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 video shows how to use variable tables to create more flexible workloads. Use the same job stream using different parameters in the variable table. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4B2U7RwBauQ 
Andrea Fiore  HCL Workload Automation-Create and Submit a Job 

This how-to video demonstrates how you can define a job definition, in this case, a UNIX job type, specify the command or script to run, define the recovery action to run and the message to be displayed, should the job fail, and finally, how to submit the job into the current plan to run. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reyiqlHGHHY 
Eliana Cerasaro  HCL Workload Automation – Creating a workstation 

In the Workload Automation environment, if you need to expand your environment, you must create new workstations and, probably, you need to add it to a new Domain. In this video, we describe how to create a new workstation and how to associate it to a new domain in a single flow. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55FMM4VMDVc 
Eliana Cerasaro  HCL Workload Automation – DB customDriver job 

In the Workload Automation environment, if you need to use information stored in an external RDBMS, you can retrieve that data using the Database Job type definition, however, if your RDBMS is not listed among the predefined ones in the Database Job type, you can use the custom driver option to connect to it. In this video, we describe how to connect to a Postgresql database, using the custom JDBC driver option of the Database Job type. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGh5YL0X9gE 
Maria Elena Massino  HCL Workload Automation – Create a REST API Datasource 

Create a dashboard page with data retrieved from an external REST API in the Dynamic Workload Console. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK1fD7DlZbo  
Maria Elena Massino  HCL Workload Automation – Create a personalized report from scratch 

How to use BIRT Designer to create a simple personalized report with a pie chart showing the plan progress and then import it into the Dynamic Workload Console. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JNPL6-Xspc 
Maria Elena Massino  HCL Workload Automation- Customized welcome page 

Creating a Customized Page embedding an external website, data returned from an external REST API and static text. Customize your Dynamic Workload Console to use this new page instead of the default Welcome Page. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtbPN-GWRes 
Maria Elena Massino  HCL Workload Automation – Manage dependencies in the job stream view 

Experience how easy it is to create or delete dependencies between jobs by using the workload editor’s graphical view. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp-_eSs5w54 
Maria Ludovica Costagliola  HCL Workload Automation – Accessing and using the Workflow Details page 

Some Workload Automation plugins give the possibility to monitor their execution in a more detailed way. The Workflow Details page contains such details and it can be easily accessed from the Dynamic Workload Console. This video shows you the Ansible plugin that contains the workflow details page and it explains how you can access it and what you can do with it. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YMk3bDutj0 
Maria Teresa Caira e Stefania Stasi  HCL Workload Automation – Configuring authentication using LDAP 

By default, the Dynamic Workload Console (DWC) is configured to use a local file-based user repository. You can implement an LDAP-based user repository by configuring the sample authentication templates replacing the configuration file currently in use. In this video you will see how simple it is to set up your DWC with your MSAD LDAP. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olI0mXyg1hg 
Pasquale Peluso  HCL Workload Automation – Monitoring your workload 

The video shows how to monitor your workload, run a query, save and share a query with users, and run multiple engine queries. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYEm5diEKW0 
Umberto Caselli  HCL Workload Automation-Restful APIs in 9.5 FP2
Discover the new Restful APIs in 9.5 FP2 and how cool is the new documentation of these APIs. Have fun! 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2sSBvT_uTc&list=PLZ87gBR2Z8047IaJRZShgFyXJZYmIlUsY 

 You can stay on top of all how-to videos published to our channel by following this dedicated playlist: 

Link to YouTube Playlist

Have a how-to suggestion or a topic you’d like to see in video format? We are always looking for real-world use case scenarios for our product videos and ideas for tutorials that can enable you to use Workload Automation better and easier, and boost your business. If you have a scenario you would like to see highlighted in a video, send a mail off to our Transparent Development leader francesco.valentini@hcl.com. 

If you haven’t already subscribed to the Workload Automation YouTube channel, subscribe now so that you are kept up-to-date on new content being published all the time. 

Author’s:

Louisa Ientile

 

Louisa works as an Information Developer planning, designing, developing, and maintaining customer-facing technical documentation and multimedia assets.  Louisa completed her degree at University of Toronto, Canada, and currently lives in Rome, Italy. 

Francesco Valentini

 

Francesco works as an Information Developer in the Workload Automation team. He creates how-to and marketing videos and writes documentation. He graduated in Rome where he lives and cultivates his passions.

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