Implementing IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V 8.2 Extended Agent for IBM Tivoli Storage Manager

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 31 May 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738491063
ISBN-13: 9780738491066
IBM Form #: SG24-6696-00
(118 pages)

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Authors: Vasfi Gucer, John Ellery, Carl Buehler


IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler is a strategic, multiplatform distributed scheduling product that provides high-volume, complex scheduling capability. Although Tivoli Workload Scheduler provides native support for many platforms and applications, its robust scheduling capabilities can be extended to cover additional platforms and applications by writing an extended agent.

This IBM Redbooks publication shows how to write a Tivoli Workload Scheduler Version 8.2 extended agent to schedule jobs on IBM Tivoli Storage Manager. With the extended agent, you can schedule on platforms and applications for which Tivoli Workload Scheduler has no native agent, as well as integrate IBM Tivoli Storage Manager with Tivoli Workload Scheduler. The Tivoli Workload Scheduler scheduling facility enables you to assign dependencies among tasks scheduled through Tivoli Storage Manager or to assign limits or priorities. By extending Tivoli Storage Manager to schedule these Tivoli Storage Manager tasks, you can take advantage of its advanced scheduling capabilities.

This book will be essential for those who write a Tivoli Workload Scheduler extended agent for any platform in general, or use the extended agent provided in this book (TSM Extended Agent) to schedule Tivoli Storage Manager tasks.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Extended agent functions
Chapter 3. Case study: TSM Extended Agent
Chapter 4. Sample scenarios
Appendix A. TSM Extended Agent source code
Appendix B. Additional material

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