Stonebranch Universal Automation Center Review

The easy-to-use interface gives access to the shell environment of the target system


What is our primary use case?

Universal Agent is used as a distributed scheduling agent with IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS. It's used in different environments (development, production) for scheduling jobs on open systems.

How has it helped my organization?

Universal Agent and its infrastructure make it very easy to schedule jobs on every system using one scheduler.

What is most valuable?

  • Universal Agent runs very stable and just needs very less maintenance. 
  • The easy-to-use interface gives access to the shell environment of the target system.

What needs improvement?

  • A migration tool for encrypted username/password to use the new keystore feature.
  • Enabling proxy certificates for IBM's System SSL would be great.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It runs very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is easy to scale the environment by adding new clients to the server pool. However, you have to do some manual work.

How is customer service and technical support?

In most cases, the customer service replies in less than one working day.

How was the initial setup?

Setting it up for your environment and security concepts needs advanced knowledge about the basics.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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