Number of questions: 70
Number of questions to pass: 43
Time allowed: 90 mins
This exam consists of 7 sections described below.
Section 1: Planning and Installation
Given a selection of servers with workload that requires managing, identify which roles each server will perform (master domain manager, agent, etc.), the components that need to be installed, and the interconnections so that IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) V9.2.0 can be correctly installed and configured.
Given a requirement to install TWS on a compatible system, determine the system requirements to verify that TWS can be installed successfully. <br>With emphasis on performing the following tasks:<br>
Given a running TWS environment plan integration with other Tivoli products So that the products will work well together.
Given a compliant system and access to TWS installation image(s), perform the necessary steps so that TWS is installed successfully.
Given an existing TWS environment at a lower release level upgrade to TWS 9.2.0 so that the TWS environment successfully upgraded to TWS 9.2.0.
Given an installed TWS environment, and required service levels for execution of workload, plan for recovery in the event of a disaster affecting one of more components so that a disaster recovery plan is available.
Given a successfully installed TWS workstation, complete the post installation configuration necessary to enable the workstation to operate in the required manner so that the workstation instance is integrated into an existing TWS environment.
Given an existing TWS instance which is no longer required, perform the steps required to remove the instance so that TWS instance has been removed.
Section 2: Configuration
Given a fresh IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) installation, plan for configuration settings so that an Administrator has information to configure TWS environment.
Given a completed agent installation, configure the agent settings so that base performance, security, and feature availability requirements are met.
Given a competed TWS installation, set the global options so that TWS performs as expected.
Given a complete TWS master domain manager installation, create basic database definitions so that the base TWS network topology of domains is available.
Section 3: Scheduling Objects
Given a Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console (TDWC) instance, with proper user access rights to create objects and a command or executable item create advanced type job definitions so that scheduling object definitions are properly created.
Given the appropriate access to the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) database, create variables so that they can be used as substitutes for repetitive values used when defining jobs, job streams and prompts.
Given the appropriate access to the TWS database, create a run cycle group definition that can be used in a job stream.
Given the appropriate access to the TWS database, create a job stream that contains multiple types of scheduling objects so that job stream has been created, saved and can be managed.
Given the appropriate access to the TWS database, create an event rule that can be used in event based scheduling so that an event rule definition can be created, saved, and added to a job stream.
Given a TWS instance, with proper user access rights to create objects, migrate a workload application so that a workload application can be exported and imported.
Given the appropriate access to the TWS database, create a job stream that contains scheduling objects so that it will be added to the production day or active cycle.
Section 4: Monitor the Workload
Given an operational IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) and Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console (TDWC) instance, perform the necessary steps to successfully create an engine connection to TWS/d or TWS/z application from TDWC so that database reporting actions can be performed.
Given a running TWS V 9.2 network, monitor a batch workload environment by using TDWC panels or command line application (conman) so that plans can be monitored.
Section 5: Operations
Given a running IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler V 9.2 (TWS) network and agents, manage workstation settings, control job simultaneously run, control which jobs will run based on their priority, enable or disable workstations on the TWS environment so that workstations are managed.
Given a running TWS V 9.2 network ,agents and scheduling objects, manage job priority run, view job log from either Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console (TDWC) or conman command line, list jobs on SAP and dynamic agents, perform direct query and change a user’s password in plan using TDWC so that jobs are managed.
Given a running TWS environment leverage the workload service assurance so a client’s requirement to map, monitor ,and alert critical jobs is satisfied.
Given a running TWS V 9.2 network and agents generate a new and functional plan so that a plan is built.
Given a running TWS V 9.2 network , agents, and scheduling objects, describe the basic commands TWS offers so that basic commands can be used to fix or resolve a user case scenario.
Given a running TWS V 9.2 network ,agents and scheduling objects, create plan, historical and custom SQL reports based on client’s requirements, schedule a job to trigger a daily report and send it via e-mail so that reports have been created.
Given the need for using an alternate plan, use conman or Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console (TDWC) to generate a plan, access the plan and view data in the plan so that data can be viewed from the selected plan.
Given the need to manage job or job stream, use conman ,or TDWC to adjust or update the processing of jobs and job streams so that the workload is updated.
Given TWS default features cannot address the user’s requirement, extend the TWS capabilities utilizing open TWS interfaces so that the user’s requirement is addressed.
Section 6: Administration
Given a variety of scenarios with the plan and appropriate access/authority, manage the plan so that IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) continues to function properly.
Given a TWS environment with more than one instance installed and the current manager is unavailable, perform a TWS failover so that TWS continues to process workload.
Given a working TWS environment, manage the message queues so that the message queues are managed.
Given a working TWS environment, identify the processes for the different components and their interactions so that the environment may be validated.
Given working TWS environment, perform maintenance so that disk space and performance are optimized.
Given a working TWS environment, configure authorization so that users have appropriate access.
Given a working TWS environment, configure network security so that the TWA environment is secure.
Given the need to manage the TWS database, use DB2 or Oracle commands and configuration tools so that the database is available.
