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Nabil Saoual

Control-M/EM : job in wait hosts status

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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…

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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…

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Mamy Rasoanaivo

How to automate a kill of one or several executing jobs in AJF at specific Date/Time at once

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Introduction We had a request to automate a kill of some executing jobs in AJF at specific date and time. For example: A Control-M job is running a script all day, in order other programs can connect to it, but the script has to be stopped at a specific time. There are several ways to manage that, such as: using in Action Tab, use Notifications before job completion, then run a Shout to a script…

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Nabil Saoual

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

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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…

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Nabil Saoual

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….

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Nabil Saoual

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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Nabil Saoual

Control-M/EM – Update ctmuser & emuser DBO password

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

Introduction: For security purposes we sometimes must update the password of our Control M architecture. This task seems to be easy, but you must be careful to update the passwords wherever they are used. Today we will check how to update the password of our Control M infrastructure including application user and database owner for each of our databases.   Prerequisites: Be sure to have the old password to proceed easier.( not mandatory but easier…

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David Diab

Control-M/EM – emdef utility – Folders

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In a previous blog I talked about the emdef utility and how it can help to manage and standardize calendars across multiple environments. In this blog we will deal with folders definitions in the Control-M/EM database. This can be used to extract data as a backup, or for migration from one to another environment.

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