HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Scheduling process for the agent workstation hosting the r3batch access method

HCL Workload Automation launches jobs in SAP using HCL Workload Automation jobs defined to run on a supported agent workstation.

Supported agent workstations include:
  • dynamic agents
  • extended agents
  • IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS Agents
See Supported agent workstations for more details about these agent workstations.

The supported agent workstations use the access method, r3batch, to pass SAP job-specific information to predefined SAP instances. The access method uses information provided in an options file to connect and launch jobs on an SAP instance.

Multiple extended agent workstations can be defined to use the same host, by using multiple options entries or multiple options files. Using the SAP extended agent name as a key, r3batch uses the corresponding options file to determine which instance of SAP will run the job. It makes a copy of a template job in SAP and marks the job as "scheduled". It then monitors the job through to completion, writing job progress and status information to a job standard list on the host workstation.

On dynamic agent workstations, more than one options file can be associated to the workstation.

For more information about job management, refer to the HCL Workload Automation: User's Guide and Reference.

For more detailed information about configuration files on extended agents and dynamic agents, see Configuring the SAP R/3 access method.