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BMC Control-M 7: A Journey from Traditional Batch Scheduling to Workload Automation

Qiang Ding

Master one of the world's most powerful enterprise workload automation tools – BMC Control-M 7 - using this book
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849682565
Paperback534 pages

About This Book

  • Implement and utilize a world class enterprise batch scheduling and workload automation tool in the best possible ways with this book and e-book
  • Hands-on implementation and administration of a Control-M environment
  • Easily develop Control-M job flows to meet simple and complex business requirements
  • Written in a conversational manner and supported by a lot of practical, easy-to-follow examples accompanied by screenshots

Who This Book Is For

This book is suitable for professionals who are beginning to use Control-M, but who also have some general IT experience, such as understanding the concepts of computer system architecture, operating systems, databases, and basic computer networking. Some entry level skills in scripting languages will be helpful along the way.

For those who are from a mainframe background or moving from other batch scheduling tools, you can use this book as a starting point.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Get to Know the Concept
Introduce batch processing
Automating batch processing
Centralized enterprise scheduling
From batch scheduling to workload automation
Chapter 2: Exploring Control-M
Control-M overview
Control-M Architecture and Components
How do Organizations Work With Control-M?
Where to Start?
Chapter 3: Building the Control-M Infrastructure
Three ages to workload automation
Planning the Batch environment
Pre-installation technical considerations
Chapter 4: Creating and Managing Batch Flows with Control-M GUI
The Control-M way — continued
Working with Control-M Desktop and EM GUI Client
Chapter 5: Administrating the Control-M Infrastructure
Additional component installations
Expanding and updating the batch environment
Frequent administration tasks
Chapter 6: Advanced Batch Scheduling and Management
Importing existing batch processing tasks
Enhance the file processing batch flow
Advanced batch management
Control-M reporting facility
Chapter 7: Beyond Everyday Administration
GUI alternative — command-line utilities
Securing the environment
Control-M mirroring and failover
Perfecting Control-M
Chapter 8: Road to Workload Automation
Integrating Control-M with business processes
Managing batch jobs as workloads
Into the Cloud

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the concepts of traditional batch processing and workload automation
  • Plan and implement Control-M infrastructure by using the right technology in the right place
  • Familiarize yourself with the GUI interface and define Control-M job flows to meet both simple and complex batch processing needs
  • Get hands-on experience with various types of Control-M add-on modules (Control Modules), and understand how they can simplify and enhance existing batch flows
  • Complete advanced administration tasks and performance tuning using best practices
  • Take one step further into the world of workload automation by using the latest features available in Control-M

In Detail

Control-M is one of the most widely used enterprise class batch workload automation platform. With a strong knowledge of Control-M, you will be able to use the tool to meet ever growing batch needs. There has been no book that can guide you to implement and manage this powerful tool successfully... until now. With this book you will quickly master Control-M and be able to call yourself "a Control-M" specialist!

“BMC Control-M 7: A Journey from Traditional Batch Scheduling to Workload Automation” will lead you into the world of Control-M and guide you to implement and maintain a Control-M environment successfully. By mastering this workload automation tool, you will see new opportunities opening up before you.

With this book you will be able to take away and put into practice knowledge from every aspect of Control-M – implementation, administration, design and management of Control-M job flows, and more importantly how to move into workload automation and let batch processing utilize the cloud.

You will start off with batch processing and workload automation, and then get an understanding of how Control-M meets these needs. Then we will look more in depth at the technical details of Control-M, and finally look at how to work with it to meet critical business needs. Throughout the book, you will learn important concepts and features, as well as learn from the Author’s experience, accumulated over many years. By the end of the book you will be set up to work efficiently with this tool and also understand how to utilize the latest features of Control-M.


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