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CA Workload Automation Agents R11.5-0000
General Availability Announcement 

Date:   September 13, 2019

To: CA Workload Automation Agent Customers
From: The CA Technologies CA Workload Automation Agent Product Team
Subject: General Availability Announcement for CA Workload Automation Agent 

On behalf of CA Technologies, a Broadcom Company, we appreciate your business and the opportunity to provide you with high-quality, innovative software and services. As part of our ongoing commitment to customer success, we regularly release updated versions of our products. Today, we are pleased to announce that CA Workload Automation Agent R11.5 is now available. 

New features for CA Workload Automation Agent R11.5 include: 

  • Enhanced security – Agent now provides the ability to restrict the use of a cryptkey.txt to a particular machine, to specify the owner and group accounts for installed files on UNIX and to restrict the access to the cryptkey.txt file to just owner and group on UNIX platforms.
  • Enhanced log administration – you can now specify the maximum length that an individual log message may be before having the message truncated.
  • Improvements to file scanning – A new file monitoring algorithm has been implemented to improve performance for File Watcher/File Trigger jobs.
  • CPU monitoring on multiple CPU machines without manually setting scalefactor – Agent checks for the number of CPUs on the machine dynamically whenever it calculates the machine CPU utilization and will report the CPU usage based off the load average by default. The workload automation engines no longer require manual configuration of the objmon.cpu.scalefactor setting for accurate CPU information.
  • Support for AdoptOpenJRE – On platforms where the agent install provided its own bundled Java runtime (Windows, Linux), there is now an option to install the bundled Java runtime (AdoptOpenJRE8) or specify an alternate Java runtime like Oracle JRE.
  • New OS and Platform support – Agent is now certified on Windows 2019, SuSe Linux 15 and RHEL Linux 8 OS platforms and PeopleSoft PeopleTools 8.57.

This release includes all maintenance published prior to this update. By installing this release, you ensure that your systems are current on maintenance. 

We also encourage you to visit the CA Workload Automation Agent product information page on the CA Support portal at https://casupport.broadcom.com/ and DocOps.ca.com

You can download your copy of CA Workload Automation Agent R11.5 online at https://casupport.broadcom.com/ where you can also utilize CA’s case management system. To install your product, follow the installation procedures for your product at DocOps.ca.com. If you have any questions or require assistance, contact CA Customer Care online at http://www.ca.com/us/customercare.aspx.

Should you need any assistance in understanding these new features, or implementing this latest release, our implementation services partners can help. Please contact your CA account representative for more information on how they can help. To connect, learn, and share with other customers, join and participate in our CA Workload Automation Agent CA Community at https://community.broadcom.com/home.

For a list of Education courses recommended by role, please visit the CA Learning Paths and select the desired product. We update courses based on functional impact as well as high-demand; therefore, courses created from previous releases may apply to the current release. 

Please review the CA End of Service/End of Life Policy within the Working with CA Support guide available at https://casupport.broadcom.com/ by navigating to the Support Policies link.

Thank you again for your business.