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Control M Plug-in for Databases

Control M Plug-in for Databases


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Seamlessly integrate Control M with your existing enterprise applications with our database application integrations.
Seamlessly integrate Control M with your existing enterprise applications with our database application integrations.

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Published by: gssamerica on Jun 03, 2009
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CONTROL-M Application Integrations (AI


While BMC has worked to include integrations to some major applications, there are still many applications that are not tightly integrated into CONTROL-M. That means the users must create their own custom integrations via scripting or application API calls. This often results in:
•Long and complex execution strings •Custom scripts maintained by the customer •Exposed Passwords and other sensitive data •Performance impact due to remote procedure calls •Extensive training for the schedulers to understand the application syntaxes

GSS develops custom integrations that work seamlessly with CONTROL-M in the same manner as BMC CMs, providing tab based forms within the job definitions to alleviate these issues.

By presenting the AI’s as a GUI tab within CONTROL-M, GSS AI’s eliminates the need to type long command lines, creating custom scripts or training the team on cryptic application program calls.
• • • • • • Minimizes typing errors Improves usability as for example, CLI parameters can be presented using drop downs, radio buttons and other controls which are not available using character mode Decreases mistakes as validity checks can be implemented as well. Provides inline validity checks for command syntax Separates authentication from scheduling Introduces batch processing to applications that were not able to be scheduled previously

GSS AI Development Phases
The core of each AI is an executable Java based application that interfaces with the designated application. It has a preset number of pre-defined variables that can be passed to control the execution. This application can be called from the command line and can be executed by ANY batch scheduler and is NOT CONTROL-M dependant. It also allows earlier versions of CONTROL-M (pre 6.3) to utilize the AIs. GSS Supplies a Configuration GUI that is used to store all sensitive application information such as system, user and password details. Passwords are encrypted and all application information is referenced by account name within the command line or GUI tabs.

Phase 2:
This phase involves the creation of an application specific GUI tab inside the CONTROL-M suite. It masks the command line from the end user and offers a host of application specific field entry validations, ensuring data integrity

AI for Databases

Benefits of using GSS AI Databases
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Reduced human errors Reduction in human resources required Cost reduction Accuracy Automating the database query execution Reliable Better Security for the database Both SQL Server & Window’s Authentication available DBA can manage more databases DBA can work with existing skill sets and less effort. Enables execution of queries over networks with access restrictions. Can restrict a user for particular database without revealing the database password. Schedules queries to run at a specific date and time or at regular intervals. The Scheduler is platform independent and works in multiple operating systems. Can perform DDL & DML Statements

GSS AI Databases
Most companies rely on at least one of the major Database platforms • Oracle • Microsoft SQL • My SQL • SYBASE • DB2 • PostgreSQL These databases can each be address from within shell scripts but this requires that the scripts be created and maintained by the customer and that sensitive information like Passwords must be stored in the scripts, visible by all who have access to the scheduler. If a system or password is changed, this information needs to be changed in each and every script.

Features Available
Oracle Select Create Insert
Update Delete Drop Truncate Stored Procedure Extended Stored Procedure DTS Package SSIS Table Watcher Job Monitor DBCC T-SQL Agent Jobs Script File Free Form

MSSQL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes

Sybase Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes

MySQL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes

DB2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes

PostgreSQL Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes Yes Yes

Supported OS and Databases
• Supported Operating Systems
– Windows 2000, XP and 2003 – Linux Redhat 4 and 5 – Solaris 10 on x86 Architecture

• Supported Database Server Versions
– – – – – – MS-SQL v7, 2000 and 2005 Sybase 15 MySQL 5.0 Oracle 8i & 10g DB2 9.0 PostgreSQL 8.3

Who benefits from the GSS AI Database?
• Database administrators
– Can focus on primary roles and not on scheduling and maintaining scripts

• Organization that have repeated database work
– Can use parameters to feed the batch process, repeating the same process flow for several databases without re-creating the logic

