Control-M for Micro Focus

Micro Focus Windows enables you to run Job Control Language (JCL) files on mainframe environments on Windows.

Control-M for Micro Focus Windows enables you to do the following:

  • Connect to any Micro Focus endpoint from a single computer with secure login, which eliminates the need to provide authentication.
  • Integrate Micro Focus jobs with other Control-M jobs into a single scheduling environment.
  • Execute JCL job streams in Micro Focus JES via the Micro Focus Batch Scheduler Integration JCL (MFBSIJCL) utility, add the SYSOUT to output, and re-execute JCL job streams from (and to) specific steps that you define.
  • Monitor the status, results, and output of Micro Focus jobs in the Monitoring domain.
  • Attach an SLA job to your Micro Focus jobs.
  • Introduce all Control-M capabilities to Control-M for Micro Focus including advanced scheduling criteria, complex dependencies, Resource Pools, Lock Resources, and variables.
  • Run 50 Micro Focus jobs simultaneously per Agent.

Setting up Control-M for Micro Focus

This procedure describes how to install the Micro Focus plug-in, create a connection profile, and define a Micro Focus job in Helix Control-M and Automation API.

Before you Begin

  • Verify that Automation API is installed, as described in Setting up the API.
  • Verify that Agent version or later is installed.


  1. On the Agent host, set the Java environment variable by running one of the following commands through a command line:
    • Linux:
      • Bourne shell/bash: export BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME=<java_11_directory>
      • csh/tcsh: setenv BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME <java_11_directory>
    • Windows:  set BMC_INST_JAVA_HOME="<java_11_directory>"
  2. Run one of the following API commands:
    • For a fresh installation, use the provision image command:
      • Linux:  ctm provision image MFL_plugin.Linux
      • Windows: ctm provision image MFW_plugin.Windows
    • For an upgrade, use the following command:
      ctm provision agent::update
  3. Create a Micro Focus connection profile in Helix Control-M or Automation API, as follows:
  4. Define a Micro Focus job in Helix Control- or Automation API, as follows:


To remove this plug-in from an Agent, follow the instructions in Removing a Plug-in. The plug-in ID for Linux is MFL022023, and the plug-in ID for Windows is MFW022023.

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