HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4


Job status retrieval and job monitoring tasks are run by HCL Workload Automation, but you can configure and view them from the Solution Manager Job Documentation and Monitoring views. In Solution Manager to monitor a job you must configure a Business project monitoring object (BPmon). When monitoring data is requested for a job, Solution Manager through the SMSE adapter requests HCL Workload Automation for updates on the job status, logs, alerts.

To view the status of a job in the Solution Manager Job Documentation view, provided you selected the Status message check box in the Scheduling page, follow these steps:
  1. Open the job documentation view for the job.
  2. Select the Systems and the Scheduling tabs.
  3. In the Scheduling page select the External Log button.

    The job log is displayed in a pop-up window.

  4. Select the Refresh button of the External Job Status field in the Scheduling page.

    The current status of the job is displayed in the field.

To configure monitoring for a scheduled job with the Status message check box selected, go to the Job Management Work Center panel of Solution Manager and open the Job Documentation view related to the job. There, select the Systems tab and in the ensuing page select Monitoring.
  1. In the Job Identification section of the Monitoring Configuration window, input all mandatory fields and check the SMSE Push option.
  2. Select the Alert Configuration tab and configure alerts to your convenience.
  3. Fill in the mandatory fields in the Notification and Monitoring Activities tabs.
  4. Select the Generate and Activate buttons on top to save and activate the monitoring object.
With the Push mechanism HCL Workload Automation forwards to Solution Manager the status changes that a job instance undergoes until it reaches a final status such as complete, canceled, error, or killed. HCL Workload Automation also forwards the following scheduling time information for the job instance:
  • Estimated duration
  • Actual start
  • Actual completion
On the basis of this information, and according to the alert configuration you specified in the Alert Configuration pane, Solution Manager triggers these alerts when any of the thresholds you specified are reached or exceeded. This grants you the means to keep the execution of your workload under control.
To view the alerts for a monitored job, select the Monitoring view in the Job Management Work Center:
  1. Select the monitoring object for the job in the Job Monitoring Standard view.
  2. Refresh the alert list table after some monitoring period.