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BMC Control-M Workload Automation 8.0: Administering

This course provides instruction and hands-on practice in the setup, administration, and customization options of the distributed systems BMC Control-M Workload Automation solution. BMC Control-M Workload Automation is a monitoring and management tool for the enterprise batch-scheduling environment. It allows users to manage job processing across all distributed systems platforms supported by instances of Control-M/Server and Control-M/Agent. You will receive additional training in the creation of job processing definitions, as required to support administrative functions. Following the completion of the BMC Control-M Workload Automation 8.0: Administering course, you will have three weeks to take the BMC Certified Administrator certification examination online. You can take the exam twice within this period. Those who pass will receive the title of Certified Administrator: BMC Workload Automation 8.0. Those who do not take the exam within this timeframe, or do not pass after two attempts within this timeframe, will not be granted a retake.

  • Key Roles
  • Skills Gained
  • Prerequisite
  • Syllabus

Administrators and System Programmers

  • Responsible for the overall health of the system data
  • Maintain and run the software that supports the scheduling system, which includes installation, upgrades, configuration, maintenance and control of the scheduling software's security

Operators

  • Monitor the scheduling system
  • Fix and re-run problematical jobs, but typically do not create job schedules

Schedulers

  • Create the job schedules in a production environment
  • Verify that jobs run correctly
  • May monitor the system in conjunction with Operators

Mainframe Operators

  • Apply policies and procedures to meet the scheduling needs of the company
  • Responsible for capacity planning, server consolidation, and performance optimization of systems, databases, networks, and applications

Certified Administrator

  • Execute installation, enterprise scale implementation, advanced tuning and configuration, and issue resolution on Control-M for Distributed Systems

Accreditations and Certifications

BMC Education Services offers an Accreditation for BMC Atrium CMDB.  Accreditations and Certifications give individuals the confidence that their skills are current, meet BMC standards, and that the individual can be identified as one of the elite resources in the industry.

The benefits for pursuing accreditation or certification include providing solid product foundation to your IT organization for a positive impact on ROI, accelerating professional development and improving productivity.

  •   Establish a firm foundation in the distributed Control-M environment, the functioning of components, and the capabilities of various add-on products
  •   Install Control-M/Server and associated fix packs, and establish communication with  Control-M/EM using the Control-M Configuration Manager user interface
  •   Install, configure, and administer agent platforms, including Control Application Plug-ins (emphasis on AFT Plug-in), and installing multiple agents on one machine
  •   Implement agentless platforms for job execution
  •   Configure options related to alerts, email, and STMP
  •   Manage and troubleshoot new day processing
  •   Implement Business Service Management (BSM) features of the Control-M solution, including
  • Control-M/Forecast, BMC Batch Impact Manager, and Control-M Self Service
  •   Use various Control-M/EM utilities and Control-M/Server utilities to administer the products
  •   Implement security options by defining users and groups, and by selecting configuration options
  •   Implement user management options through LDAP/Active Directory support options
  •  Implement workload management and load balancing through host groups
  •   Perform and configure job history and version management
  •   Implement customization options for Control-M/EM, Control-M/Server, and Control-M/Agent including setting key system parameters
  •   Perform Control-M/EM and Control-M/Server database maintenance
  •   Implement Control-M/Server failover
  • Migrate Control-M and Control-M/EM to version 8
  •   Troubleshoot the Control-M environment

Required prerequisites:

  • BMC Control-M Workload Automation 8.0: Foundation (WBT)
  • Understanding of basic batch scheduling concepts

Who Can Benefit

  • Control-M administrators
  • Solution architects with an interest in Control-M capabilities

COURSE ACTIVITIES

  • Classroom presentations
  • Hands-on lab exercises
  • Product demonstrations
  • Module level quizzes
  • Certification exam

1  ARCHITECTURE AND COMPONENTS

  • Control-M architecture and components
  • Control-M Configuration Manager overview
  • Control-M user roles

2  CONNECTING COMPONENTS AND SETUP

  • Set up data centre communication
  • Set up login domains
  • Define Control-M/EM users
  • Install and configure Control-M agents

3  AUTOMATED WORKFLOW

  • New day processing
  • Logs and alerts
  • Shout destination setup
  • Job management functions

4  MANAGING AND MONITORING THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Start and stop components
  • Exception alerts
  • SNMP communication
  • Control-M/EM Reporting Facility

5  ADD-ONS AND EXTENDED FUNCTIONALITY

  • Agentless job setup
  • Install and configure application plug-ins

6  CONTROL-M ADD-ON MODULES

  • Install and Configure Control-M/Forecast
  • Install and Configure BMC Batch Impact Manager
  • Install and configure Control-M Self Service

7  SECURITY AND AUDITING

  • Implement Control-M/EM auditing
  • Set up Control-M/Server security
  • Configure Active Directory authorization

8  FEATURE MANAGEMENT

  • Job version management configuration
  • Database management
  • Set up and implement failover

9  WORKFLOW AND LOAD MANAGEMENT

  • Load balancing
  • Participation definitions for hosts
  • Workload management

10  MIGRATION AND TROUBLESHOOTING CONTROL-M

  • Migrate Control-M/Server and  Control-M/EM
  • Troubleshoot the environment
  • Working with BMC Support
 BMC
  • Course Code: AUTO-WAMA-0800
  • Duration : 5 days
  • Certified by: BMC

This course provides instruction and hands-on practice in the setup, administration, and customization options of the distributed systems BMC Control-M Workload Automation solution. BMC Control-M Workload Automation is a monitoring and management tool for the enterprise batch-scheduling environment. It allows users to manage job processing across all distributed systems platforms supported by instances of Control-M/Server and Control-M/Agent. You will receive additional training in the creation of job processing definitions, as required to support administrative functions. Following the completion of the BMC Control-M Workload Automation 8.0: Administering course, you will have three weeks to take the BMC Certified Administrator certification examination online. You can take the exam twice within this period. Those who pass will receive the title of Certified Administrator: BMC Workload Automation 8.0. Those who do not take the exam within this timeframe, or do not pass after two attempts within this timeframe, will not be granted a retake.

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