HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Work across firewalls

About this task

For previous versions of HCL Workload Automation, running the commands to start or stop a workstation or to get the standard list required opening a direct TCP/IP connection between the originator and the destination nodes. In a firewall environment, this forces users to break the firewall to open a direct communication path between the master and each fault-tolerant agent in the network.

HCL Workload Automation provides a configurable attribute, named behindfirewall, in the workstation's definition in the database. You can set this attribute to ON to indicate that a firewall exists between that particular workstation and its domain manager, and that the link between the domain manager and the workstation (which can be another domain manager) is the only allowed link between the domains.

Also, for all the workstations having this attribute set to ON, the commands to start or stop the workstation or to get the standard list will be transmitted through the domain hierarchy instead of opening a direct connection between the master (or domain manager) and the workstation.