IBM United States
Software Announcement 201-305
October 23, 2001
Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.1 Simplifies Workload Management on All Your Systems
At a Glance
Tivoli Workload Scheduler can help you reduce the complexity of managing the workload on your systems.
Tivoli Workload Scheduler can:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
Tivoli's Workload Scheduler is a suite of programs that includes:
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS
Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS enhances the abilities of Tivoli Operations Planning and Control 2.3 by adding the following:
Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.1 extends the functions of Tivoli Workload Scheduler 7.0 by adding "OPC-like" features, such as free-day rule planning and multiple "free day" or holiday calendars. Serviceability, scalability, performance, and usability are also being enhanced in this new version.
Starting with this new version, both Tivoli Workload Scheduler and Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS will use the common scheduling agent technology, formerly found only in Tivoli Workload Scheduler, to provide full workload management capabilities with:
The fault-tolerant agent is available on Windows® 2000 and several distributions of Linux, including SuSe Linux S/390®.
Tivoli Workload Scheduler is integrated with Tivoli Business Systems Manager (TBSM), bringing line-of-business views, monitoring of key jobs, start and stop time tracking, and deadline prediction to the TBSM console.
Tivoli Job Scheduling Console
The new Tivoli Job Scheduling Console has many additional capabilities and added ease-of-use for the planner and the operator. Job streams are easier to define, with fewer actions required. Rows within most views have sorting capabilities.
Best of all, a new common query group has been added to the Job Scheduling Console. From this group, queries containing jobs or job streams from multiple engines (for example, multiple distributed and mainframe controllers) can be created, allowing multiple objects to be managed from a single view. Each query can have many filtering mechanisms (name, priority, status, and so on). This will allow the create queries such as "show me all jobs in error, regardless of scheduling engine or location."
A supported UNIX® or Windows operating system and supporting hardware platform.
Refer to the Technical Information section for more detailed requirements.
Planned Availability Date
End of Support
Based on the Tivoli end of support policy, Tivoli support for Tivoli Workload Scheduler Version 7.0 will be discontinued 12 months after the planned availability of Version 8.1.
New in Version 8.1
Starting with this release, both Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) and TWS for z/OS will use the common scheduling agent technology, formerly found only in TWS, to provide full workload management capabilities with:
TWS provides a single point of control for open workload management and uses open interfaces to enable communications with UNIX, Windows, AS/400®, and OS/390® operating environments. It extends the scope for integrated systems management with the TWS Extended Agent Interface. TWS Extended Agents enable you to manage workload on non-TWS platforms and ERP Applications.
Centralized workload management, provided by TWS, helps reduce the need for skilled personnel at remote locations and helps you cost-effectively manage your distributed systems.
In addition, TWS Version 8.1 offers the following serviceability, scalability, and performance enhancements:
The Job Scheduling Console
The Job Scheduling Console is a Java-based multiplatform interface for configuring, viewing, and modifying all aspects of workload planning at your site. From the Job Scheduling Console, you can:
Accessibility by People with Disabilities
For software offerings:
The following features support use by people with disabilities:
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
Training is available for many Tivoli® products. Education is offered through IBM Education and Training, and through Tivoli Systems. Worldwide information about education offerings is available on the IBM Education and Training home page at:
For current information on Tivoli Systems education, call 512-436-8000, or visit the Tivoli Systems home page at:
Product information will be available on day of announcement through Offering Information (OITOOL) at:
The translated publications of Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) will be available on December 28, 2001.
The following publications for TWS (5698-WKB) are provided with the base package.
Publication Form Name Number Job Scheduling U.S. English Console Release Notes GI10-5781 Planning and U.S. English Installation Guide SH19-4555 Error Messages U.S. English SH19-4557 Release Notes U.S. English GI10-5788
When the z/OS 390 components are ordered the following publications are shipped with the product.
Publications for z/OS Components
A memo to users (GI10-5776) and a language dependent (English, Spanish, Kanji, German) program directory, and a Licensed Program Specification (GH19-4540) are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.
