Plug-ins

Plug-ins bring Control-M functionality to your external application environment. Control-M provides plug-ins that enable AgentsClosed A Control-M component installed on a host (computer) that runs and monitors the jobs on the host. to interface with external applications by integrating plug-in jobs with other jobs into a single workflow. Plug-ins are installed on the Agent inside your Control-M environment and connect remotely to the specific application. You do not need to install the plug-in on the same host as the application.

Control-M supports the following plug-ins:

Plug-ins

Description

Control-M for Databases

Connects to any supported database from a single computer with secure login, which eliminates the need to provide authentication. This enables you to define and monitor Stored Procedure, SQL Script, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) Package, and Embedded Query database jobs.

Application Integrator

Creates custom designed job types that are deployed to the scheduling environment. You can then define and monitor jobs in the Planning and Monitoring domains, using Web Services, REST APIs, or CLI commands. You can integrate to AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform using their native authentication methods.

Control-M Integrations

Includes BMC-provided integration plug-ins for a variety of applications and environments. These plug-ins were developed using Application Integrator. To use any of these plug-ins, you must have Application Integrator installed.

For more information, see Helix Control-M Integrations.

Control-M for Hadoop

Connects to the Hadoop framework, which enables the distributed processing of large data sets across clusters of commodity servers. You can expand your enterprise business workflows to include tasks running in your Big Data Hadoop cluster from one central location using the different Hadoop-supported tools, including Pig, Hive, HDFS File Watcher, Map Reduce Jobs, and Sqoop.

AWS

Define and run AWS Lambda, Step Functions, and Batch services. For more information, see AWS Job.

Control-M Managed File Transfer

Operates as an FTP/SFTP client and server solution that enables you to watch and transfer files from a local host to a remote host, a remote host to a local host, a remote host to another remote host, or between Amazon S3 buckets. Control-M MFT uses industry standard protocols, such as FTP (based on RFC 959) and SFTP and does not require installation on remote computers.

Control-M for SAP

Enables you to manage both the traditional SAP, planned and automated processes, and the unpredicted real-time, event-driven dynamic job submission.

Control-M for Informatica

Enables you to automate Informatica workflows.

Control-M for Airflow

Enables you to trigger and monitor Airflow DAG runs. Every Airflow job represents a DAG run in Airflow. From the Monitoring domain, you can view all internal DAG task names, statuses, and view any defined task variables (XCom). Control-M allows direct access to view the DAG run from the Airflow Server interface.

Control-M for Oracle E-Business Suite

Enables you to define and schedule new Oracle E-Business requests and request sets, extract Oracle E-Business Suite predefined jobs,

intercept ad hoc jobs, monitor active Oracle E-Business Suite jobs, trigger Control-M jobs and conditions as a result of ad-hoc events occurring in the Oracle E-Business Suite system.

Control-M for PeopleSoft

Enables you to develop, test, and run large-data batch processes, as well as execute common human resources tasks, such as approving promotions, viewing pay slips, or editing employee information.

Installing a Plug-in

This procedure describes how to install a plug-in in Control-M by installing it on a Windows or Linux host where the Helix Agent is already installed.

Begin

  1. From the icon, select Configuration.

  2. From the drop-down list, select Plug-ins.

  3. Click Install Plug-in.

    The Install Plug-in pane appears.

  4. Select the plug-in that you want to add.
  5. Verify that you have met all of the prerequisites.

  6. Install the plug-in on the host where the Agent is installed, as follows::

    • Interactive Install: Follow the on-screen instructions until the installation is complete.

    • Automatic Install: Create an XML installation file and then run the automatic install in a non-interactive mode, as follows:

      1. Follow the on-screen instructions until the Summary window.
      2. Click Generate and select the location to create the XML installation file.

      3. Click Yes to quit the installation.

        A confirmation message appears.

      4. Click Yes.
      5. Copy the automatic installation parameters file to a network location that is accessible to all computers where you want to perform an automatic installation.

      6. Log in using a user ID that has Administrator permissions on the current computer.
      7. Run the installation file, as follows:

        <installation_file> -silent <xml_path>\<filename.xml>

        The installation log can be found at the following location:

        <installFolder>\BMCINSTALL\log\

    After the installation is complete, the plug-in appears in the Plug-ins tab.

  7. Verify that installation was successful by opening the installed-versions.txt file in the Agent home directory and check that the correct product code appears.

    For a list of product codes, see Installing a Helix Agent.

  8. Create a connection profile, as described in Creating a Centralized Connection Profile.