HCL Workload Automation, Version 9.4

First actions

Some first actions that need to be performed when connecting to the Dynamic Workload Console.

The first and main actions you perform when you connect to the Dynamic Workload Console.
Creating a connection to an HCL Workload Automation engine
You type the details (such as IP address, user name, and password) to access an HCL Workload Automation engine, and, optionally, a database to operate with objects defined in plans or stored in the database. From the Dynamic Workload Console you can access the current plan, a trial plan, a forecast plan, or an archived plan for the distributed environment or the current plan for the z/OS®® environment. You might want to access the database to perform actions against objects stored in it or generate reports showing historical or statistical data. In addition, working both on the database and on plans, you can create and run event rules to define and trigger actions that you want to run in response to events occurring on HCL Workload Automation nodes.
Defining a scheduling environment
You define your HCL Workload Automation network. You create workstation definitions on the database representing the physical machines or computer systems on which your workload is scheduled to run. The HCL Workload Automation network is made up of the workstations where job and job stream processing occurs. When you design your network, you assign roles to these workstations to suit your specific business requirements. You can design your network with multiple domains, to divide control of a large network into smaller manageable groups. A typical HCL Workload Automation network consists of a workstation acting as a master domain manager and at least one domain. See Creating and managing engine connections , section about Creating and managing engine connections.
Defining scheduling objects in the database
You define your workload, which consists of jobs that are concatenated in job streams. Then, you specify the calendars and run cycles according to which job streams must run. Moreover, you define possible dependencies to condition the workload processing. All these definitions can be done within the Workload Designer. See Designing your Workload , section about Designing your Workload.
Creating tasks to manage HCL Workload Automation objects in the plan
You specify some filtering criteria to query a list of scheduling objects whose attributes satisfy the criteria you specified. Starting from this list, you can navigate and modify the content of the plan, switching between objects, opening more lists, and accessing other plans or other HCL Workload Automation environments. See Monitoring your Workload , section about Monitoring your Workload.
Creating a connection to a Dynamic Workload Broker scheduling environment
You type the details (such as IP address, user name, password, and port) to access a dynamic workload broker workstation. Specify if you want to work in a secure HTTPS or HTTP protocol. After creating the connection, by opening the tracking computer you can view status and details of broker workstations, and define resources and dynamic jobs. For more details about dynamic scheduling, see .