Tivoli Workload Automation (TWA) Beta for the Next Release is ready.
IBM is pleased to announce that Tivoli Workload Automation is making a Beta version of the product available to any and all interested customers at the following link:
This beta release is being made available to allow a broad user base to become familiar with the new release, and provide feedback and validation on the product improvements and code quality.
If you are a user of TWA, here's a great opportunity to help us make the next release the best ever.
What's new in the TWA Beta for the Next Release?
This beta program features the following new functions:
- Predefined Workload Automation patterns, for delivering Cloud-ready product instances and immediate deployment/replication
Tivoli Workload Scheduler moves a further integration step into Cloud technology. In a single click, the final user will be able to deploy all the resources needed to run a specific workflow.
This feature also allows a simple and immediate replication of Tivoli Workload Scheduler environments, facilitating cloning and environment lifecycle management.
- Event-driven Workload Automation support on dynamic agents
FileMonitor type events such as, FileCreated, FileDeleted, are now supported for dynamic scheduling.
- New Workload Service Assurance events
You can now monitor when the risk level changes for a job, as well as when a job is promoted.
- Run cycle groups
A run cycle group is a list of run cycles that combined together, produce a set of run dates.
- Mirrored database
A simple architectural change, that introduces a mirrored copy of the Symphony file on Tivoli Workload Scheduler (distributed), that brings immediate customer value in terms of response times, performance, product stability, and recoverability.
- Generic branch jobs
Use a generic branch job to evaluate a particular job status or output and decide which jobs to run within a job stream.
- Backup Symphony file
A backup Symphony file is created on each fault-tolerant agent and domain manager when a new one is deployed.
- Quick Filter in task results
You can now specify a filter to view only a subset of entries displayed in the table of results of a Monitor task.
- Graphical view of the preproduction plan
You can now open a graphical view of the preproduction plan that displays the job stream instances to be run during the covered time interval as well as the external dependencies that exist between the job streams and jobs included in different job streams.
- Changing user password in the plan
You can now change the user password in the plan from the Dynamic Workload Console, after having already generated the plan The changed password is only relevant to the current plan.
Jnextplan restores the user password the next time it is run.
- New job types supported
Remote Command and Provisioning job types can now be created and run using the Dynamic Workload Console or the command line.
- Monitoring anomalous behavior in running jobs
The management of running jobs does not only include monitoring jobs to ensure they complete successfully, but there are also other mechanisms to check for anomalous behavior such as jobs that run much longer than expected, and jobs that finish much too early.
More details inside the official Beta Program Read me.
How to report a problem?
1) Join the official Tivoli Workload Automation - Development Collaboration Community
2) Start a topic in the Message Board using as subject [Beta] <short description>
3) Describe your problem/doubts/opinion/etc
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