Plug-ins bring the functionality of Control-M 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 through the integration of plug-in jobs with other jobs in a single workflow. Plug-ins are installed on the Agent in your Control-M environment and connect remotely to the specific application via a connection profile, as described in Connection Profiles. You do not need to install the plug-in on the same host as the application.

The following table describes Control-M plug-ins.



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 define and monitor jobs in the Planning and Monitoring domains with Web Services, REST APIs, or CLI commands, and integrate AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform services via their native authentication methods.

Helix 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.

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 via Hadoop-supported tools, including Pig, Hive, HDFS File Watcher, Map Reduce Jobs, and Sqoop.


Connects to AWS and enables you to 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 in the following ways:

  • From a local to a remote host.

  • From a remote to a local host.

  • From a remote to another remote host.

  • From one Amazon S3 bucket to another.

Control-M MFT uses industry standard protocols, such as FTP (based on RFC 959) and SFTP. It does not require installation on remote computers.

Control-M for SAP

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

Control-M for Informatica

Connects to Informatica and 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 and execute common human resources tasks, such as promotion approval, pay slip access, and employee information updates.

Connection Profiles

A connection profile contains plug-in authorization credentials, such as a username, password, host, and URL, and enables you to connect Control-M to the plug-in application server via the connection profile alone. You must create a connection profile before you can create a plug-in job, as described in Creating a Centralized Connection Profile.

Installing a Plug-in

This procedure describes how to install a Control-M plug-in on a Windows- or Linux-based Helix Agent.


  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:


    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.