Thursday, June 21, 2012

BMC Batch Impact Manager

Useful Video to know about BMC Batch Impact Manager

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Recovering from primary CONTROL-M/Server failure (Server failover)

These procedures assume that a failover server has already been installed and initialized on a secondary computer. Two procedures are used during failover situations:
  1. Verify that:
    • Both primary and secondary CONTROL-M/Server installations and CONTROL-M/Server Configuration Agent are not running.
    • Both the primary and mirror database servers are running.
  2. Log on to the secondary computer as the CONTROL-M/Server owner.
  3. Specify the ctm_menu command to open the CONTROL-M Main Menu.
  4. Type 4 to select Database Mirroring and press <Enter>.
  5. From the Database Mirroring menu, type 7 to select Start Failover and press <Enter>.


    Do not start the secondary CONTROL-M/Server while the primary CONTROL-M/Server is running, or before the Start Failover procedure finishes executing. If the secondary CONTROL-M/Server is started too early, the following message may be displayed: 
    ** Unable to start CONTROL-M due to path specified for PROCLIB directory $PROCLIB. This path is invalid **
  7. The following message is displayed:
    1. This operation disables CONTROL-M database mirroring, and starts FailOver CONTROL-M !!!
      Confirm that CONTROL-M in the primary data center is not running.Continue [y/n] :
  8. Type y and press <Enter> to continue with Failover.
The following message is displayed:
CONTROL-M/Server database mirroring 
Mirroring of the CONTROL-M/Server database allows rapid recovery of CONTROL-M/Server functionality in the event of a failure of the CONTROL-M/Server database. You can implement mirroring during or after CONTROL-M/Server installation.

To implement CONTROL-M/Server database mirroring
  1. Review the database requirements for mirroring as described in the CONTROL-M/Server for UNIX and Microsoft Windows Installation Guide. 

  2. Verify that CONTROL-M/Server, CONTROL-M/Server Configuration Agent, and CONTROL-M/Server utilities are not running. Ensure that the SQL database is running.

  3. Choose Database Mirroring => Initialize Mirroring from the CONTROL-M Main Menu.

  4. At the conclusion of the procedure, restart CONTROL-M/Server and the CONTROL-M/Server Configuration Agent

Friday, June 1, 2012

Control-M/EM GUI Authorizations

To perform any action in Control-M we need Authorization/Permission. This will be setup using Authorizations window in Control-M/EM GUI. Using this we can create, modify or Delete user-id's and their privileges. This is the window Schedulers or Admin will use to create a User-Id or Reset Password or modifying privileges.. etc.

To access the Authorizations window Follow the below steps:
  1. Log on to CONTROL-M/EM GUI or CONTROL-M/Desktop.
  2.  Choose Tools => Authorizations. The Users tab is displayed.
The Authorization window has separate panels for users and groups. The Users panel enables you to add, modify, copy, or delete a user whose authorizations can be configured. The Groups panel enables you to add, modify, copy, or delete a group whose authorizations apply to members of the group.

Actions that are permitted or denied for each access level are described below. 
  1. None - Denies access to the component.  
  2. Browse - Can view and refresh the component.  
  3. Update - Permits adding and modifying CONTROL-M information.  
  4. Full - Permits adding, modifying, and deleting CONTROL-M information.  
  5. Default - [Valid for user authorizations. Not valid for group authorizations.] Inherits the permissions from the group to which the user belongs. Use of this is, We can create a Group with list of Privileges
The panel will look like below.

Authorizations window – Users tab fields
  • Filter: Select this check box to enable the User Name filter.
  • User Name text box: Specify a user name or pattern (for example, adm*). Click Apply to apply the filter. Click Clear to erase the contents of the text box.
  • Name: CONTROL-M/EM logon name of the user to whom the authorization refers. Names listed satisfy the requirements of the filter, if any.
  • Full Name: Full name of the user.
  • Description: Description of the user.

Authorizations window – Groups tab fields
  • Filter: Select this check box to enable the Group Name filter.
  • Group Name text box: Specify a group name or pattern (for example, adm*). Click Apply to apply the filter. Click Clear to erase the contents of the text box.
  • Name Group name: Groups listed satisfy the filter requirements, if any.
  • Description: Description of the group.

User Properties Window:

Authorizations window – User Properties fields
  • General: Provides logon data about users (or lists members of a group).
  • Member Of: [User Authorizations window] Matches users with groups.
  • Jobs: Jobs a user (or member) can access and actions he can perform.
  • Privileges
    • Whether the CONTROL-M Configuration Manager can be accessed and used, Alerts and Archived Viewpoints can be viewed, and the user (or member) can use the Command Line Interface (cli).
    • Actions that can be performed on Collections, Hierarchies, Filters, ViewPoints, and Authorization screens.
  • Scheduling Tables: Scheduling tables a user (or member) can access in CONTROL-M/Desktop, authorization levels for the tables, and whether jobs or tables can be ordered or forced.
  • Prerequisite Conditions: Prerequisite conditions that a user (or member) can access.
  • Control Resources: Control resources that a user (or member) can access.
  • Quantitative Resources: Quantitative resources that a user (or member) can access.
  • Global Conditions: Global conditions that a user (or member) can access.
  • Calendars: Calendars that a user (or member) can access.
  • Owners: Jobs in scheduling tables that a user can access.

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