CA Workload Automation AEUser GuideRelease 11.3.6

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ContentsChapter 1: Introduction17Intended Audience . 17Automated Job Control . 18Agents and Agent Plug-ins . 18agentparm.txt File . 19Legacy Agent Replaced by CA Workload Automation Agent . 19Jobs. 20Events . 20Alarms . 20Utilities . 21Commands . 21Issue a Command on UNIX . 23Issue a Command on Windows . 24Security. 25Chapter 2: Working with JIL27The jil Command and JIL (Job Information Language) . 27JIL Subcommands . 28JIL Syntax Rules. 30Issue JIL in Interactive Mode on UNIX . 33Issue JIL in Interactive Mode on Windows . 33Issue JIL Using a Script on UNIX . 35Issue JIL Using a Script on Windows . 36Example JIL Script . 37Chapter 3: Working with Machines39Machines . 39Real Machines . 39Virtual Machines . 40Real Machine Pools . 40The localhost Definition . 41How the localhost Value is Resolved . 41Define a Machine . 42Examples: Defining Real Machines . 46Examples: Defining Virtual Machines. 47Examples: Defining Real Machine Pools . 50Contents 5

Delete a Real Machine . 50Delete a Virtual Machine. 51Delete a Real Machine Pool . 52Delete a Real Machine from a Virtual Machine or Real Machine Pool . 52Specifying Machine Load (max load). 52Specifying Job Load (job load) . 53Specifying Queuing Priority (priority) . 54Specifying Relative Processing Power (factor) . 55Machine Status. 56Take a Machine Offline Manually . 56Put a Machine Online Manually . 57How Status Changes Automatically . 57How Status Affects Jobs on Virtual Machines . 59Load Balancing . 60Load Balancing Using Virtual Resource Dependencies . 63Load Balancing Using Virtual and Real Resource Dependencies. 65Load Balancing Using Real Resource Pools . 68Forcing a Job to Start. 69Queuing Jobs . 71How CA Workload Automation AE Queues Jobs. 72Using a Virtual Machine as a Subset of a Real Machine . 74Using a Virtual Machine to Combine Subsets of Real Machines. 75User-Defined Load Balancing . 76Chapter 4: Working with Jobs79Jobs. 79Job Types . 81Common Job Attributes . 82Job States . 83Defining Jobs . 88Insert a Job Definition . 88Update a Job Definition. 89Defining Jobs to Run on a Cluster . 91Delete a Job . 92Running a Job After Using JIL . 93Specify the Job Owner . 93Global Variables . 95Alerts . 98Starting Conditions . 100Date and Time Dependencies . 102Job Dependencies Based on Job Status . 1036 User Guide

Managing Job Status . 105Job Dependencies Based on Exit Codes . 106Job Dependencies Based on Global Variables. 108Starting Conditions and Boxes . 110Controlling Jobs in PEND MACH Status . 111Controlling the Starting of Jobs in PEND MACH Status . 112Controlling the Status of Jobs Scheduled on an Offline Machine . 115Job Run Numbers and Names . 116How Time Dependencies Are Set . 116Dependent Jobs . 118Look-Back Conditions . 120Specifying One-Time Job Overrides. 121How Job Overrides Are Set. 123Date and Time Attributes and Time Changes. 123Daylight Time Changes . 124Standard Time Changes . 126Job Profiles . 127Environment Variables . 127How the Environment for a Job is Sourced . 129Create a Job Profile . 129Assign a Job Profile to a Job .