HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Job plug-ins to extend workload scheduling capabilities

A wide variety of out-of-the-box adaptors or plug-ins are provided to integrate your business processes. The job plug-ins allow you to orchestrate Enterprise Resource Planning and Business Intelligence solutions (PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business, Informatica PowerCenter, Salesforce) and other business related systems. New applications are added to your organization all the time. By integrating them into your existing HCL Workload Automation environment you save time in getting skilled on new applications because you can administer them just like any of your existing jobs.

By extending the concept of jobs and workload scheduling to other applications you can continue to define jobs for your business process, add them to job streams, submit them to run according to schedule, and then monitor any exceptions all from a single entry point. The job plug-ins require an HCL Workload Automation dynamic agent, IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agent (z-centric), or both. For more information, see Supported agent workstations.

The following sections provide an overview of creating job definitions and job streams, submitting them to run, monitoring them, and then analyzing the job log and job output. These procedures can be applied to any of the supported job plug-ins.

For information about the supported versions of the job plug-ins, generate a dynamic Data Integration report from the IBM® Software Product Compatibility Reports web site, and select the Supported Software tab: Data Integration.

Tip: Many of the HCL Workload Automation job plug-ins are illustrated in helpful, how-to demonstrations videos available on the Workload Automation YouTube channel.