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IBM Workload Scheduler 9.5 on OpenShift – Part 2

Kubernetes In the previous article, I discussed some of the drivers and benefits of moving to containerised and cloud-native workloads. Now that you've massively reduced the footprint your applications require, you need a way to manage, secure and scale your container-based applications, which is where kubernetes comes in. There's an abundance of material available online [...]

By |7 July 2020|OpenShift, TWS|1 Comment

IBM Workload Scheduler 9.5 on OpenShift – Part 1

So, lets get started. The drive to containerised software and cloud-native applications has been revolutionising the IT workplace in recent years. It's hard to believe kubernetes (k8s) is merely 5 years old or so, yet you would be hard-pressed to find any large company or cloud provider that has not already dedicated resources to move [...]

By |2 July 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Getting Started – IBM Workload Scheduler 9.5 on Red Hat OpenShift 4

The UK Tivoli User Group is independent and user-run, dedicated to connecting IBM customers and providing free, bi-annual meetings which deliver presentations covering workload automation, event management, monitoring and storage topics. Customers who attend have a chance to interact with the developers and product specialists to understand the features of the latest releases and see [...]

By |2 July 2020|OpenShift, TWS|0 Comments

Securing TWS and TDWC with Active Directory

In this presentation, learn how linking Tivoli Workload Scheduler and your Tivoli Dynamic Workload Consoles to Active Directory can dramatically reduce the effort required to control access to TWS while greatly improving security overall. Ease the burden on IT Security by removing the need for local accounts on your TWS infrastructure servers and help your [...]

By |16 January 2015|TWS|0 Comments

Upgrading Your TWS Agents Using IBM Endpoint Manager

Upgrading and patching the Tivoli Workload Scheduler agents in your estate is a constant overhead which TWS administrators need to plan for in order to keep their agents compliant and in support, but also to protect the TWS infrastructure as a whole by upgrading older agents to newer releases. Manual upgrades of agents is a time-consuming [...]

By |6 January 2015|TWS|0 Comments

TWS Default Certificate Expiration – Step-by-Step Guide To Updating A Master Domain Manager

Introduction This is a follow-up to a blog post I did in March highlighting the need for TWS administrators to prepare for the expiration of the default SSL certificates contained within key TWS components. Since then, IBM have conducted several training sessions to help users understand the impact of the issue and the steps they [...]

By |18 September 2013|TWS|0 Comments

TWS Certificate Expiration – February 10, 2014 – A Date For Your Diary

The Problem The latest fixpacks for Tivoli Workload Scheduler have included sections which discuss the expiration of the default SSL certificates that most Tivoli Workload Automation components use. These certificates will expire on February 10, 2014 after which point, secure communications between key components of a TWS infrastructure will no longer work. At the time [...]

By |19 March 2013|TWS|1 Comment

Full Message File Takes Down MDM/DM

If an agent becomes inaccessible from the Master Domain Manager or a Domain Manager, the manager will queue messages in it's pobox directory until connectivity is restored. If an agent is unavailable for a long time, the message files can fill up and breach the default 10MB maximum size. When this happens, batchman on the [...]

By |10 March 2011|TWS|1 Comment