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Agnese Berellini
Software Developer
Agnese is an enthusiastic information developer for HCL Workload Automation in Rome, Italy. She likes to analyze new features, describe them and improve her knowledge about technical components. Currently, she works together with the ID team to improve the Workload Automation documentation and creates videos to promote new features and products.
Posts by Agnese Berellini
Automation Innovations | March 30, 2021
Everything you wanted to know about HCL Workload Automation
We, the Workload Automation family, love to take care of every detail. Indeed, we strongly believe that to deliver a good quality product we need to increase our knowledge every day more by discovering and studying new technologies.But the technical part is not the only important thing, we take care of the whole product, which means presentations, blogs, videos, documentation, client advocacy, design thinking, skill transfer, etc.To achieve these goals, effective collaboration and knowledge sharing are at the core. Thus, we arrange a lot of knowledge sharing programs, such as “WA Talks” and “Lunch&Learn”.
Automation | September 29, 2020
The power of Ansible inside Workload Automation
Can’t get enough of automating your business processes? We have what you are looking for!    The Ansible plug-in is available on Automation Hub, download it to empower your Workload Automation environment.     Adding the Ansible plug-in, you can monitor all your Ansible processes directly from the Dynamic Workload Console. Furthermore, you can schedule when executing the Ansible playbooks, just creating a simple job definition.    Before starting to use the plug-in, you need to install Ansible on the same machine where the dynamic agent that runs the Ansible job is installed. You also need to setup the SSH protocol to communicate with Ansible.    Let’s demonstrate, through an example, how easy is to patch remote nodes with the Ansible plug-in.    Job definition    First, we need the code to patch the remote nodes, and usually it is written through a yum module in a yaml file. This kind of file is called playbook.yml, and we can add it by using the playbook path field.  In the field we need to enter the absolute path to the playbook.yml file; we can use the Search button to search such path in the dynamic agent's file system. The content of the file is the following:    ---  - hosts: all    name: Update packages    tasks:      - name: Update        yum:           name: " {{ module_name }} "          state: latest    Then we need to valorize the variable “module_name” as an extra argument to correctly execute the playbook. Thus, in the Environment variables section we insert, for example, “module_name” in the Name column and an asterisk (*) in the Value column. The asterisk indicates that Ansible will update all modules found on the target machine.    Next, we need to specify the remote nodes to which Ansible should connect....
Automation | July 24, 2020
Stay tuned! New Workload Automation instructional videos coming your way!
How-to videos are now live on the Workload Automation YouTube channel.  Video is a unique way of communicating a lot of information in a short period of time. They allow you to retain more information, understand concepts more rapidly and make you more enthusiastic about what you are learning. The Workload Automation team has been thinking of you, and is hard at work developing how-to tutorial type videos to introduce you to new features and help you in realizing both frequent everyday scenarios as well as more complex ones.   Want to know how you can configure authentication using LDAP in Version 9.5? Or, want to see how you can monitor Workload Automation, in a Red Hat OpenShift cluster environment using the open source tool Grafana for visualizing application metrics? How about learning how to replace the default DWC welcome page with a customized page that embeds an external website, data returned from an external REST API, and some static text? These are just some examples of what you can discover on the channel today! Want to see more? Browse this list of videos to discover maybe something new that you weren’t aware of or a time-saving tip to make your workload lighter.   Author  Video  Link  Alessandro Tomasi  HCL Workload Automation - Designing and submitting your workload The video shows how to create a job stream with run cycle, add a job, submit a job stream into a plan, and see the job log.  Alessandro Tomasi e Michele Longobardo  HCL Workload Automation - Monitoring Workload Automation components using Grafana Dashboard The video gives an overview of the new Grafana dashboard. You can see the jobs, the message box usage, pods status and liberty metrics.  Alessandro Tomasi  HCL Workload Automation - Using variable tables to create more flexible workloads  The...