Getting Started

Information about the Dynamic Workload Console installation and configuration.

For more information about installation, see HCL Workload Automation Planning and Installation.

To configure the Dynamic Workload Console, see HCL Workload Automation Administration, to find information about:

  • Launching in context with the Dynamic Workload Console
  • Configuring access to the Dynamic Workload Console
  • Configuring Dynamic Workload Console to use Single Sign-On
  • Configuring the use of Lightweight Third-Party Authentication
  • Configuring Dynamic Workload Console to use SSL
  • Customizing your global settings
  • Configuring Dynamic Workload Console to view reports

You can access the Dynamic Workload Console from any computer in your environment using a web browser through either the secure HTTPS or HTTP protocol.

The first and main actions that you perform when you connect to the Dynamic Workload Console are:
Creating a connection to a HCL Workload Automation engine
You specify the details (such as IP address, user name, and password) to access a HCL Workload Automation engine, and, optionally, a database to operate with objects defined in plans or stored in the database.

From the Dynamic Workload Console, you can access the current plan, a trial plan, a forecast plan, or an archived plan for the distributed environment or the current plan for the z/OS® environment.

You might want to access the database to perform actions against objects stored in it or to generate reports showing historical or statistical data.

In addition, working both on the database and on plans, you can create and run event rules to define and trigger actions that you want to run in response to events occurring on HCL Workload Automation nodes.

Defining a scheduling environment
You define your HCL Workload Automation network. You create workstation definitions in the database to represent the physical machines or computer systems on which your workload is scheduled to run. A HCL Workload Automation network is made up of the workstations where job and job stream processing occurs. When you design your network, you assign roles to these workstations to suit your specific business requirements. You can design your network with multiple domains, to divide control of a large network into smaller manageable groups. A typical HCL Workload Automation network consists of a workstation acting as the master domain manager and at least one domain.
Defining scheduling objects in the database
You define your workload, which consists of jobs that are concatenated in job streams. Then, you specify the calendars and run cycles according to which job streams must run. You can also define dependencies to condition the workload processing. All these definitions can be done within the Workload Designer.
Creating tasks to manage HCL Workload Automation objects in the plan
You specify some filtering criteria to query a list of scheduling objects whose attributes satisfy the criteria you specified. Starting from this list, you can navigate and modify the content of the plan, switch between objects, open more lists, and access other plans or other HCL Workload Automation environments.