HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4


Learn about plug-ins and access methods and how you can use them to extend HCL Workload Automation scheduling capabilities to external applications and systems.

You can extend job scheduling capabilities with HCL Workload Automation plug-ins to external applications to take advantage of all the HCL Workload Automation functions to manage the operations and tasks performed by the external applications.

The plug-ins are:
Table 1. Job plug-ins
Job Plug-in More information
Amazon EC2 Amazon EC2 jobs
Apache Oozie Apache Oozie jobs
Apache Spark Apache Spark jobs
IBM BigInsights IBM BigInsights jobs
IBM Cloudant IBM Cloudant jobs
IBM Cognos IBM Cognos jobs
IBM InfoSphere DataStage IBM InfoSphere DataStage jobs
IBM Sterling Connect:Direct IBM Sterling Connect:Direct jobs
IBM WebSphere MQ IBM WebSphere MQ jobs
IBM SoftLayer IBM SoftLayer jobs
Hadoop Distributed File System Hadoop Distributed File System jobs
Hadoop Map Reduce Hadoop Map Reduce jobs
Informatica PowerCenter Informatica PowerCenter jobs
Microsoft Azure Microsoft Azure jobs
Oracle E-Business Suite Oracle E-Business Suite jobs
Salesforce Salesforce jobs
SAP BusinessObjects BI SAP BusinessObjects BI jobs
SAP PI Channel SAP Process Integration (PI) Channel jobs
You can use access methods to extend the job scheduling capabilities of HCL Workload Automation to other systems and applications. Access methods run on:
  • Extended agents to extend static scheduling capability.
  • Dynamic agents and IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agents to extend dynamic scheduling capability.
For more details about which workstations can run the access methods, see Supported agent workstations.
An access method interacts with the external system through either its command line or the Dynamic Workload Console. HCL Workload Automation includes the following access methods:
Table 2. Access methods
Access Method More information
SAP R/3 (r3batch) Configuring the SAP R/3 environment
PeopleSoft (psagent) Access method for PeopleSoft
z/OS® (mvsjes and mvsopc) Access method for z/OS