Prerequisite steps to create job types with advanced options

How to define a new job definitions using the Dynamic Workload Console.

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Perform the following steps before you define and schedule job types with advanced options.


  1. Install a number of dynamic agents and add the Java run time

    To install dynamic agents, run the installation program. You can install the dynamic agents during the full installation of HCL Workload Automation or in a stand-alone installation of just the agent. During the installation, you have the option of adding the Java run time to run job types with advanced options, both those types supplied with the product and the additional types implemented through the custom plug-ins.

    Follow the installation wizard to complete the installation.

    See the section about installation options in Planning and Installation Guide for descriptions of the installation parameters and options.

  2. Organize the dynamic agents in pools and dynamic pools.

    Pools and dynamic pools help you organize the environment based on the availability of your workstations and the requirements of the jobs you plan to run.

    1. From the navigation toolbar, click Design > Workload Designer.
    2. Select an engine.
    3. Select the workstation type you want to create.
      • To create a pool, define the dynamic agents you want to add to the pool and the workload broker workstation where the pool is hosted.
      • To create a dynamic pool, specify the requirements that each dynamic agent must meet to be added to the dynamic pool.
  3. Grant the required authorization for defining job types with advanced options.

    The HCL Workload Automation administrator has to grant specific authorizations in the security file to allow the operators to create job types with advanced options.

    1. Navigate to the TWA_home/TWSdirectory from where the dumpsec and makesec commands must be run.
    2. Run the dumpsec command to decrypt the current security file into an editable configuration file.

      For more information, see the section about dumpsec in Administration Guide.

    3. Add display and run access to the workstation, as follows:
      • If the operation is performed on the HCL Workload Automation Connector, display and run access is required on the CPU corresponding to the workstation where the job is created.
      • If the operation is performed on the workstation where the job runs, display access is required on the workload broker workstation.

      For more information, see the section about configuring the security file in Administration Guide.

    4. Close any open conman user interfaces using the exit command.
    5. Stop any connectors on systems running Windows operating systems.
    6. Run the makesec command to encrypt the security file and apply the modifications.

      For more information, see the section about makesec in Administration Guide.

    7. If you are using local security, the file is immediately available on the workstation where it has been updated.
      1. If you are using a backup master domain manager, copy the file to it.
      2. Distribute the centralized file manually to all fault-tolerant agents in the network (not standard, extended, or broker agents), and store it in the TWA_home/TWS directory.
      3. Run JnextPlan to distribute the Symphony file that corresponds to the new security file.
  4. Define the job types with advanced options as described in Creating advanced job definitions.