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Automation | July 27, 2020
Custom dashboard: the fifth element that gives you control over all of your environments
No matter if your environment is based on rock solid z/OS controller or on light weight and easily scalable docker instances, or if your distributed, on premises master and backup master are rocking your workload as fire and water.  Earth, wind, water and fire… if you want to have control over each element you need the fifth spirt: your custom dashboard!  It’s easy to create and customize your dashboard to have control over every single important aspect for you and your organization at a glance.  Each dashboard is composed by several data sources and widgets that can be customized and combined together in the new era of dashboards. (ref 15-Jun-20 blog post “Welcome to the new Era of Dashboards” ).  But you can also optimize your dashboard to monitor different kinds of environments all together. Let’s see how it works.  Cross-engine widgets  If you need an overview of the entire workload across all of your environments, you can use for example the Jobs count by status datasource in a pie chart to have a quick overview of how many jobs are waiting, running or ended in error or in successful state.  To make this datasource and widget works across multiple environment you need to add first an engine list.   D engine list and Z engine list are optimized for homogeneous environment, while for an hybrid (distributed and z/OS) environment you have to select the Engine list.  At this point you can add also the desired widget and customize all fields as you can see below.  Widgets based on datasource with pre-defined engine.  However, the best way to monitor hybrid environment is to use specific datasources for each engine.  For example, if you need to monitor the Critical jobs  Duplicate the Critical jobs by status datasource and name it after the...
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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.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxNz0AjV7lM&list=PLZ87gBR2Z8047IaJRZShgFyXJZYmIlUsY&index=12  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.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPspjh2ZT2M  Alessandro Tomasi  HCL Workload Automation - Using variable tables to create more flexible workloads  The...
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Digital Solutions, Marketing & Commerce | September 17, 2019
Are your practitioners armed with the tools they need to create digital experiences that users demand?
Don’t you hate it when you’re trying to create an attractive marketing page, or a powerful web experience, and the tools just seem to get in your way?  Do you need to create an attractive marketing page, but the backend tools are lacking? Are you frustrated looking for skilled resources to manage and create the experiences? We can help. HCL DX 9.5 features a new, consolidated user interface called “Practitioner Studio” and a completely new demonstration site called “Woodburn Studio”. Between them, these provide a modernized and consolidated landing page for authors and site administrators.  Why does this matter?  Well, the new Practitioner Studio brings together all of our tools –content creation, site management, personalization, and admin capabilities – into a single, convenient workspace.   Our existing customers will find that navigation needed to accomplish common tasks in HCL DX are streamlined and intuitive, and it makes it much easier for new users to learn how to use the product and get new content published in minutes. Need a way to get your creative juices flowing?  Great news – we have also built a new demonstration site called “Woodburn Studio.”  This site is a gorgeous demonstration of the product’s capabilities and will provide a good foundation to extend our range of demonstrations and samples in the future. Taken together, these capabilities are a first step towards a much more extensive modernization of the HCL DX user interface.  This will help provide a faster time to market for the digital experiences for all of your audiences, as well as help empower business users.  Now you have the most powerful DX platform on the market – with an upgraded practitioner experience to match. Creating, managing, and publishing memorable experiences more effectively has never been easier. Join us at our DX Inspire v9.5 launch...
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