Cross Platform Scheduling from CA Scheduler Job Management to CA Autosys Workload Automation.

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description

CA Scheduler JM can send a request to submit a job defined to CA Autosys WA. This knowledge document will describe components and setup requirements.

Solution

Requirements on the CA Autosys Workload Automation system

CA Autosys Workload Automation must be installed.

CAICCI connections must be defined. For Windows, the file CCIRMTD.RC is used and for Unix, the file CCIRMTD.PRF is used. The CCIRMTD.RC/CCIRMTD.PRF file should contain one LOCAL statement pointing to the local machine, and REMOTE statement(s) pointing to the mainframe system(s) where CA Scheduler is active. The LOCAL and REMOTE statement will contain the following:

LOCAL = hostname cciname startup [ALIAS=alias_name] 
REMOTE = hostname cciname  32768 startup [port=nnnn]
 

In the REMOTE statement, the hostname is the node name and the cciname is the SYSID value from the CCITCPGW started task.
In the LOCAL statement, an alias name may be necessary if the local machine name is greater than 8 characters.

Requirements on the z/OS system where CA Scheduler JM resides

CA Scheduler JM must be initialized with the following CAIRIM CAS9 CAIJGEN options:

XPLAT=YES          YES to allow the submission of cross-platform                  
XPRET=30|days   number of days a node is to remain idle before Scheduler deletes the node 

CAICCI is used for communication between CA Autosys and CA Scheduler. CAENF is used to activate this communication. In the CAENF JCL, add the PROTOCOL(TCPIPGW) statement to existing PDS member CCIPARMS defined on the ENFPARMS DD. This protocol statement will automatically start the started task CCITCPGW when CAENF is activated.

Recommended reading; CA Scheduler JM Interface Reference Guide, Chapter 2.1 Cross Platform Scheduling, CA Scheduler Systems Programmer Guide, Chapter 2 Initialization.