May the source be with you, but remember the KISS principle ;-)
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TWS Documentation

News Job schedulers Recommended Links Redbooks Red Papers Useful framework commands
Redbook Maintaining Your Tivoli Environment Troubleshooting Gateway Troubleshooting Using log files for troubleshooting TEC Etc

TWS documentation is horrible even by IBM standards.  Those giants manages to make it considerably worse from version 8.2 to version 8.5 to the extent that some simple concepts are completely incomprehensible in version 8.5.  This is real masterpiece of technical nonsense, perfect example of how not to write technical documentation.  What is really amazing is that the quality is pretty even, so they manage to screw all (yes all) documentation to TWS 8.5 to the level of dirty joke.  TWS 8.2 documentation is also bad but it is definitely better written then documentation to TWS 8.5. Just compare explanation of how to create the first production plan in TWS 8.2 and TWS 8.5 documentation and you will understand the difference. 

Some Redbooks are OK and provide some reasonable insight into the system. They are actually better starting point then documentation. See Documentation/Redbooks

IBM Tivoli software training course - IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler 8.3 Administration

TWS 8.5 documentation

TWS 8.2 Documentation

The following manuals are available in the Tivoli Workload Scheduler library:

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler - 8.2 PDF HTML LANG
Release Notes  
Job Scheduling Console Release Notes (Revised April 2004)    
Job Scheduling Console Release Notes
General Information
Planning and Installation Guide
Job Scheduling Console User's Guide
Plus Module User's Guide
Reference Guide
Troubleshooting and Error Messages


User's Guide

User's Guide error messages

This chapter lists the Job Scheduling Console messages. Many of the messages refer directly to the engine messages, and should be read in conjunction with the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Administration and Troubleshooting.


Old News

[Nov 9, 2009] IBM Redbooks Integrating IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler and Content Manager OnDemand to Provide Centralized Job Log Processing

Has HTML version.
This IBM Redbook implements a solution that integrates IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler and IBM DB2 Content Manager OnDemand products to provide centralized output processing for job logs (job outputs, message files, and audit files) from IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS. The solution provides immediate benefit by integrating the job logs into an online, electronic information archive and retrieval system, which is used for quick search and problem resolution purposes.

As part of the solution, we cover defining and implementing the required infrastructure, to access these reports from a simple user interface. We also include examples and scenarios for using this solution.

We include all scripts that make up this solution so that you will be able customize the solution according to your needs.

We anticipate that the solution covered in this book will provide great value for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS customers who are planning to deploy a centralized job logging and browsing system.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Overview and benefits
Chapter 2. Integrating OnDemand and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Chapter 3. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS implementation
Chapter 4. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Distributed implementation
Chapter 5. IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler end-to-end environment
Chapter 6. Reporting: IBM Content Manager user interface
Chapter 7. Administration of the solution
Appendix A. Scripts used in the solution
Appendix B. Flowcharts
Appendix C. Additional material

[Nov 3, 2009] Scenarios V8.5 (Apr '09)

Scenatios are flash application that demostrate how to use a particular feature. Very useful
Tivoli Workload Scheduler scenarios
To view the scenarios, set your screen resolution to 1400 by 1050 pixels and set your browser to allow blocked content.

