Changed features and feature capabilities

A list of features changed since the previous release

The following features have changed or have been introduced since the previous release:
New Web site for the HCL Workload Automation product documentation
The latest version of the HCL Workload Automation product documentation, version 9.5 Fix Pack 3/SPE3 can be found on the HCL Software Product Documentation web site at The former website,, continues to host previous versions of the product documentation (version 9.4.0.x).
Support for file transfer jobs on agents at Version 9.3
Agents at Version 9.3 can run existing file transfer jobs without problems. Jobs you create or edit from the Dynamic Workload Console at Version 9.5, Fix Pack 3 are not supported on agents at Version 9.3, but you can work around this problem by saving the jobs in the composer command line after editing them with the Dynamic Workload Console. The best practice is applying the latest fix pack level to the agents.
Skip objects when importing a workload application template
You can select the objects within a workload application template you do not want to import, both from the Dynamic Workload Console and wappman command. If you choose to skip an object, an object with the same name must be present in the target environment, otherwise an error message is returned. For more information, see Reusing a workload in another environment and wappman.
New optman option to specify the default licensing model for HCL Workload Automation workstations
You can now use the defaultWksLicenseType option to specify the default licensing model to be applied to HCL Workload Automation workstations. In a Docker environment, this causes all workstations to be created with the value assigned to the defaultWksLicenseType option. For more information, see Global options - detailed description.
The term $SLAVES was removed from the security file and replaced with the term $AGENTS
Because it is politically incorrect, the term $SLAVES, which applies to all fault-tolerant agents in both the classic and role-based security models, was replaced with the term $AGENTS with the same scope. No change is required to your existing scripts nor environments. For more information, see Configuring user authorization (Security file).
Improvements in time zone management for external follows dependencies for jobs and job streams
When the product evaluates matching criteria to resolve external follows dependencies it compares the start times using local time if both job stream instances use the same timezone, or it uses UTC in case they use different timezones. For more information, see Managing external follows dependencies for jobs and job streams.
Support for proxy servers when contacting the license server
You can now use a proxy server when contacting the license server. This is especially useful when your HCL Workload Automation environment cannot connect to the Internet. To set up communication with the proxy server, use the licenseProxyPassword, licenseProxyServer, licenseProxyServerPort, licenseProxyUser global options. For more information about global options, see Setting global options.