HCL Workload Automation events now logged for monitoring tools

Increasing observability for HCL Workload Automation events

You can now monitor the availability of your infrastructure and services, monitor performance, and analyze bottlenecks. HCL Workload Automation features an improved mechanism for monitoring and auditing events. The monitoring engine generates a .json file containing all WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base events, a file which is consumable by all applications using .json and meeting the OpenMetrics standard, for example AI Data Advisor (AIDA), Splunk and Fluentd.

By further analyzing these values through a data analytics tool, such as AI Data Advisor (AIDA), you detect anomalies and anticipate failure or degradations. For more information about AIDA and how to use it, see AI Data Advisor (AIDA) User's Guide.

You can also install Instana and monitor the whole infrastructure, both on-premises and cloud, on which you have installed HCL Workload Automation.

On the cloud side, within the server and agent containers you have a number of sidecar containers which monitor .json log files. On the on-premises side, you can feed your monitoring tool the .json log files and monitor WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base in your environment by creating custom dashboards in the monitoring tool.

This enhancement grants an immediate deep dive into events generated in the HCL Workload Automation environment.

For more information about the metrics HCL Workload Automation exposes, see Monitoring HCL Workload Automation.

To enable logging in .json format, add the JSON and JSON_NO_UTF8 keys, depending on the output format you require, in the BmEvents.conf file. For more information, see The BmEvents configuration file.

You can also find more information in the video Get your focus right with observability!