Given the need to manage WebSphere, use TWS specific WebSphere commands so that WebSphere is available.
Given the need to manage Workload Scheduler, user TWS commands and configuration files manage the TWS and user environment so the TWS environment is available.
Given a working TWS environment, create, and troubleshoot an event rule deployment so that an active event rule is available.
Section 7: Troubleshooting
Given a new or existing TWA environment locate required log files to resolve given issues with TWA processes, WebSphere or the Tivoli Dynamic Workload Console (TDWC) so that the log files are located.
Given an existing IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) environment and all installed components, locate the properties file so that it can be determined which components are installed.
Given an existing TWS environment and installed components, locate the registry file so that version verification, fixpack verification, Installation path, and components installed can be verified.
Given an existing TWS environment and installed components, locate the additional files outside of TWA user home so that the directories can be managed.
Given an existing TWS environment and configured connection to database server or client, troubleshoot connections to the database so that there is constant communication between TWA environment and database.
Given an existing TWS environment and a configured connection between all components, to allow for proper networking and communications between Master, FTA’s, agents, DWC, WebSphere and DB2 so that port issues can be identified.
Given an existing TWS environment and a configured connection between master domain manager and agents troubleshoot linking issues so that there is constant communication between master and agents.
Given an existing TWS environment and a configured connection between master domain manager and agents, recover a workstation so that there is minimal downtime and lessened impact of outage.
Given a TWS instance, check the status and health of a workstation so that the health of a workstation is verified.
Given a TWS instance, manage the message files using the evtsize command so the modified message files are verified.
Given the appropriate access to the TWS instance troubleshoot a failed or abended job so that issues are identified.
Given the appropriate access to the TWS instance and the troubleshooting guide, follow the step by step checklist so that event rules issues can be identified.
Given a TWS environment which is not operating correctly, configure tracing levels, find and capture data so that troubleshooting can commence and problems can be identified.
Given the Data capture utility and the provisions for first failure data capture, use the data capture utility so that IBM® Software Support has information that can be used to diagnose a problem.
Given a Microsoft Windows system with an installed TWS instance, identify the TWS specific services so that a list of TWS related services is available.
Given an upgrade, migration, or installation scenario, monitor for, diagnose, and solve any issues that may arise so that TWS can be successfully upgraded, migrated, or installed.
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Course Title: IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler 9.2 Administration
Course Duration: 2 Days
Course Number: TX315G
This course course teaches the administrative functions necessary to plan, install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot an IBM Workload Scheduler 9.1 or 9.2 network. This course includes an in-depth look at designing an IBM Workload Scheduler network architecture, background processes in Workload Scheduler, workstation and network configuration options, workload production cycle and processing, effective use of Workload Scheduler security, and techniques for Identifying and resolving common problems. Training occurs in a classroom environment or online instructor-led facility. Hands-on lab exercises include planning a network, defining workstations and domains, and installing and configuring Workload Scheduler components.
Course Title: IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler 9.2 Operations and Scheduling
Course Duration: 3 Days
Course Number: TX305G
This course introduces IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler 9.2 features, environment, and terminology. You learn about the features for distributed environments and how to use both the Dynamic Workload Console and command-line interfaces. You also learn how to monitor production workflow, and to plan, implement, and manage Workload Scheduler objects to create a production day plan. You manage changes to objects, the plan, jobs, events, and job streams. You also learn how to optimize production workflow, troubleshoot plan problems, and manage dynamic and event-driven workloads. Hands-on labs reinforce concepts through production scenarios.
Which action is required before a Dynamic Workload Console user can monitor workload on a new IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler (TWS) engine?
A. Define the scheduling environment.
B. Create a connection to the TWS engine.
C. Define the scheduling objects in the database.
D. Create tasks to manage TWS objects in the plan.
The scripts, tws_env.cmd (Windows) and tws_env.sh (UNIX), are used for which purpose?
A. To turn auditing on and off.
B. To run jobs in the correct directories.
C. To configure the IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler environment.
D. To set up SSL connections between the master domain manager and the dynamic agents.
Which additional feature is provided by integrating IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler with IBM Tivoli Endpoint Manager?
C. Storage management
D. Resource management
Which directories are created outside of <TWAhome> during an IBM Tivoli Workload Scheduler installation on UNIX systems?
A. /usr/TWA, /etc/ITM,/etc/bin
B. /etc/TWA, /etc/TWS, /etc/cit
C. /etc/reports, /etc/DWC, /etc/TEP
D. /etc/IBM, /etc/system32, /etc/maestro
What is the purpose of running the command conman cancel job <jobselect>; pend?
A. To cancel the job without prompting.
B. To cancelthe job and hold subsequent jobs.
C. To cancel the job and release subsequent jobs.
D. To cancel the job only after its dependencies are resolved.
Reference:http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGSPN_8.5.0/com.ibm.tivoli.itws.doc_8.5/awsrgms t334.htm%23dqx3conmanpro(see table 116)