• Control-M Administrators
– Do not need a deep understanding of Database commands in order to schedule Database Batch Processes. – Intuitive design makes it easy to incorporate new applications with minimal training

• Managers
– Single location for the managing and reporting of all batch processing Enterprise wide

1 Create, Update and Delete accounts

1 Create, Update and Delete accounts


GSS AI Databases Architecture

XML Repository of Accounts Java Runtime Environment
2.1 Test the account existence 2.4 Connection Response 2.2 Gets database account information

2.3 Checking for the existence of database

Database Server

GSS AI Database – Data Flow
Control -M Desktop Utility
1. Job Details

Control -M Enterprise Manager
2. Job Details

Control -M Server
3. Job Details

5. Send Query

GSS Agent Database AI
6. Get Results 4. Gets Acco unt Details

Database Server

XML Repository of Accounts


GSS AI for Databases Install
• Receive Installation from GSS in ZIP format • Unpack ZIP to temporary location on a system where the BMC CONTROL-M Agent is installed • Verify JRE 1.5 or higher is installed • Start installation executable (Windows) or script (UNIX, Linux) ** For users of Enterprise Manager 6.3 or higher • Load the GUI Forms through CONTROL-M Desktop

GSS AI for Databases Install

Default: Installs to C:\program files\GSS America\GSS AI

Custom: Allows user to chose Path for installation


GSS AI for Databases configuration
Launch GSS AI DB Configuration

Select Database Tab

Select Database Type

GSS AI for Databases configuration
Account Management allows you to add, change, delete, and validate connections to your SQL Servers New: Create an Account Validate: Tests SQL Account

Change: Update existing Account

Delete: Delete existing Account

GSS AI for Databases configuration
Account Details enter specific information about the connection.

Selected Application: Type of SQL server Account Name: Unique name related to SQL connection Owner: Authorized Owner ID field Host: Hostname of the Database Server Type of Authentication (Only used with MSSQL)

Port Number: Port used to connect to the Database Server Database Name: Name of database to work with Username: SQL user (only used when using SQL Server Authentication) Password: SQL user’s password (only used when using SQL Server Authentication)

CONTROL-M Database Form
•Application specific GUI form for the BMC CONTROL-M suite •Masks the command line from end-users •Offers application-specific field validations •Ensures data integrity

Following Sysout is the output of Table Watcher command from the GSS AI Database forms

GSS Introduction
• GSS America was founded in 1999 and has since been a leading Global IT Services company focused on providing scalable and cost-effective solutions using global delivery model. Acquired Infospectrum Consulting in 2006 Certifications
– – – – CMMi Level 3 Certified ISO 9001 ISO 2000 ISMS 27001 India Dubai Kingdom of Saudi Arabia United States Singapore/Malaysia

• •

Global Footprint includes offices in:
– – – – –

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Annual Revenue of approx. 100 Million USD Staff of 1,000+ Globally

GSS America BMC Relationship
• • Elite BMC Partner Certified Services Provider

– Certified First Level Support – Certified Training Instructors – Conversion and Implementation Experts - Real Life Expertise
• • • BMC Technology Alliance Program

– BMC MarketZone Certified Product Offerings
Worldwide Presence Dedicated Support

– Level 1 – Managed Services
• Dedicated Development Team that creates custom CONTROL-M application enhancements and interfaces

GSS America BMC Products and Services
• Software – GSS America Application Interfaces – GSS Web – A tool which web enables the BMC Enterprise Manager GUI (much like Citrix) http://ctm2k3.gssamerica.com/gssweb – GSS Reporting Facility which provides over 75 customizable reports specific for the customer’s CONTROL-M environment. http://ctm2k3.gssamerica.com/ReportFacility Services – Level 1 Application Support – Control-M Upgrade / Migration – Control-M Training – Remote Infrastructure Managed Services Support


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