Control-M for Automation Anywhere

Automation Anywhere is a robotic process automation (RPA) software, which enables you to create bots that observe human actions in the digital workplace, identify repetitive rules-based tasks, and automate these tasks.

Control-M for Automation Anywhere enables you to do the following:

  • Execute Automation Anywhere bots or processes.
  • Manage Automation Anywhere credentials in a secure connection profile.
  • Connect to any Automation Anywhere endpoint.
  • Integrate Automation Anywhere jobs with other Control-M jobs into a single scheduling environment.
  • Monitor the status, results, and output of Automation Anywhere jobs in the Monitoring domain.
  • Attach an SLA job to your Automation Anywhere jobs.
  • Introduce all Control-M capabilities to Control-M for Automation Anywhere including advanced scheduling criteria, complex dependencies, Resource Pools, Lock Resources, and variables.
  • Run 50 Automation Anywhere jobs simultaneously per Agent.

Control-M for Automation Anywhere Compatibility

The following table lists the prerequisite Control-M components for use of the Automation Anywhere plug-in, each with its minimum required version.

Control-M Application Integrator9.0.20.201
Control-M Web9.0.20.200
Control-M Automation API9.0.20.250

Control-M for Automation Anywhere  is supported on Control-M Web and Control-M Automation API, but not on Control-M client.

To download the required installation files for each prerequisite, see Obtaining Control-M Installation Files.

Setting up Control-M for Automation Anywhere

This procedure describes how to deploy the Automation Anywhere plug-in, create a connection profile, and define a Automation Anywhere job in Control-M Web and Automation API.

Integration plug-ins released by BMC require an Application Integrator installation at your site. However, these plug-ins are not editable and you cannot import them into Application Integrator. To deploy these integrations to your Control-M environment, you import them directly into Control-M using Control-M Automation API.

Before You Begin

  • Verify that Automation API is installed, as described in Automation API Installation.
  • If you plan to run jobs simultaneously (rather than sequentially), ensure that you have enabled multi-login through Automation Anywhere. For more information, see Multi-login user in the Automation Anywhere documentation.


  1. Create a temporary directory to save the downloaded files.

  2. Download the Automation Anywhere plug-in from the Control-M for Automation Anywhere download page in the EPD site.

  3. Install the Automation Anywhere plug-in via one of the following methods:
    • (9.0.21 or higher) Use the Automation API Provision service:
      1. Log in to the Control-M/EM Server machine as an Administrator and store the downloaded zip file in the one of the following locations (within several minutes, the job type appears in Control-M Web):
        • Linux: $HOME/ctm_em/AUTO_DEPLOY
        • Windows: <EM_HOME>\AUTO_DEPLOY
      2. Log in to the Control-M/Agent machine and run the provision image command, as follows:
        • Linux: ctm provision image AAR_plugin.Linux
        • Windows: ctm provision image AAR_plugin.Windows
    • ( or lower) Use the Automation API Deploy service, as described in deploy jobtype.
  4. Create an Automation Anywhere connection profile in Control-M Web or Automation API, as follows:
  5. Define an Automation Anywhere job in Control-M Web or Automation API, as follows:


To remove this plug-in from an Agent, follow the instructions in Removing a Plug-in. The plug-in ID is AAR072022.

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