Dynamic Workload Console

About this task

The Dynamic Workload Console is a Web-based user interface for:
  • HCL Workload Automation

It is the strategic user interface for the HCL Workload Automation suite of products and includes support for the latest functions and enhancements available with the scheduling engines.

The Dynamic Workload Console is a light, powerful and user-friendly single point of operational control for the entire scheduling network. It allows for single sign-on and authentication to one or many schedulers, is highly scalable, and provides real-time monitoring, management and reporting of enterprise workloads. It also greatly simplifies report creation and customization.

With Dynamic Workload Console you can:
  • Manage your workload to design objects in the database, handle plans, submit jobs or job streams, and monitor objects in the plan.
  • Design and control the topology of your scheduling environment, that is workstations and domains.
  • Define and run reports to gather historical data or details about your plans. You can also generate and run customized SQL reports.
  • Define and manage logical resources or groups of logical resources for use with dynamic scheduling.

You can access the Dynamic Workload Console from any computer in your environment using a web browser through both secure HTTPS or HTTP protocol.

The first and main actions you perform when you connect to the Dynamic Workload Console are:
Creating a connection to a scheduling engine (HCL Workload Automation)
You type the details (such as IP address, user name, and password) to access a scheduling engine, and, optionally, a database to operate with objects defined in plans or stored in the database. You can also define new scheduling objects 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.

Spicifying filtering criteria to manage scheduling 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.
The console provides also the following graphical views tools to manage your workload:
Graphical view (for modeling)
A graphical extension to the Workload Designer that shows graphical representations of job stream definitions in the database. It provides an intuitive way to create and maintain them.
Plan view (for monitoring)
A high-level representation of a plan of any type, showing a filtered set of job streams and their mutual dependencies.
Job stream view (for monitoring, troubleshooting, and impact analysis)
A expansible graphical representation of job streams and jobs in the plan. It provides a straightforward, multilevel analysis of how job and job stream completion affects plan progress and provides a direct way to work with jobs, job streams and their dependencies.
Preproduction plan view (for workload planning)
Contains job stream instances and job stream dependencies to be run during a specified time interval covered by the plan.
From each view, you can take actions on objects, view their properties, and easily switch between the views. Graphics can be exported to PNG and SVG files.