HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Running event-driven workload automation

Event-driven workload automation (EDWA) addresses on-demand workload automation in addition to plan-based job scheduling.

Use this optional feature to set up and run rules that perform predefined actions in response to particular events occurring on your agents. Your organization can benefit from using this feature by adding on-demand workload automation to plan-based job scheduling, gaining savings in time and resources.

Event-driven workload automation is based on the concept of event rule. In HCL Workload Automation an event rule is a scheduling object and is made up of events, event-correlating conditions, and actions. When you define an event rule, you specify one or more events, a correlation rule, and one or more actions that are triggered by those events. Moreover, you can specify validity dates, a daily time interval of activity, and a common time zone for all the time restrictions that are set.

Using event-driven workload automation you can carry out a predefined set of actions in response to events that occur in environments.

You can set up event rules to:
  • Activity impacting a data set, when the SMF writes a record that traces the closure of one of the following types of file:
    • Data set
    • GDG file
    • VSAM cluster
  • HFS or ZFS file changes.