Installing the Dynamic Workload Console servers

Procedure for installing two Dynamic Workload Console servers on two separate nodes.

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This picture describes the steps required for installing the master domain manager. You are now at step 6: installing the Dynamic Workload Console
Note: Supported configurations: HCL Workload Automation supports direct customer use of the Apache Derby database in test environments only. The product does not support direct customer use of Apache Derby database in production environments. The product supports the use of Apache Derby only by internal application server components in production environments.

Procedure for installing the Dynamic Workload Console

About this task

In this scenario, the HCL Workload Automation administrator installs two Dynamic Workload Console instances on two separate workstations, sharing the same remote database. The HCL Workload Automation administrator performs the operations listed below on both workstations.

You can optionally configure your environment in SSL mode, by using the --sslkeysfolder and --sslpassword parameters and generating automatically the certificates for each workstation in your environment.

The HCL Workload Automation administrator installs the Dynamic Workload Console. The following information is required:
Table 1. Required information
Command parameter Required information Provided in..
Database information
--rdbmstype database type Creating and populating the database
--dbhostname database hostname
--dbport database port
--dbname database name
--dbuser database user name
--dbpassword database password
WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base information
--wlpdir WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base installation directory Installing WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base

You can run the dwcinst command specifying a typical set of parameters. In this case, default values are used for all remaining parameters.

Default values are stored in the dwcinst.properties file, located in the root directory of the installation image.

If you need to modify any of the default values, edit the dwcinst.properties file, but do not modify the dwcinst.template file located in the same path.

In a typical installation scenario, it is recommended you install the Dynamic Workload Console as a non-root user on UNIX systems and as a local administrator on Windows systems.

This user is automatically created by the installation process in the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base repository. Ensure that the user has full access to the WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base installation directory.

Before starting the Dynamic Workload Console installation, ensure the following steps have been completed:
  1. Installing WebSphere Application Server Liberty Base on the workstations where you plan to install the Dynamic Workload Console
  2. Creating and populating the database
  3. Creating the HCL Workload Automation administrative user
  4. Note: To avoid installation failure, ensure that the inst_dir parameter is different from the directory of the installation image.

To install the Dynamic Workload Console, perform the following steps:

Procedure

Start the installation specifying a typical set of parameters:
On Windows operating systems
cscript dwcinst.vbs --acceptlicense yes --rdbmstype db_type
--user dwc_admin_user --password dwc_pwd --dbname db_name
--dbuser db_user --dbpassword db_pwd --dbhostname db_hostname
--dbport db_port --wlpdir Liberty_installation_dir\wlp
--sslkeysfolder certificate_files_path --sslpassword keystore_truststore_password
On UNIX operating systems
./dwcinst.sh --acceptlicense yes --rdbmstype db_type
--user dwc_admin_user --password dwc_pwd --dbname db_name
--dbuser db_user --dbpassword db_pwd --dbhostname db_hostname
--dbport db_port --wlpdir Liberty_installation_dir/wlp
--sslkeysfolder certificate_files_path --sslpassword keystore_truststore_password
where,
user dwc_admin_user
is the administrator of the Dynamic Workload Console. You can use this account to log in to the Dynamic Workload Console and manage your environment.
password dwc_pwd
is the password of the Dynamic Workload Console user.
On Windows operating systems
Supported characters for the password are alphanumeric, dash (-), underscore (_) characters, and ()|?*~+.
On UNIX operating systems
Supported characters for the password are alphanumeric, dash (-), underscore (_) characters, and ()|?=*~+.

Results

You have now successfully installed the Dynamic Workload Console.

For more information about all dwcinst parameters and default values, see Dynamic Workload Console installation - dwcinst script.

What to do next

You can now proceed to Installing agents.