HCL Workload Automation user interfaces

A combination of graphical and command-line and API interface programs are provided to work with HCL Workload Automation. In particular, the command-line interface is available for certain advanced features which are not available in the graphical user interface. The available HCL Workload Automation user interface programs are:
Single Entry Point
Single Entry Point is a web-based page to access all the HCL Workload Automation user interfaces:
  • Dynamic Workload Console
  • Self Service UIs (Self-Service Catalog and Self-Service Dashboards)

Single Entry Point is a role-based interface that you can access from any computer in your environment by using a web browser through the secure HTTPS.

Single Entry Point provides quick links to the most important Dynamic Workload Console tasks: connect your engines, design your workload, monitor your workload, and dashboard. With Single Entry Point you can access the mobile applications, the Self-Service Catalog and the Self-Service Dashboards, through the link or the Qrcode.

Dynamic Workload Console
A Web-based user interface available for viewing and controlling scheduling activities in production on both the HCL Workload Automation distributed and z/OS environments. With the Dynamic Workload Console you can use any supported browser to access the HCL Workload Automation environment from any location in your network.
You can use the Dynamic Workload Console to:
  • Define scheduling objects in the HCL Workload Automation database
  • Browse and manage scheduling objects involved in current plan activities
  • Create and control connections to HCL Workload Automation environments
  • Submit jobs and job streams in production
  • Set user preferences
  • Create and manage event rules
  • Define and manage mission-critical jobs

Dynamic Workload Console must be installed on a server that can reach the HCL Workload Automation nodes using network connections. See the HCL Workload Automation: Planning and Installation for information.

A command-line program used to define and manage scheduling objects in the database. This interface program and its use are described in Defining scheduling objects and Managing objects in the database - composer.
A command-line program used to monitor and control the HCL Workload Automation production plan processing. This interface program is described in Managing objects in the plan - conman.
Java API and plug-ins
A set of available classes and methods running in a JAVA environment that you use to create your custom interface to manage scheduling objects in the database and in the plan. This API cannot be used to create your custom interface to set global options. In addition, you can use and modify a set of plug-ins that perform specific tasks, or create your own plug-ins. The API is available through a Software Development Kit, which is part of the product. For more information and to learn how to access the documentation of the API and plug-ins, refer to Developer's Guide: Extending HCL Workload Automation.
A command-line program used to manage the settings that affect the entire HCL Workload Automation environment. These settings, also called global options, are stored in the database. This interface program is described in Setting global options.
A command-line program used to manage the HCL Workload Automation planning capability. This interface program is described in Planman command line.

You must install the HCL Workload Automation Command Line Client feature on fault-tolerant agents and systems outside the HCL Workload Automation network to use the composer and optman command-line programs and to run planman showinfo and planman unlock commands.

For information on how to set the options needed to allow a user to access the command-line interfaces, refer to Setting up options for using the user interfaces.