CA 7 Workload Automation - Operational Workshop

CA 7 Workload Automation - Operational Workshop


Any personnel who will be monitoring, scheduling or supporting a production workload through CA 7. Primarily, this course is aimed at Computer Operations, Production Support and Job Schedulers, but can include Programmers as well as the User Community.


A genuine interest in learning how to operate CA 7 in an efficient manner.

A general understanding of JCL, JES2, and the IBM z/OS Operating System.


3 days. Hands on.

This course is available on site only.  Please call for details.

Course Objectives

This course provides an intensive look into the definition, monitoring and control of Production jobs through CA 7.

Students taking this course can be expected to work on CA 7 in an efficient manner immediately upon course completion. It has been designed in a 'Hands-On' format to allow for quicker assimilation of the material presented and greater retention of the ideas presented. If the 'Hands-On' format is not possible, then the course can be presented in a lecture format.

After taking this course the student should be able to:

  • Understand the capabilities and limitations of CA 7.
  • Display the defined components of CA 7.
  • Understand how CA 7 tracks job activity.
  • Monitor CA-7 activity and resolve problems.
  • Understand the various CA 7 queues and their importance in job tracking.
  • Define jobs to CA 7.
  • Schedule jobs efficiently in CA 7 Define job triggers.
  • Define job requirements Restart abended jobs through the CA-7/CA-11 Interface.
  • Understand how JCL is handled by CA 7.
  • Determine a methodology of simplifying the production workload and automating the job submission process.

Course Content

The course will consist primarily of online work (if possible) used in conjunction with the text to aid in the learning process.

Why CA-7?
Other methods of job submission.

Displaying the Environment
Queue commands.
LQ Command.
LRDY Command.
LACT Command.
LJES Command.
LRLOG Command.
LPRRN Command.

What is defined to my CA-7?
What version?
SSCAN Command.
PRINT,SCAL=xx Command.

The Data Base
The Data Base Menu.
The Job Screen.
Schedule Ids (SCHIDs).
The Job Scheduling Screens.
The Primary Job Scheduling Parameter Edit Screen.
The SCHDMOD Screen.
Job Triggering.
The Job Trigger Screen.
Job Dependencies.
The Job Predecessor Screen.
The User Predecessor Screen.

Job Management
The Demand Command.
The Run Command.
The Queue Maintenance Screen.
Satisfying Requirements.
Restarting Jobs.
Editing JCL in the REQ Queue.
Using the Override Library.
Top Line Job Commands.
The Cancel Command.
The ADDRQ Command.
The NXTCYC Command.
The LJOB Command.
Forecasting Commands.
The FJOB Command.
The FTAPE Command.
The FSTRUC Command.
The Help Facility.

JCL Control
The External Communicators.
The Batch Terminal Interface (BTI).
The U7SVC Facility.
The Trailer Step.
The GRAPH Commands.
Scheduled JCL Overrides.
#SCC Statements.

Advanced Scheduling
Creating a Base Calendar.
Scheduling Philosophy.
Defining Jobstreams.

Queue Maintenance.
XQM Command.
'LIST=' Option.
Dynamic BTI Processing.
Conditional Dependencies.
/OPERIDS Command.
The /AUTO Command.
Virtual Resource Management.

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