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Web Service job stuck in EXEC or RUNNING state using WA Agent


Article ID: 222659


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CA Workload Automation DE CA Workload Automation AE - Business Agents (AutoSys) CA Workload Automation DE - Business Agents (dSeries) Workload Automation Agent


The WS_DOCLIT jobs may stay in EXEC.  The jobs work again when agent is restarted.  This mainly happens when agent or application moved to cloud.




Check if either Agent or Web Service application is on cloud (Azure / AWS).  The agent constantly tries check the web service for job update.  This may result in some network / firewall appliance to time out the connections.  The following messages may be seen in the agent logs.

07/11/2021 09:21:01.262-0400 4 WebservicePlugin.webservice Internal Thread.CybWOBWebserviceRundoclitHandler.processWob[:974] - Web Service retry: null
07/11/2021 09:22:01.342-0400 4 WebservicePlugin.webservice Internal Thread.CybWOBWebserviceRundoclitHandler.processWob[:973] - Web Service timeout: null




Release : 12.2

Component : zIIP Enablement Services


The appropriate ports and firewalls need to be opened.  Additionally check for any firewall rules that deny or drop connections to the WebService application.

Additional Information

Note:  If the agent was recently moved to the cloud then check if on-prem Agent has similar issues.   Contact cloud provider for more details on how traffic is managed,