This course provides professional report authors an opportunity to learn report building techniques using relational data models. Demonstrations and exercises will illustrate and reinforce key concepts during this learning opportunity.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

In this course, you learn how to perform the following tasks:
Explain the production terminology used with IBM Workload Scheduler and its production planning process
Monitor production batch workload processes
Manage production batch workload
Create and modify scheduling objects
Schedule new workloads
Forecast future workloads
Migrate workload definitions from test to production environments
Create and maintain reports about production workloads

  • IBM Workload Scheduler Introduction

  • About Workload Automation
    IBM workload automation offerings
    IBM Workload Scheduler terminology
    Workload Scheduler user interfaces
    Getting started with Application Lab
    Getting started with the Dynamic Workload Console
    Connecting the console to Workload Scheduler
    Getting started with the command-line interfaces

  • Using the Application Lab Interface

  • Using the processes status overview page
    Managing processes
    Using other Application Lab functions

  • Monitoring Workload Scheduler Production

  • Monitoring Workload Scheduler production by using queries
    Using the Workload Dashboard
    Monitoring system status and health
    Monitoring plan objects
    Using the What-if Analysis interface
    Monitoring the plan graphically

  • Managing Workload Scheduler Production

  • Managing the scheduling environment
    Managing scheduling objects in the plan

  • Creating Scheduling Objects

  • Using the Workload Designer
    Creating scheduling objects
    Creating variables and variable tables
    Creating prompts and resources
    Creating calendars
    Defining jobs

  • Scheduling, Forecasting, and Migrating Workloads

  • Creating job streams
    Applying jobs to job streams
    Setting time and date restrictions
    Using advanced scheduling options
    Creating job stream definitions by using composer
    Creating and using event rules
    Forecasting and previewing future dates
    Exporting and importing scheduling definitions
    Using Workload Application Templates

  • Reporting with Workload Scheduler

  • Using reporting features
    Using Common Reporting with Workload Scheduler
    Using the batch reporting utility
    Using the preformatted text-based report utilities


This course is designed for operators and schedulers who perform duties that are related to batch workload automation.




Before taking this course, make sure that you can use an Internet browser such as Mozilla Firefox and perform basic shell commands in a terminal emulator such as PuTTY or xterm.


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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