HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Role of the scheduling manager as the focal point

About this task

HCL Workload Automation makes it possible for the scheduling manager to maintain current and future production processing across your enterprise. The portfolio benefits the scheduling manager in the following ways:
  • Automatically scheduling all production workload activities.
  • Automatically resolving the complexity of production workload dependencies and driving the work in the most efficient way.
  • Supporting the simulation of future workloads on the system. The scheduling manager can evaluate, in advance, the effect of changes in production workload volumes or processing resources.
  • Giving a real-time view of the status of work as it flows through the system so that the scheduling manager can quickly:
    • Respond to customer queries about the status of their work
    • Identify problems in the workload processing.
  • Providing facilities for manual intervention.
  • Managing many workload problems automatically. The production-workload-restart facilities, hot standby, automatic recovery of jobs and started tasks, and data set cleanup provide the scheduling manager with comprehensive error-management and disaster-management facilities.
  • Providing a log of changes to the production workload data through the audit-trail facility. This assists the scheduling manager in resolving problems caused by user errors.
  • Managing hard-to-plan work.