Saturday, January 21, 2012

Control-M Viewpoints


Batch flows at most sites exist in a distributed environment spanning many computers of different types. CONTROL-M provides a powerful graphic user interface that allows you to view, monitor, and control all enterprise-wide batch flows from a single console, called the CONTROL-M/Enterprise Manager console (sometimes referred to as CONTROL-M/EM GUI or CONTROL-M/EM).

Using CONTROL-M/EM, you can see the progress of your batch flows, and identify problems and potential problems. CONTROL-M/EM provides a customizable, dynamic tool called ViewPoints to allow you to display only those jobs and job flows of interest. For example, you can view and monitor:
  • Jobs on a particular CONTROL-M
  • Jobs belonging to a specific user
  • Jobs having a particular status, such as failed jobs
ViewPoints are constantly updated and show in real-time the execution status of the batch production. CONTROL-M provides a set of predefined ViewPoints. You can define other ViewPoints according to need.

Opening a Viewpoint:

Click on File/Open Viewpoint in the Control-M/Enterprise Manager window to load the list of viewpoints. You can have more then one viewpoint open at a time.

Each window can use a different Viewpoint to display the environment.
  • Click on “All Active Jobs”/your desired viewpoint and then click the OK button.
  • Click on “NOTOK Only”/Your desired viewpoint and then click the OK button

In this example two viewpoints have been opened. One viewpoint shows “All Active Jobs”. The other viewpoint shows “Ended NOTOK” jobs only.

You can open as many viewpoints as you wish and click on the Window/Tile and the Window/Cascade menu options to rearrange the view. You can simply click and drag the viewpoint windows around to the desired place. All viewpoints will default to show at the datacenter level.

The CONTROL-M/Enterprise Manager window consists of the following parts:
  1. Navigation Tree – Hierarchical view of jobs in the current environment.

  2. Flow Diagram – Graphic representation of job production flow, based on job dependencies established by prerequisite conditions specified in job processing definitions. Components of the active environment are represented by boxes called nodes. The information displayed in a node varies depending on the type of node and on how certain customization options.

  3. Net Overview – Miniature version of the flow diagram, indicating the part of the network currently displayed in the Flow Diagram view. By ragging the selected area in this view to a different part of the network, you can quickly navigate in a complex environment.
Understanding the flow diagram:

In the flow diagram, components of the environment (definition environment or active environment) are represented by node boxes. The information displayed in a node varies depending on the type of node and on customization options.


Teja said...

The above information provided is really useful and interesting.
If you could add how to create/define a new view point it would be much more useful to the beginner's like me..

Mahi said...

Sure Teja... will update that....

Unknown said...

very helpful , and would like to thank as there are very few sites on internet explaining control m , thanks a lot for this good job, hope this will END OK :).

Unknown said...

Have a very large number of jobs that process daily. Many different flows. Would like to know if there is a way to set a viewpoint to track the jobs as they are executing. Ideally we could follow the flow as the jobs are running.

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