Control-M for Snowflake

Snowflake is a cloud computing platform that you can use for data storage, processing, and analysis.

Control-M for Snowflake enables you to do the following:

  • Connect to any Snowflake platform from a single computer with secure login, which eliminates the need to provide authentication.
  • Integrate Snowflake jobs with other Control-M jobs into a single scheduling environment.
  • Monitor the Snowflake job status and view the results in the Monitoring domain.
  • Attach an SLA job to your entire Snowflake service.
  • Introduce all Control-M capabilities to Snowflake, including advanced scheduling criteria, complex dependencies, quantitative and control resources, and variables.
  • Run 50 Snowflake jobs simultaneously per Control-M/Agent.

Setting up the API Connection with Snowflake

To set up the API connection with Snowflake and enable the use of the Control-M for Snowflake plug-in, you must perform several setup tasks, as described in Setting Up a Snowflake API Connection.

Setting up Control-M for Snowflake

This procedure describes how to install the Snowflake plug-in or the Snowflake IdP plug-in, create a connection profile, and define a Snowflake 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 of Control-M for Snowflake, which uses token-based authentication, use the provision image command:
      • Linux: ctm provision image SNF_plugin.Linux
      • Windows: ctm provision image SNF_plugin.Windows
    • For a fresh installation of Control-M for Snowflake IdP, which authenticates using an Identity Provider (IdP), use the provision image command:
      • Linux: ctm provision image SFI_plugin.Linux
      • Windows: ctm provision image SFI_plugin.Windows
    • For an upgrade, use the following command:
      ctm provision agent::update
  3. Create a Snowflake connection profile in Helix Control-M or Automation API, as follows:
  4. Define a Snowflake job in Helix Control-M 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 Snowflake is SNF092022, and for Snowflake IdP it is SFI122022.

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