The screen content in the V8.3 and V8.4 scenarios might differ slightly from what you now see in V8.5.
Create a workstation scenario V8.5
This scenario shows how you create a workstation.
Create a job scenario V8.5
This scenario shows how you create a job.
Create a job stream scenario V8.5
This scenario shows how you create a job stream.
Monitor critical jobs scenario V8.5
This scenario shows how you use Workload Service Assurance to manage jobs critical to your business.
Variable Table scenarios V8.5
These scenarios show you how to customize your jobs and job streams based on when, why, and where they are run and how to submit them.
Monitor z/OS jobs scenario V8.5
This scenario shows how you monitor z/OS jobs.
Monitor z/OS critical jobs scenario V8.5
This scenario shows how you monitor z/OS critical jobs.
End-to-end monitor jobs scenario V8.5
This scenario shows how you monitor jobs in an end-to-end environment.
Reporting on z/OS scenario V8.5
This scenario shows how you create reports in z/OS.
Event Management scenario V8.4
This scenario shows how you use the Event Management function to control some remote systems, by defining rules, according to which each time an event occurs, a response action is performed.
Reporting scenario V8.4
This scenario shows how you run reports to get historical information about the workload processed the previous day to determine and analyze any workload peaks that might have occurred.
Browse Job scenario V8.3
This scenario shows how you run a task to resolve a job error and then rerun the job.
Browse Job Stream scenario V8.3
This scenario shows how you create a task to find job streams with a specific current status.
Submit Predefined Job Stream scenario V8.3
This scenario shows how you submit a predefined job stream into a production plan.

Autoinstall Utility for Installing Tivoli Workload Scheduler Fix Packs


Getting Started with IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3

Html version available

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler is an IBM strategic scheduling product that runs on different platforms including the mainframe. The new version of the product, IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3, comes with some important enhancements, such as relational database management system (RDBMS) support, new advanced planning system, which allows the definition of plans that span more that 24 hours, removal of framework requirements, new application programming interface (API), Job Scheduling Console enhancements, and so on.

This IBM Redbook documents the architecture, deployment, best practices, and migration scenarios for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 on distributed environment. In addition, we cover IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 security, IBM DB2 and IBM WebSphere considerations, troubleshooting, tuning for performance, application programming interface, and JnextPlan, which has replaced the JnextDay process in this release.

Clients and Tivoli professionals who are responsible for installing, administering, maintaining, or using IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.3 will find this book a major reference.

IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Version 8.2 New Features and Best Practices

Troubleshooting Tivoli Using the Latest Features

Certification Guide Series- IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.4

IBM Redbooks Integrating IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler with Tivoli Products

This IBM Redbook explains the benefits and technical merits of integrating IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler Distributed and IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler for z/OS with other IBM products. Scheduling is a mission critical process for any company. However, when you talk about scheduling, you are really talking about an ecosystem. In this ecosystem, each solution is a building block that adds value to the overall solution. With IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, you can collect and add data to and from each component. In addition, expanding the scheduling ecosystem to include monitoring, management, help desk, storage, and business systems management provides greater value.

This book discusses all these integration points and provides detailed scenarios on how to integrate IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler with these types of applications.

Because workload management is widely considered the nucleus of the data center, there are numerous opportunities for you to integrate IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler with other products. This book addresses just some of these many opportunities. In terms of integration with IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler, do not limit yourself to the products that this book discusses. Integration points discussed in this book should give you an idea of the potential value that IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler integration can provide for your company.

IBM Redbooks Deployment Guide Series IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.4 and IBM Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker V1.2

The book has HTML version along with PDF version. Contains several useful chapters like Chaper 5 ( Demonstration scenarios ) and Chapter 6. Event driven workload automation

Part 1. Concepts and architecture
Chapter 1. Workload scheduling overview
Chapter 2. Tivoli Workload Scheduler concepts and architecture
Chapter 3. Tivoli Dynamic Workload Broker concepts and architecture
Part 2. Deployment
Chapter 4. Installation and configuration
Chapter 5. Demonstration scenarios
Chapter 6. Event driven workload automation

Part 3. Generic branch job
Chapter 7. Generic branch job
Chapter 8. Installation of Cygwin onto a Windows master
Part 4. Planning for a client engagement
Appendix A. Planning for a client engagement
Appendix B. Sample Statement of Work for a Tivoli Workload Automation solution
Appendix C. Generic branch job source code
Appendix D. Additional material

IBM Redbooks Certification Guide Series IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V8.4



Autoinstall Utility for Installing Tivoli Workload Scheduler Fix Packs


IBM Redbooks Configuring mailman Server Processes and Domain Managers in IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler

Backup Considerations for IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler

Comparison of Deployment Scenarios for Enterprise Wide Scheduling useless



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