Detailed System Requirements for HCL Workload Automation, version 9.5

This document provides details of the system requirements for all HCL Workload Automation components on all supported operating systems.

The topics included are:

To download the HCL Workload Automation images go to the HCL License Portal page.

To view the HCL Workload Automation Release Notes, go to the Release Notes page.

To view the HCL Dynamic Workload Console, go to the Dynamic Workload Console System Requirements page.

To access the HCL Workload Automation documentation, see the online HCL Workload Automation Publications.


Acronyms and abbreviations used in the tables in this section

The following acronyms and abbreviations are used in the tables on this page:

 BDDM  HCL Workload Automation backup dynamic domain manager
 BKM  HCL Workload Automation backup master domain manager
 CLI  Command-line Client
 CONN  HCL Workload Automation Connector
 DA  Dynamic agent
 DDM  HCL Workload Automation dynamic domain manager
 DM  HCL Workload Automation domain manager
 DWC  Dynamic Workload Console
 FP  Fix Pack
 FTA  HCL Workload Automation fault-tolerant agent
 MDM  HCL Workload Automation master domain manager
 TWS  HCL Workload Automation
 ZWS Agent HCL Z Workload Scheduler Agent
 WAS  WebSphere Application Server Liberty base

Supported operating systems for the engine

To obtain the latest information about the required versions for each supported operating system, see the Operating Systems document.

On IBM i systems, JDK V1.8 must be installed in the /QOpenSys/QIBM/ProdData/JavaVM/jdk80/64bit/jre directory.

The following libraries are required on Linux:

Starting from version 9.5, Fix Pack 2, also the following library is required on Linux PPC if you want to use the extended agent for MVS:

The presence of the above libraries on the local system is not verified when scanning system prerequisites at installation and upgrade time, so you should install the required libraries if you plan to use the extended agent for MVS.

On AIX OS version, ensure you have installed APAR IJ30808. For more information, see

Software requirements


This section contains the following sub-sections:

Software requirements for HCL Workload Automation

To obtain the latest information about the following requirements, see the Supported Software document:


For a complete list of supported operating systems for DB2, see the Supported Software document.
Bundled DB2
HCL Workload Automation is supplied with a version of the DB2 server for the supported operating systems. This version can be installed by you separately before the product installation.

Note:The bundled version of DB2 is provided solely for use with HCL Workload Automation (see the product license for details).

Non-Bundled DB2
If you are using a supported version of DB2 for which you have purchased a license (a non-bundled DB2), then HCL Workload Automation will support it provided that the product edition is the same as the Bundled DB2 product edition or is a product edition with higher entitlements.
Oracle, Informix, MSSQL
This database software is not supplied with HCL Workload Automation; you must use your own version of the database software. For a complete list of supported operating systems, see the Supported Software document.

Plug-ins and Access Methods

To obtain the latest information about plug-ins and access methods, see the Supported Software document.


You must have access to the psjoa.jar file located in the ps_home\class directory of the indicated version.


The support statement for SAP S/4HANA, on-premise edition, has been extended to 2020 and future fix packs, based on SAP_BASIS 7.55 component.

You must have one of the following installed, configured, and working: SAP version 7.00, 7.01, 7.02, 7.10, 7.11, 7.20, 7.30, 7.31, 7.40, 7.50, or 7.50 S/4HANA.

To understand if a SAP System is compatible with HCL Workload Automation, check if your system exposes the following interfaces:

If the above interfaces are exposed, HCL Workload Automation supports the SAP system.

SAP Access Method Requirements

To have the SAP access method work correctly, ensure that you have installed the SAP NetWeaver RFC Library. At least SDK 7.50 is required. You must download these libraries from the SAP Service Marketplace (visit and copy them to the following directory:

For details about installation, support, and availability of the SAP NetWeaver RFC Library 7.50, refer to the SAP note 2573790.

For further details, refer to the SAP note 2556567.

