HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

Creating logical resources

Using the Dynamic Workload Console, you can define logical resources and resource groups for workstations with properties that are not discovered with a system scan. You create a logical resource specifying the characteristics of the resource that are required to run jobs.

About this task

To create a logical resource, perform the following steps:


  1. In the Dynamic Workload Broker navigation tree, expand Administration and click Create Logical Resources on Broker. The wizard helps you create a new resource and add it to computers in your environment.
  2. In the General Properties page, define the general properties for the logical resource:
    1. In the Name field, type the name to be assigned to the logical resource. This field is required. The name must start with an alphabetical character, and can contain underscore symbols ( _ ), minus symbols (-), and periods (.). Spaces, special characters, accented characters are not supported.
    2. In the Type field, type a meaningful name for the logical resource type. For example, if the logical resource describes DB2® applications, you might call the resource DB2. The name must start with an alphabetical character, and can contain underscore symbols ( _ ), minus symbols (-), and periods (.). Spaces, special characters, accented characters are not supported.
    3. In the Quantity field, specify a value that represents the availability of the logical resource. For example, if the resource consists in a license server, you can specify the number of licenses available on the server for a product. This field is optional.
    4. Select the Set as Offline check box to mark the resource as not available. You can subsequently change the resource status by expanding Scheduling Environment and selecting Logical Resources. You can then search for a resource and modify the status.
    5. Click the Next button to proceed.
  3. In the Computer Search Criteria page, specify the criteria for searching the computers to be added to the logical resource. In this page, you can either perform a search on all computers available in the HCL Workload Automation environment or you can search for specific computers. To search on all available computers, leave all fields blank. As an alternative, you can specify one or more of the search criteria listed below. The search criteria are cumulative; each additional information you specify further refines the search:
    • In the Host Name field, specify the host name of a computer. Wildcards are supported. The search is performed on computers with the specified host name or section of the host name. For example, if you enter test* in the Host name field, the test1 and testing host names are returned.
    • In the Logical resources already on the computer area, specify the name and type of logical resources already present on the computer, if any. In the Name field, specify the logical resource name and in the Type field specify the logical resource type. Wildcards are supported.
    • In the Availability area, specify whether the computer is:
      The computer is available and can be assigned jobs.
      The computer is not available. The network might be down or the computer might be switched off.
    • In the Status area, define the status of the specified computer.
      The computer is online.
      The computer is offline. The administrator might have set the computer offline for maintenance purposes.
    • In the Hardware Characteristics area, specify the number of processors available on the computer:
      Single processor
      The computer contains one processor.
      Double processor
      The computer contains two processors.
      Multi processor
      The computer contains three or more processors.
    • In the Operating System area, specify the operating system installed on the computers for which you want to search. The search is performed only for computers with the selected operating systems. Available operating systems are:
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • AIX®
      • Oracle Solaris
      • HP-UX
      • zOS
      • IBM i
    The results of the search are displayed in the Computer Search Results pages.
  4. In the Computer Search Results page, you specify to which computers you want to add the logical resource you are creating. Your selections are displayed in the Summary page.
  5. In the Summary page, you can optionally remove the selected computer from the logical resource you are defining. Click Finish to save the logical resource.


The logical resource has been created and can be accessed using the System Status and Health > Monitor Logical Resources on Broker task. You can perform the following operations using this task:
  • Set the online or offline status of the logical resource.
  • Delete the logical resource.
  • Edit the logical resource specifications, including the computers where the logical resource is located, the online or offline status of the computers, and the logical resource name, unless the logical resource was imported from the Change and Configuration Management Database. A Change and Configuration Management Database logical resource can be identified in the table of logical resources by the value CCMDB in the Owner column.