The BICsuite Run Program Part 6: Security Considerations and Conclusion

The BICsuite Run Program Part 6: Security Considerations and Conclusion
Although, as we’ve seen, the run program on itself is a powerful feature, it is not without risks. Code injectionis the appropriate keyword here. Just imagine a run program like the following has been configured: run program = /bin/bash -c "ls -l $DIRSPEC" And that DIRSPEC is a parameter of type parameter. That means that if someone has operating privilegesfor that job, that person is able ...
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That’s the Version 2.10

That’s the Version 2.10
With the new release 2.10, BICsuite and schedulix have become even more user-friendly. In Release 2.10 released on 21/05/04, these changes and additions have been made: Zope 4 / 5 Web GUIZope 4 / 5 based on Python 3 is now officially supported for the BICsuite / schedulix Web GUI. Zope 2 based on Python 2 is still supported but will be deprecated in the next release. Single Sign On with Act...
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Migration from enterprise scheduling systems to BICsuite

Migration from enterprise scheduling systems to BICsuite
High costs, poor support, missing features: there are many reasons for wanting to migrate an existing enterprise job scheduling system to the BICsuite Workload Automation System. A hurdle for the decision to migrate is often the uncertainty about how migration is possible during operation and how the process is designed. We answer these questions in the white paper on our migration method. Th...
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Dependency resolution and ambiguous dependencies

Dependency resolution and ambiguous dependencies
Under certain circumstances, the submission of a batch or job to BICsuite or schedulix is prevented with the error message "Ambigous resolution". In this article we will show you how this error message can occur and how you can define dependencies so that they can be clearly and unambiguously processed in your Workload Automation System. Example 1 Let’s start with a very simple example. S...
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Complex scheduling problems

Complex scheduling problems
We love challenges and invite you to test us. Our timescheduling functionality is extremely powerful due to the possibility of and / or connection, which is why we ask our customers and partners to challenge us from time to time. John's Challenge: "I want a job that usually runs on the 5th of every month to run only if it's a working day. If the 5th falls on a public holiday or on the weeke...
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Tutorial 10: New calendar features for timescheduling

Tutorial 10: New calendar features for timescheduling
In that video tutorial we demonstrate some of the new timescheduling features of BICsuite and schedulix. We are assuming that our company has branches in Hamburg, Berlin and Munich. As well as the national holidays, each branch has its own public holidays. A job should only run if all the branches are working, that is if there are no public holidays in any of the federal states. We schedule a seco...
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That’s the new Version 2.9

That’s the new Version 2.9
We are very pleased to announce the new version 2.9 of BICsuite and schedulix. In addition to the already very powerful features of earlier versions, in this release we have paid particular attention to make the operation in some issues even more efficient and flexible. Here are the most important innovations: GUI shell:Although most BICsuite and schedulix tasks are solved with the graphical u...
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Relieving backlog situations after maintenance work and system outages

Relieving backlog situations after maintenance work and system outages
Following maintenance work on the server and system outages, backlogs with resource bottlenecks inevitably occur in the workload automation that need to be resolved as quickly as possible. In a backlog situation, the operator team has to take the necessary measures to maintain production operations, and to be able to return to normal operation as quickly as possible. In doing so, key or critical b...
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Tutorial 9: More time scheduling options

Tutorial 9: More time scheduling options
In that video we execute time scheduled jobs on specific days by changing the master schedules that we created in video tutorial number 8. The Munich job should run every Friday. The New York job has to run on the last Friday of the month, and the Tokyo job should only run when Friday falls on a 13th. More videos about the BICsuite scheduling system Explore the BICsuite-highlight...
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