SAP Notes

The following list shows the SAP Notes to apply:

SAP Basis  Version SAP Notes
 7.00  684106, 792767, 833777, 862989, 1257432, 1299738
 7.01  1658978, 1402400, 1447880, 1461421, 1639210
 7.02  786412, 1658978, 1402400, 1447880, 1461421, 1639210, 2397779
 7.10  729317, 1257432, 1299738
 7.20  786412, 1658978, 1402400, 1447880, 1461421, 1639210
 7.30  1658978, 1447880, 1639210, 2397779
 7.31  1658978, 1447880, 1639210, 2397779
 7.40  2397779
 7.50, 7.50 S/4HANA  2397779

Prerequisite SAP Notes for r3batch

SAP Business Warehouse

Ensure that you have the required SAP Business Warehouse Support Package, as follows:

 SAP Business Warehouse Versions  SAP Notes
 7.0  826878, 1059049, 1049735, 1100457, 1130034, 1723482
 7.01  1723482
 7.02  1723482
 7.10  1723482
 7.11  1723482
 7.20  1723482
 7.30  1723482
 7.31  1723482
 7.40  None
 7.50, 7.50 S/4HANA  None

SAP Solution Manager

To start Dynamic Workload Console from SAP Solution Manager, install the following SAP notes in the specified order:

  1. 1999878: Several SMSE extensions
  2. 2029063: Job Management creates incorrect permalink URLs for external scheduler
  3. 2164341: URL checking

Software requirements for WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base

All operating systems supported by HCL Workload Automation are supported by IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base.

IBM WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base adopts a continuous delivery model where new versions are deployed on a monthly basis. During the formal testing phase, HCL Workload Automation and the Dynamic Workload Console Version 9.5 were  tested using:

It is recommended that you download and install the latest declared tested version.

Supported LDAP Servers

For a list of the LDAP servers supported by HCL Workload Automationr, refer to WebSphere Application Server Liberty base documentation, for example: Configuring LDAP user registries in Liberty and Federation of user registries.

Support for Internet Protocol version 6

HCL Workload Automation supports Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in addition to IPv4. To help you in the transition from an IPv4 environment to a complete IPv6 environment, HCL Workload Automation provides IP dual-stack support. The product communicates using both IPv4 and IPv6 protocols simultaneously with other applications using IPv4 or IPv6.

Hardware requirements


This section contains the following sub-sections:

Permanent disk space requirements when installing the product

To obtain the latest information about permanent disk space requirements when installing HCL Workload Automation on supported operating systems, see the Supported Hardware document.

  1. Space for RDBMS: The disk space requirements listed in the report do not include the space required for the RDBMS software you have chosen, details of which can be obtained from their support documentation.

    Nor do they include the additional space requirement for the base support of HCL Workload Automation (without scheduling data), which is 2 GB.

  2. Space requirements for operating HCL Workload Automation: The disk space requirements listed in the report does not include the space required to operate HCL Workload Automation. For this you must consider the additional space required for the following:

    The space required is very subjective and depends on how you use HCL Workload Automation. If you are already a user of the product, you will have an idea of how much space it currently occupies. However, you should bear in mind that each version of the system uses more disk space than the previous one. If you are a new user you will probably set up a test system to help you grow familiar with the product and you should be able to scale up the operating space requirements of the test system to give you an indication of how much space you will be using in a fully functional live system.

Temporary space requirements

To obtain the latest information about temporary space requirements, see the Supported Hardware document.

Virtual memory swap space requirements

HCL Workload Automation requires a minimum of 2 GB of virtual memory swap space on the file system of any operating system.

Memory requirements

Table 2: Memory (MB) summarizes the memory requirements for the various components, on all operating systems:

Table 2: Memory (MB)

Memory MDM or BKM or
Dynamic agent
z-centric agent
Fault-tolerant agent CLI
Recommended 8192 1024 1024 512
Required 4096 1024 512 512


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