Scheduling Tasks

Access through:

Tools > Scheduled Tasks

Available to:

All Access Rights Levels

Commander Role of Superuser can Override Schedules

You can use the Scheduled Tasks page to create and manage the following scheduled tasks:

Other types of tasks are created as part of other Commander operations. You can also use the Scheduled tasks page to set and manage a schedule for these tasks. These tasks include:

Viewing scheduled tasks

The Scheduled Tasks page displays what tasks have been scheduled.

You can filter the Scheduled Tasks list to narrow your view. Just enter a few characters in the search field. The quick search uses a default set of the most common properties for each tab. Hover over the icon to learn what properties Commander is using. Clicking Show Advanced Filters allows you to choose non-default filters.

To view all tasks scheduled in a maintenance window, sort the list on the Maintenance Group column. You may need to make some columns narrower to see the Maintenance Group column.

The User column shows who created the scheduled task.

Service Portal users can create a scheduled task to run a saved search. Service Portal users can create a maximum of 10 scheduled searches. Contact Embotics Customer Support to change this maximum.

Select any task in the list to see the details of the task displayed in the right-hand pane.

Running scheduled tasks immediately

To run a scheduled task now instead of waiting for time at which it's scheduled to automatically run:

  • Select the task from the list, and click Run Now.

    The status of the task is displayed in the Tasks tab pane at the bottom of the Commander console.

    Notes: It's not possible to run the following tasks immediately:

    • Apply Recommendation task scheduled for maintenance window
    • Change Request Fulfillment task scheduled for maintenance window

Editing scheduled tasks

To edit the configuration of a scheduled task:

  1. Select the task from the list, and click Edit.
  2. In the displayed dialog, change the configuration on the pages in the wizard as required.

    Although the configurable parameters may differ depending on the type of task selected, for each task, you can modify the schedule on which the task will be run.

  3. Click Finish, you're done making changes.

Notes:

  • When you select a scheduled command workflow task, you may also edit the configuration of the workflow. From task details displayed in the right-hand pane, click Edit Workflow, then in the Command Workflow Configuration dialog, make the required configuration changes.
  • It's not possible to edit the following tasks:
    • Apply Recommendation task scheduled for maintenance window
    • Change Request Fulfillment task scheduled for maintenance window

Deleting scheduled tasks

To delete a scheduled task:

  • Select the task from the list, and click Delete.

Notes:

  • It's not possible to delete the following tasks:
    • Global Database Maintenance task (automatically deleted after it has run)
    • Global Datastore Scan task
    • Puppet Synchronization task (automatically deleted if the Puppet server integration is removed)
    • Chef Synchronization task (automatically deleted if the Chef server integration is removed)
  • If you delete an Apply Recommendation scheduled task, the recommendation won't be applied.
  • If you delete a Change Request Fulfillment scheduled task, the request must be manually fulfilled again.