HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Basic concepts

A few basic concepts are necessary when you use the Application Lab.

You can use the Application Lab to create, run, schedule, and monitor a set of simple business processes that address specific needs, in a distributed environment.

A process is a sequence of steps where each step performs a specific action, such as running a query or posting a message into a message queue. A process can run in different ways, on demand, according to a scheduled time, or based on a specific event, using one or more triggers.

Processes that you create can be organized into categories in the Process Library. Processes are very versatile and can be run on any of the agent workstations listed in the Agents section. The agent workstations are dynamic agent workstations and each individual step in a process can be run on different agents, even if those agents have different operating systems.