U.S. Description English German Spanish Japanese Program Directory GI10-5777 GI10-5778 GI10-5779 GI10-5780
Publication Name Form Number Installation U.S. English Guide SH19-4543 Messages and U.S. English Codes SH19-4548 Getting Started U.S. English SH19-4542 Job Scheduling U.S. English Console Release Notes GI10-5781
The following publications are not shipped with the program and must be obtained separately:
Controlling and English Monitoring the SH19-4547 Workload Customizing and U.S. English Tuning SH19-4544 General Information U.S. English Manual GH19-4539 Job Scheduling U.S. English Console User's Guide SH19-4552 Program Interface U.S. English SH19-4545 Quick Reference U.S. English GH19-4541 Planning and Scheduling U.S. English the Workload SH19-4546 Reference Guide U.S. English SH19-4556 AS/400(R) Limited Fault U.S. English Tolerant User's Guide SH19-4558 Plus Module Users U.S. English Guide Version 8.1 SH19-4562
Visit the following Internet Web site for access to the IBM Publications Center:
Softcopy publications are available on the following Internet Web site.
Specified Operating Environment
Hardware platforms supporting the software operating systems and levels stated in the Software Requirements section.
z/OS components of TWS
TWS operates on any IBM hardware configuration supported by one of the following:
The Job Scheduling Console
The Job Scheduling Console requires, at minimum, one of the following processors:
The Tivoli Workload Scheduler Connector requires, at minimum, one of the following processors:
One Job Scheduling Console Connector can be used to communicate with
multiple Tivoli Workload Scheduler Controllers, and can serve multiple
machines running the Job Scheduling Console. The Job Scheduling Console
and the Job Scheduling Console Connector can be installed on the same
TWS 8.1 requires Tivoli Management Framework 3.7.1 for all platforms except Red Hat Linux 7.1, which requires 3.7.b.
TWS Job Scheduling Console requires Version 1.3.0 Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.3.0. The 1.3.0 JRE is provided with the TWS JSC.
TWS 8.1 Fault Tolerant Scheduling Agent runs on the following software platforms.
Tivoli Workload Scheduling 8.1 Connector runs on the following software platforms.
Tivoli Job Scheduling Console Client runs on the following software platforms.
A manufacturer's refresh of the Job Scheduling Console will be made available periodically. Customers will be expected to migrate to the latest release upon its availability.
TWS 8.1 runs with the following TWS extended agents.
Engine 390 and Agents, formerly called Controller 390 and Trackers run on the following operating systems:
z/OS Components of TWS
TWS z/OS Engine and Agent components require one of the following environments:
Installing and maintaining TWS requires:
The following IBM licensed programs are required on the TWS z/OS controlling system:
Job Scheduling Console
The Job Scheduling Console requires the following software:
Job Scheduler Console:
Workload Scheduler for z/OS Connector:
Controlled OS/390 Systems
On each TWS-controlled OS/390 system, one of the following IBM licensed programs is required:
The following TWS functions require specific IBM programs:
The TWS 8.1 distributed components, are compatible with TWS V7 to help users with gradual migration of their systems. TWS users can also migrate from TWS V6.1 directly to TWS 8.1.
For TWS distributed the supported combinations of Connector and Engine are the following:
JSC TWS TWS Engine Level Connector (FTA or Master) Supported 1.2 7.0 7.0 Yes 1.2 8.1 8.1 Yes 1.2 7.0 8.1 No 1.2 8.1 7.0 No 1.1 7.0 7.0 Yes 1.1 8.1 8.1 Yes (**) 1.1 8.1 7.0 No 1.1 7.0 8.1 No
The TWS Connector and downstream Engine must be at the same level.
TWS for z/OS
The z/OS components of TWS, will be compatible with Tivoli OPC V2 (5697-OPC) to help users with gradual migration of their systems. The following Tracker Agents for distributed platforms are not provided with TWS V8.1:
TWS V8.1 is compatible with the Tracker Agents provided with Tivoli Operation Planning and Control V2 (5697-OPC).
Job Scheduling Console (JSC)
JSC 1.2 is compatible only with the previous TWS 7.0 Connector/Engine and OPC 2.3 Connector 1.1. (OPC Connector 1.1 refresh level was distributed on June 2000 with JSC 1.1.) With the following limitations:
For TWS for z/OS installations migration to the latest level of JSS and Connector is recommended, independent of the downstream OPC versions. TWS for z/OS Connector is able to support any OPC V2 release level as well as the new TWS for z/OS 8.1.
Function No Longer Supported in Version 8.1
The following functions and related documentation are not a part of TWS 8.1 z/OS components:
The following functions and related documentation are not part of TWS 8.1 Distributed:
TWS is distributed with:
This program when downloaded from a Web site, contains the applicable IBM
license agreement, and License Information (LI), if appropriate and will
be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program.
The license and LI will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT for
Security, Auditability, and Control
TWS uses the security and auditability features of the operating system software and the Tivoli Management Framework.
The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
Ordering Information for 5698-WKB
Ordering information for 5698-WKB will continue for a limited time to allow migration to the PA offering.
