IBM Workload Scheduler/NetView overview

IBM Workload Scheduler/NetView consists of manager and agent software. The manager runs on NetView® management nodes and the agent runs on managed nodes. All the nodes must have HCL Workload Automation installed. The manager polls its agents periodically to obtain information about scheduler processing. If the information returned during a poll is different from that of the preceding poll, the color of the corresponding symbol changes to indicate a state change. After you take action to remedy condition, the state of the corresponding symbol returns to normal at the next poll. The process that runs on the management node is called mdemon.

Agents generate SNMP traps to inform the manager of asynchronous events, such as job abends, stuck schedules, and restarted scheduler processes. Although polling and traps are functionally independent, the information that accompanies a trap can be correlated with symbol state changes. If, for example, a scheduled job abends, the symbol for the workstation changes color and a job abend trap is logged in the NetView® event log. By scanning the log, you can isolate the problem and take the appropriate action.

The muser process runs commands issued by a NetView® user, and updates the user's map. An muser is started for each NetView® user whose map has the IBM Workload Scheduler/NetView application activate.