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CA 7 Workload Automation – Monitoring and Managing the Batch Processing Environment


6 hours


This course describes techniques for monitoring CA 7 job throughput and the functions that can be applied to jobs residing on Request and Ready queues. Commands used to forecast workload demands are explained and advanced manipulation of CA 7-managed JCL using CA Driver procedures and global variables are provided. The use of virtual resources to control job submission is also covered along with CA 7 job documentation processes.


Operators, Support/Schedulers and Operations Analysts that require knowledge of CA 7 job monitoring techniques, job manipulation and job management


Successful completion of the Scheduling Batch Processing course


After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how jobs move through the CA 7 queues
  • Display CA 7 queue data
  • Identify the functions that can be performed against jobs on the CA 7 Request Queue
  • Invoke Workload Forecasting commands
  • Code JCL Override statements
  • Identify how variables can be used by CA 7
  • Access and Create CA 7 documentation
  • Create CA 7 virtual resources

Course Content

Queue Monitoring

Methods Used for Placing Jobs on the Request Queue
Movement of Jobs Through the Queues
Listing the Contents of CA 7 Job Queues

Request Queue Maintenance

Request Queue Execution Functions
Request Queue Requirement Functions

Workload Forecasting and JCL Overrides

Workload Forecasting Commands
JCL Override Statements

Defining and Using CA Driver Procedures and Variables

JCL Manipulation Using CA Driver procedures
CA Driver Variables
Global Variables

Documentation and Virtual Resources

Defining and Managing Job Documentation
Using Virtual Resources
Displaying and Defining Virtual Resources

CA 7 Workload Automation – Monitoring and Managing the Batch Processing Environment Mastery Test