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CA 7 Workload Automation – System Programmer Interaction with CA 7


4 hours


This advanced course describes how communication with CA 7 is possible using various interfaces and then focuses on the management and performance aspects of CA 7 using workload balancing macros and reporting.


System Programmers and Operations Analysts that need to manage CA 7 performance


Successful completion of the Monitoring and Managing the Batch Processing Environment course


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

  • Identify how the Batch Terminal Interface (BTI) is used
  • Create REXX code that will invoke CA 7 commands
  • Describe how workload balancing is used
  • Create simple workload balancing macros
  • Identify reports and graphs that can be produced

Course Content

Batch Terminal and REXX Interfaces

Using the Batch Terminal Interface (BTI)
BTI Commands
Invoking the CAICCI User Interface for REXX
Executing CA 7 Commands Using REXX

Workload Balancing

The Workload Balancing (WLB) Facility
Coding and Activating WLB Macros
Displaying Workload Balancing Definitions

Performance and Statistical Reporting

CA 7 History Reports
CA 7 Workload Planning Reports
CA-Earl and CA-Easytrieve Reporting
CA 7 Automated Performance Analysis (APA) Graphs

CA 7 Workload Automation – System Programmer Interaction with CA 7 Mastery Test