A few tips before upgrading to CA Scheduler r11
There are many new features and changes introduced in CA Scheduler r11 which are described in the CA Scheduler Job Management Release Notes. There are also changes to the installation process. Here are a few tips that can assist you in upgrading.
- CA Datacom/AD r11 SP2 or CA Datacom/DB r11 SP2 or later is required to run CA Scheduler r11.
- CA Scheduler r11 provides an ISPF REXX EXEC to tailor all of the SAMPJCL members at once. This will eliminate tailoring each member in the SAMPJCL. Additional information can be found the CA Scheduler Job Management Installation Guide, Step 6: Tailor SAMPJCL Members.
- CA packaging guidelines require some SMP zone and data set name changes from the values used in prior releases of CA Scheduler. These changes have effected and the table of changes is in the CA Scheduler Job Management Release Notes, Chapter 2.11 Installation Changes.
- CA Scheduler r11 cannot share its SVC with other releases of CA Scheduler. If another release of CA Scheduler is installed in the same LPAR, specify a different SVC number in the range of 200-255 in the CAS9 MAIN.
- The CA Scheduler data base 430 has an additional DATA AREA called HST to store the data for the new Job and Schedule History feature. Jobs are provided in assisting you in calculating the space requirements. Use SAMPJCL(ISTEP20A) if you are upgrading from CA Scheduler 9.1 or SAMPJCL(ISTEP19A) from CA Scheduler 9.0 upgrade. The values produced contain the existing history record count of 7 occurrences per job and adjustments will be required if you plan on increasing retention of records. Refer to the CA Scheduler Job Management Systems Programmer Guide, Chapter 2.1.2 CAS9 CAIJGEN Command and the Online Reference Guide for usage.
- CA Scheduler history records for jobs and schedules in r11 are in a new format. Once you have successfully upgraded and do not have plans of falling back to the previous release, you will need to run SAMPJCL member HISTUP. This will populate the pre r11 history records using the new format.
- CA Scheduler Auto Failover support feature is now available together with the CA Datacom/AD "shadow MUF" feature. CA Scheduler started tasks will automatically restart themselves when CA Datacom?/AD MUF becomes unavailable. For more information about multiple CPU operations, see the Systems Programmer Guide.
- If you are using a Console Automation product to capture CA Scheduler messages, refer to the list in the CA Scheduler Job Management Release Notes, Chapter 12 Additional Changes to CA Scheduler and Chapter 13 Rebranded Messages.
Review the CA Scheduler Job Management Release Notes to see the new features that can save time and add value to your workload processing.
As always, please contact CA Technologies support for CA Scheduler if you have further questions.