jobs

  Define Common Variable Table Assumptions – all DataStage jobs execute through the same pool or agent workstation. Define a variable table to hold parameters common to all DataStage jobs and ADD the variable table to the pool/workstation definition. Do this by editing the workstation definition and supplying a variable tale value. This will need […]

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Workload Automation – Part 4: Pull Files

This blog in the series will look at how to use the TWS built-in File Transfer advanced job type to pull files from a 3rd party site. One of the problems with this type of “pull” transfer is that you can’t be certain that the expected file is actually sitting there on the remote system […]

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Workload Automation – Part 3: Dynamic Agents and POOLS

The next blog in this series was intended to discuss automating the pulling of files using built-in TWS functionality. However, when starting to write the article I realised that to do so involves using some of the new advanced job types. The advanced job types will only execute on dynamic agents or POOL type workstations […]

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Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.6 Reports Problem with error code AWSUI1200E

Recently we applied the latest fix pack (at time of writing this is Fix pack 11) to the DB2 9.7 server that hosts our TWS 8.6 (fix pack 3) database. However, when running a simple custom report in the GUI we were greeted with the following error message AWSU1200E: On checking the SystemErr.log the following error […]

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Workload Automation – Part 2: Inbound Files

Thankfully the need for a bank to courier magnetic tapes by taxi across the city to another bank enabling account transfer and clearing to be processed are long gone. Most data transfer between companies is performed using electronic transfers, which inevitably requires some sort of transfer of files between them. In this blog I will […]

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TWS Workload Automation – Part 1

Over the years that I have worked with TWS distributed I have worked with many different customers and it never ceases to amaze me how each one can use TWS in a different way. Of course the vast majority of TWS usage involves the scheduled execution of a process (usually batch) and does not differ […]

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How do you monitor the Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) server?

There are 3 ways that you can use to do this: Monitor the TWS Master and Backup Domain Manager with event-driven rules ITM integration Or lastly using the Orb Data TWS 8.X agent. This blog briefly discusses each option. Monitoring with event-driven workload automation rules. EDWA. Some basic monitoring of the TWS server can be […]

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