Difference bew CA-7, CA-11 and Jobtrac tools

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Difference bew CA-7, CA-11 and Jobtrac tools

Postby naveenkumar sudha » Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:33 pm

Hi All,

I am new to scheduling related stuff and i was asked to work on ca-jobtrac.
Please let me know the difference between CA-7, CA-11 and jobtrac tools.

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Re: Difference between CA-7,CA-11 and jobtrac tools

Postby dick scherrer » Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:30 am


Your question is too broad for a forum reply. All 3 are large products with many details/specifics.

Suggest you review the material available on the CA web site. . .

After reviewing what CA has to say, post anything you find that is not clear and your doubt about it.
Hope this helps,
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Re: Difference between CA-7,CA-11 and jobtrac tools

Postby naveenkumar sudha » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:55 pm

Hi Dick,

I just want the basic difference.. not upto system level or specifications level...

Basic differecne.

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Re: Difference between CA-7,CA-11 and jobtrac tools

Postby enrico-sorichetti » Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:17 pm

start from
and searching for ca-7, ca-11 and jobtrac
You will find the flyers with a short product description
When I tell somebody to RTFM or STFW I usually have the page open in another tab/window of my browser,
so that I am sure that the information requested can be reached with a very small effort
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Re: Difference between CA-7,CA-11 and jobtrac tools

Postby vinod85.ibm » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:59 am


Ca7 is for Mainframe Job scheduling

CA11 - For step tracking of mainframe jobs that run via CA7

CA1 - Tape management system.

CA-7 is a Production control system. It’s an online, real-time, interactive system which Automatically controls, schedules jobs based on the Date and Time, job dependencies and Available resources.

CA-7 is our automated job scheduler. Jobs can be scheduled to run and manipulate in a variety of ways . Two common terms that have caused confusion are “job triggering” and “job dependency”. A job dependency is a job that must complete before the job waiting in the queue can run. Upon successful completion of the preceding job, the job waiting in the queue will be submitted. However, if the dependent job does not complete successfully, the job dependency will not be posted. Also, the terms “force complete” and “cancel” both mean to remove a job from the CA-7 queue. But the results are completely different.

A job is forced complete when it returns an acceptable condition code, or when it does not require an immediate remedy, and the job stream can continue. Forcing a job complete tells CA-7 to treat the job as having completed successfully, and to continue processing. Any dependencies of this job on other jobs will be posted, and any job triggering by this job will be done. Canceling a job from the queue does just the opposite. The job will be removed from the CA-7 queue, but no job triggering will be done, and any dependencies of this job on others will not be posted. This command is used to stop a job stream.

In other words - CA-7 is Scheduling Software, which distribute or centralize job submission, management and monitoring as you choose and simplify job management by automating as much as possible and provides a simple-to-use interface to manage your environment. CA-7 is sold by CA Technologies.

It is commonly used by banks and other large enterprises with IBM mainframe IT computing platforms. In 1987, Computer Associates took ownership of the product when it acquired its archival, UCCEL Corporation. CA subsequently renamed it from UCC-7 to CA-7.

CA-11 is an Automated Rerun and Tracking System. It can be used as an effective management tool in a production environment and as an invaluable tool in a test environment. The objective of CA-11 is to improve resource use and productivity of the Data Center. CA-11 is designed to perform as a Run Handler, and as a Job Tracking System or a combination of both.

There are two types of job execution:

1. Production Run – which is the initial execution of a job.
2. Rerun – which is considered to be an extension or continuation of a production run.

The Run Handler provides the means for automatically handling all MVS catalog maintenance, dataset maintenance, and GDG bias adjustments for job reruns and restarts. It handles step restarts as easily as complete job reruns. The use of step restarts by CA-11, as opposed to complete reruns, and the reduction of reruns greatly improves the productivity of the data center.

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