Since Automation came into existence, tools are flooding the market. One of the leaders is Automation Anywhere, a popular RPA tool used to automate various tasks.
Such software can be the answer to many a question and is used to do precisely that. With this, there is a demand for RPA skills and to understand tool architecture and how to use it for the best effect.
One of the most challenging areas to understand are questions regarding how to get devices following a task from the Automation Anywhere Control Room option.
Here you can learn how to get the credentials required, top failure reasons, work items, and handling errors.
By the end, you should know enough to answer what is asked and select the right options.
The Architecture of Automation Anywhere
The architecture is a distributed architecture and has three components, which work together to accomplish tasks.
- Bot Creator
- Control Room
- Bot Runner.
A Bot Creator and Bot Runner connect to the Control Room, which is the brain of Automation Anywhere.
Bot Creators create bots, which are desktop-based applications that upload or download bots and associate them with the control room.
Bot Runners run or execute scheduled bots.
You can execute multiple bots in parallel, but Bot Runners can’t update or create automation.
This section of Automation Anywhere connects to the Control Room and reports back the status of the execution log.
Control Room is a web server controlling bots and does so with centralized management features like centralized user management, automation deployment, and source control.
When using either edition, you need to log in using the device credentials options.
Dashboards in Automation Anywhere
Dashboards in the Control Room present stats of specific parameters. The following five options are what users encounter most activity.
Home Dashboard: shows users bot run activity status, total queues, bot schedule totals, user total, and bot velocity with any capacity of bots vs bot runners.
Bots dashboard: shows bot heartbeat, MVP bots, bot status, failure, and upcoming bot schedule.
Devices dashboard: focuses on hardware utilization like CPU utilization, memory utilization, HDD utilization, and upcoming device utilization with failure analysis.
Audit – tracks activities or actions from various users.
Workload Dashboard: here are two tabs. Executive Dashboard and Operation Manager’s Dashboard. The executive dashboard visualizes queue status, avg time queue, device pools by the backlog, and queue to completion. (Read Why Is My Computer Taking So Long To Update)
The Operation Manager visualizes device pool by FTE, pools listed by decreasing error rate, avg time queues, and device pools with a backlog.
Insight: Bot Insight provides real-time business insights and a digital workforce.
Here are three options to check activities.
- In progress: Checks activity status of the current execution. Details are given of username, bot name, item, progress, and more.
- Scheduled Tab: Checks activity details set for later execution, such as the above and any progress.
- Historical Tab: Choose to view audit data of a completed task that is finished, stopped or timed out, or error.
Choose the Control Room dashboard to view details of created command tasks. All the task names, credentials, client names are listed with further options.
- My Bots tab lists tasks and the details like client name, name, last date modified, and file or folder where a question-answer may be located.
- Credentials display the credentials, lockers, and any credentials requests.
- Devices displays if users are logged into the client and checks if the username is disabled. if so, the device is shown ‘Offline.’
- Workload displays load of any queues and displays details like queue name, automation name and status, the bot name, and any device pool.
- Audit Log keeps track of actions or command performed by users.
Sample Test Questions
What is the pre-defined system role associated with the Bot Insight dashboard?
The options are:
- AAE Bot Insight Admin and AAE Bot Insight Consumer
- AAE Admin and AAE Bot Insight Consumer
- AAE Bot Insight Admin, AAE Pool Bot Insight Expert, and AAE Bot Insight Consumer
- AAE Bot Insight Expert and AAE-Bot Insight Consumer
Answer: AAE-Bot Insight Expert and AAE-Bot Insight Consumer
Which are the available recorders in Automation Anywhere?
- Smart Recorder
- Web Recorder
- Command Recorder or File Recorder
Which can fasten to a mail being sent via Error Handling?
Question Options are:
- Snapshot and Variable
- Snapshot and Error Log
- Snapshot and Data Log
- Variable and Error Log
The answer is number one, Snapshot and Variable
A local client task is modified. Which client features are used to compare task question command with one uploaded to on web-cr?
Answer: Doubt, will be updated soon.
A user can take this tool set and command any RPA tools bots to carry out any work they wish. They can also set the option to gather an answer for data using options or questions they want to answer on the web. (Read Different Types Of Encryptions)
The great thing with Automation Anywhere is the audit log, so error handling can be seen for any of the work items a user sets as criteria.
If the RPA bot can’t find the answer to the question on the web, it times out and informs the user of its progress without writing anything to the file or folder.
Suppose you are looking to learn about using this option. In that case, you need to answer some comprehensive questions about how to use this RPA automation option to command and carry out any following tasks for an end-user.
When a user makes use of this web answer finding solution to nearly any question, it can be a matter of diving down into a folder and a file to gather any used data pulled from the web.