HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Multiple domain network

Multiple domain networks are especially suited to companies that span multiple locations, departments, or business functions.

A multiple domain network consists of a master domain manager, any number of lower tier domain managers, and any number of agents in each domain. Agents communicate only with their domain managers, and domain managers communicate with their parent domain managers. The hierarchy of domains can go down to any number of levels.
Figure 1. Multiple domain topology
Diagram shows a multiple domain network

As Figure 1 illustrates, the master domain manager is located in Atlanta. The master domain manager contains the database files used to document the scheduling objects, and distributes the Symphony file to its agents and the domain managers in Denver and Los Angeles. The Denver and Los Angeles domain managers then distribute the Symphony file to their agents and subordinate domain managers in New York, Aurora, and Burbank. The master domain manager in Atlanta is responsible for broadcasting inter-domain information throughout the network.

All communication to and from the New York domain manager is routed through its parent domain manager in Denver. If there are schedules or jobs in the New York domain that are dependent on schedules or jobs in the Aurora domain, those dependencies are resolved by the Denver domain manager. Most inter-agent dependencies are handled locally by the lower tier domain managers, greatly reducing traffic on the network.