HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Installing agents

How to install an HCL Workload Automation fault-tolerant agent or dynamic agent in your distributed or end-to-end network by using the twsinst script.

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When you install a fault-tolerant agent, also the remote command line client is installed.

Use only the twsinst script to install agents. If you are installing a dynamic agent, you can optionally add the Java™ run time which is needed to run job types with advanced options, and to configure a gateway to open communication with the dynamic workload broker.

When you install a dynamic or a fault-tolerant agent, also the following access methods, that extend the job scheduling capabilities of HCL Workload Automation to other software products, are installed:
To run and monitor PeopleSoft jobs from the HCL Workload Automation environment.
To create, schedule, and control SAP jobs by using the job scheduling features of HCL Workload Automation.
To define and schedule jobs that run in a z/OS environment with JES2, JES3, or IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS
See Scheduling Applications with HCL Workload Automation for details on configuring and using the access methods.
Important: The access methods are installed with HCL Workload Automation but, to be entitled to their use, you must purchase a separate chargeable component beside HCL Workload Automation or IBM Workload Scheduler for z/OS agents. Ask your HCL representative for details.
During each step of the installation process, the twsinst script creates files in the installation directory that you specified in the command. If you do not specify an installation directory in the -inst_dir option in the command, the script creates files in the following directories:
On Windows operating systems
On UNIX operating systems
Where <TWS_USER> is the user for which you are installing the HCL Workload Automation instance that you specify in the command.

The dynamic agent installation process automatically adds the workstation definition to the database and registers the workstation definition to the dynamic workload broker installed on the master domain manager or the dynamic domain manager that you specify during the installation process.

You can organize dynamic agents in pools to help organize your environment based on the availability of workstations and the requirements of the jobs to be run. Normally, when you create a pool, you add the dynamic agents to a workstation definition of type pool.

Start of changeYou can also register an agent with a pool by directly editing the pools.properties file located in <TWS_home>/ITA/cpa/config. See Automatically register agents to pools for more details. See the topic about automatically registering agents to a pool in the Planning and Installation Guide.End of change