HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Prerequisites

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The following are prerequisites for the correct setup of HCL Workload Automation on the cluster:
Windows Cluster Server
A fully configured, up and running Windows Cluster Server must be ready.
A configured File Server Service for Windows 2008
The File Server Service is a service containing at least the virtual IP address resource, the network name resource, and the physical disk resource. The Cluster File Server resource can contain other application resources, not only HCL Workload Automation ones.
To create the File Server Service, you can use the Failover Cluster Manager console. You must do the following:
  • Create the File Server
  • Associate the static IP address to the File Server Resource
  • Add the Shared Disk to the File Server Resource created
  • The system automatically adds to the File Server Resource the Network Name Resource with the same name

See the Windows documentation for more details.

A configured Role for Windows 2012
A Role, formerly called File Server Service, contains at least the virtual IP address resource, the network name resource, and the physical disk resource. The Role can contain other application resources, not only HCL Workload Automation ones.
To create a File Server Role with type General Use, you can use the Failover Cluster Manager console. You must do the following:
  • Create the File Server Role
  • Associate the static IP address to the File Server Role
  • Add the Shared Disk to the File Server Role created
  • The system automatically adds to the File Server Role the Network Name Resource with the same name

See the Windows documentation for more details.

A Domain Administrator user
A Domain Administrator user ready to use (the user should belong to the Administrator group of all the nodes of the cluster) and password.
A domain user
Specify a domain user as an HCL Workload Automation user during the installation. If a valid domain is not specified, a local user is created by default.
Grant access rights to Cluster Administrator
Verify that the cluster administrator account has the following right: Replace a process level token. To add this right to the Cluster Administrator account open Control Panel → Administrative Tools → Local Security Policy → Local Policies → User Rights Assignment and add the Cluster Administrator user account to the Replace a process level token security policy list. This right is required to enable the Cluster Administrator to act as the HCL Workload Automation user. In this way the HCL Workload Automation custom resource that runs with the rights of the Cluster Administrator user, is able to stop, start, and link HCL Workload Automation. Restart the cluster nodes to have this change take effect. This operation is required only the first time you configure HCL Workload Automation to work in the Windows cluster environments.
Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86 or x64) on other cluster nodes
All nodes in the cluster must be able to support the use of C++. This is achieved on a given node by installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86 or x64). The installation of the HCL Workload Automation cluster enabler installs this package on the node where the enabler is installed, but to allow you to switch to the other nodes in the cluster, the package must be installed on them, too.

Follow this procedure:

  1. Either download the Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) or the Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x64) from Microsoft Download Center website or go to http://www.microsoft.com and search for the package by name. Download the package file (vcredist_x86.exe or vcredist_x64.exe)
  2. Copy the package to each node in the Cluster Virtual Server Group:
  3. On each node in the group (other than the one where you install the cluster enabler), do the following:
    1. Log on as Domain Administrator
    2. Run vcredist_x86.exe or vcredist_x64.exe