Ordering Information for TWS remains unaffected by this announcement with the exception of PA Media Packs and Documentation Packs.
Refer to the following announcements for complete ordering information.
Ordering Information for PA
To order a media pack or a documentation pack for PA, specify the applicable part number in the desired quantity from the following table:
Part Description Number Tivoli Workload Scheduler Version 8.1 BJ01KML Media Pack Multilanguage Tivoli Workload Scheduler Version 8.1 BJ01LIE Documentation Pack International English Tivoli Workload Scheduler Version 8.1 BJ01LBP Documentation Pack Brazilian Portuguese Tivoli Workload Scheduler Version 8.1 BJ01LES Documentation Pack Spanish Tivoli Workload Scheduler Version 8.1 BJ01LFR Documentation Pack French Custom Build Registration (5698-WKB) D00T6LL
Withdrawal of PA Part Numbers
The following PA part numbers are withdrawn effective immediately:
Part Description Number BJ7AEML Media Pac V1.7.0 (5698-WKB) BJ7C3IE International English Doc Pac V1.7.0 (5698-WKB) BJ7C3FR French Doc Pac V1.7.0 (5698-WKB) BJ7C3ES Spanish Doc Pac V1.7.0 (5698-WKB) BJ7C3BP Brazilian Portuguese Doc Pac V1.7.0 (5698-WKB)
Feature Distribution Language Number Medium English 5809 CD-ROM
The S/390 (z/OS and OS/390) software components of TWS will ship via Customized Offerings (that is, ServerPac, Systempac®, CBPDO).
PA customers ordering these S/390 products will specify a NC Custom Build Registration OS/390 part number rather than the PA Media Pac.
PA Custom Build Registration Part Number Program Name D00T6LL Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Customers continuing to order the 5698-WKB S/390 products outside of PA will specify a NC feature code.
In either case, the customer will be contacted by an IBM country representative to complete the customization order details. To order any of the S/390 Tivoli products, select the CBPDO Customized Offering. The Configurator will then present a catalog for product selection and will generate the appropriate feature numbers based on the selections made during the configuration.
Executable code for the OS/390 or z/OS 5698-WKB product will only be delivered via Customized Offerings.
5698-WKB TWS 2427 5802 3480
Refer to Software Announcement 201-247 , dated September 4, 2001.
Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order with delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Update Shipments Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media) Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation) Expedite Shipments Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the
time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF
will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Product media is shipped only via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
Terms and Conditions
For a limited time during the migration period to PA, customers may acquire eligible Programs and Tivoli Support under agreements outside of PA.
Terms and conditions for Tivoli Value-Based Pricing and IBM PA are as follows:
For orders under 5698-WKB:
IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM International Agreement for Acquisition of Programs and Support (IIAAPS) and the IBM Attachment for Support, IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Support (IAAS), IBM Addendum for Support for Tivoli Systems Products under Value-Based Pricing, and an Order Form.
For orders under PA:
IBM International Program License Agreement (IPLA), IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement (PPA), and an IBM International Passport Advantage Enrollment Form.
Support Center Yes applies: Access is available through the IBM Support Center, 800-237-5511 Availability of The first year of Tivoli Support is Tivoli Support: available at no additional charge. The first year starts when the product is shipped to the customer. Subsequent years of Tivoli Support are available for a fee as part of the IAAS, IIAAPS, or any equivalent agreement Availability of PA Software PA Software Maintenance is provided at no Maintenance: additional charge for each eligible program acquired during the initial term PA Software Maintenance is provided at an additional charge for all eligible programs in the second and subsequent terms Tivoli Support Twelve months after announcement and PA Software of product discontinuance, Maintenance are (that is, end-of-life (EOL)) available until: Tivoli Support The current release and PA Software The immediate previous release Maintenance are level for 12 months after the applicable to: general availability of the current release APAR Mailing Tivoli Systems Inc. Address: 11400 Burnet Road Austin, TX 78758 U.S.A. Attention: Product Development
Tivoli Management Points and charges are unaffected by this announcement.
For PA and charges, contact your authorized IBM Lotus® Business Partner. Additional information is also available on the PA Web site:
Customer Financing: IBM Global Financing offers attractive financing to credit-qualified commercial and government customers and Business Partners in more than 40 countries around the world. IBM Global Financing is provided by the IBM Credit Corporation in the United States. Offerings, rates, terms, and availability may vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization. Country organizations are listed on the Web at:
Use Priority/Reference Code: YE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. YE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.