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ETTRIDA002 - iDash Administrators Course

Course Duration

1 day

Course Description

This one day course covers the administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of CA Workload Automation iDash - known as iDash.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for those responsible for the administration of CA Workload Automation iDash.

Key Skills

After completing this course you will gain a solid understanding of the architecture and components of iDash. You will be able to effectively manage an iDash installation.

Course Outline

  1. Overview
    • What is iDash? - Product Overview and Purpose
    • Acronyms and Terms Used
    • Product Architecture
    • Supported Platforms and Databases
  2. iDash Components
    • How iDash Is Implemented
    • The iDash Server Application
    • The iDash Server Database
    • The iDash GUI
    • The iDash CLI
  3. iDash and AutoSys(AE)
    • Connecting iDash to AutoSys(AE)
    • Real Time Information
    • Historical Information and Data Loading
  4. Configuration
    • iDash Server Configuration Parameters
    • AutoSys(AE) Instance Configuration Parameters
    • MOTD
    • User Commands
    • SLA Parameters
  5. Security
    • iDash Security Types
    • iDash and EEM Security
    • GUI Authentication
    • CLI Authentication
    • Audit Reporting
    • iDash User Types
    • User Security Set Up and Filters
  6. High Availability (HA)
    • iDash Application HA
    • iDash Database HA
    • Failover, Recovery
  7. Maintenance
    • iDash Database Maintenance
    • iDash Log Files and Cleaning Up
  8. Wrap Up
    • Review of Topics Covered
    • Q and A

Course Pre Requisites

Previous knowledge of AutoSys(AE) is required.

Any previous knowledge of a tool like iDash is advantageous.

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Daniel Chidgey

Daniel Chidgey

Course Instructor

Daniel is a CA Certified AutoSys Subject Matter Expert. He has specialised in CA Workload Automation consultancy since 2009, regularly representing CA Technologies as a Senior Services Consultant and Education Instructor. A regular guest speaker at the UK AutoSys User Groups since 2012, Dan has presented on varied topics including AutoSys Upgrade Strategies, Managing Service Level Agreements and Software Development Lifecycle Management. Dan has in-depth knowledge of AutoSys r11.0, r11.3, r11.3.5 and r11.3.6 and is a committed contributor to CA's AutoSys, WCC, EEM and iDash Beta programmes. Dan is responsible for co-writing Extra Technology's Education Courses. He also produces and scripts Extra Technology’s ‘How To’ videos.

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