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Nabil Saoual

Nabil Saoual

Control-M/EM sending alert to SNMP

By | Control-M | 4 Comments

Hello everybody, today we will see how to send Control-M alerts to a central monitoring software Introduction The aim is to send alerts and logs from Control-M to an event manager system such as Patrol/ BMC Truesight or Nagios. We will see together how to link Control-M to a central monitoring tool,and for that,Control-M admin and monitoring admin must work hand in hand 😊.So let’s start! Copy the Control-M/EM MIB file to your SNMP server:…

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Nabil Saoual

Control-M/EM : How to manage a workflow with ecaqrtab utility

By | Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Introduction Before the freshly come “workload manager”  feature on latest Control-M versions, the Control-M users used a lot of workarounds to manage the workload execution. Using Quantitative resources was one of the most used. Request We need to trigger a workflow on demand without having to hold the jobs or release them manually. For example, launch it and stop it at specifics time (on demand). Or preventing side effect if an operation that can impact…

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Control-M/EM :Put a job already ordered in dummy mode

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Hi everybody. Today we will see how to put a job in dummy mode on the monitoring part Introduction In some case you want, or you will be asked to bypass a treatment. For that, you can put the job in dummy mode. But how can we proceed if this request is needed for a job already ordered and ready to be executed? Example You made a manual backup and the same task is usually…

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Control-M/EM: Cyclic job interval less than 1 min

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Introduction By default, the minimal execution’s interval of a cyclic job is 1 minute (with the rerun every 0 sec option it will loop instantaneously). But what happens when you need to rerun it in a interval between 0 and 1 minute? Let’s use a little trick to achieve that Job configuration In planning pane create a job When selecting this job, go in “scheduling” tab part and tick the “cyclic” box Result: As soon…

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Nabil Saoual

Control-M/EM : job in wait hosts status

By | Control-M, Database Administration & Monitoring | No Comments

Hello everybody, Introduction Today we will try to debug a classic case of schedulers: The wait host status. Context: On monitoring domain, one or more jobs are not submitted to the host then are in blue (wait host) status Example: The aim is to know what is happening to this job and fix it Analysis The aim is to troubleshoot what could be one of the root cause the host in unavailable and fix it…

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Nabil Saoual

Control-M/EM configure GUI display to dissociate each environment

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Hi everybody, today this quick topic will show us how to dissociate easily your different Control M environments Introduction In your daily activity on Control M, you may work on many Control M servers with different level of criticality For example, you can perform tasks on production environment and on a testing environment but changes on your Control M GUI or on CCM may not have the same impact So it can be useful and…

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Nabil Saoual

Control-M/EM : Job submission aborted due to error in executing ‘/bin/su’

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Introduction: When launching jobs you may have this kind of issue job submission aborted due to error in executing ‘/bin/su’ The purpose of this post is to resolve it and to explain why you can get this issue We created a job with user controlm to execute a basic command: When it was ordered and submitted the issue occurred: As the ouput explains it , there is an issue Explanation : It is not possible…

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Nabil Saoual

Control-M/EM : Mass update,some examples on how to use it

By | Control-M, Postgres | No Comments

Introduction We are back today to write about a powerful tool that we can use to update our folders Question Suppose you have to update two jobs of your folder; the task should be easy But what happens when you must update 50 jobs in a restricted delay? Solution To get this easier and smarter we will use the find and update tool We will use the find and update tool To find specifics jobs…

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Control-M/EM : Shout destination tables graphic and cmd mode

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Introduction Today we will check how to use notification by using shout destination table, indeed sometime it could be useful to be notified about our jobs status ( long execution, late submission failure etc..). For that kind of need we can use job notifications through shout method. We will explain it below: We will use shout destination table to manage notification To call scripts We will define shout destination and test it with jobs. Configuration…

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Control-M/EM : Unlock and Take ownership of a folder

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Introduction Definition of a workspace It is a board letting you create and update folders and jobs, once you work ended and saved into the base the workspace can be deleted. Sometimes when you want to work on a folder and edit it (Check in) you can be stuck by someone else “working” on it: But how can you proceed if this user is no longer here? As if he has took 5 holidays weeks 😀…

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