CA 7 - Installation and Configuration

( Duration: 2 Days )

The CA 7 - Installation and Configuration training course is designed to familiarize Participants with the various installation components that are part of the overall CA 7 r11.1 product install. The various installation components are explained and installation considerations are provided.

By attending CA 7 - Installation and Configuration workshop, Participants will learn to:

  • Identify the various CA 7 r11.1 WA components
  • Describe CA 7 WA data set and system requirements for both hardware and software
  • Describe the basic CA 7 r11.1 WA installation steps and requirements
  • Perform necessary changes to Stage 1 macros and resulting installation JCL
  • Explain CAIRIM requirements and procedures
  • Describe installation and configuration options
  • Perform the installation verification process
  • Review areas to improve CA 7 WA performance
  • Use CA 7 WA external security facilities
  • Connect CA WCC GUI with CA 7WA
  • Set up CA 7 WA cross-platform communication
  • Perform problem determination
  • Examine some solutions to “what if” situations

  • CA7 WA Basic Operations and Administration

  • System Programmers
  • Anyone responsible for installing and maintaining CA 7 WA



Components Overview

  • List the major components of CA 7 WA
  • List the optional x-platform components
  • List the optional WCC components
  • Describe the Central Control System tasks
  • Describe SMF and TRLR/SVC processing
  • Describe the ICOM data collection processing

System and Hardware Requirements

  • Determine the operating system requirements for CA 7 WA
  • Understand the hardware requirements for CA 7 WA
  • Determine the DASD space required
  • Check the other CA 7 WA system requirements
  • Determine what optional requirements you need for your chosen CA 7 WA configuration

System Datasets

  • Describe the major CA 7 WA database files and contents
  • Describe workload Queues used by CA 7 WA
  • Understand the flow of data through the Queues
  • Understand the storage and use of SMF data
  • Describe CA 7 WA Log file processing
  • Determine any optional files needed by CA 7 WA

Installation Procedures Using SMP/E

  • Describe available installation materials
  • Explain installation tape file layout
  • Explain pre-installation considerations
  • Explain details of each installation task

CAIRIM Initialization

  • Describe CA 7 WA System Environment
  • Understand the Instance Vector Table
  • Describe CA 7 WA Instance Definitions
  • Describe how to do System Environment Changes
  • Understand a System Environment Status Report

Initialization Deck Review

  • Define the CA 7 WA processing options
  • Specify scheduling and scanning parameters
  • Add terminals including virtual and batch
  • Add calendars
  • Add JCL libraries
  • Verify accuracy of initialization file offline

Installation Verification

  • Run the CA 7 WA Online (Job CA07N240)
  • Run the CA 7 WA ICOM (Job CA07N500)
  • Run the Installation Verification Job CA07SVCT
  • Run the Test Network (Jobs CA07XX01- CA07XX10)
  • Run the CA 7 WA Log Dump
  • Run the CA 7 WA Report Writing using CAEARL

Performance Considerations

  • Use the performance tools
  • Understand the performance options
  • Understand application program pools and loading
  • Understand terminal dispatching
  • Recommend database and dataset locations
  • Specify operating system and user exits
  • Job Scheduling and Completion Processing

Using External Security

  • List CA 7 WA security requirements
  • Describe external security user exits
  • Explain levels of security and functional control points
  • Secure CA 7 WA using:
    • CA 7 WA Internal Security
    • CA-Top Secret
    • CA-ACF2
    • IBM RACF

WCC Usage Requirements

  • Define the CA 7 WA components required to support WCC
  • Configure the CA Common Services needed to support WCC
  • Configure the CA 7 system to work with WCC

Cross-Platform Scheduling

  • Describe the basic methodology of Enterprise Workload Automation using CA 7 WA
  • Configure CCI on the mainframe to accept connections from remote systems to support cross-platform scheduling
  • Configure the additional CA7XTRK component needed to support cross platform tracking
  • Understand how to define tracking of external events
  • Configure the XPS Server to support job requests

Problem Determination

  • Gather relevant problem information
  • Report problems effectively
  • Trace/solve a variety of problems

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