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Using Tasks
Creating a Task

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»Table of Contents
»Index
»Product Overview
»Getting Started
»Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters
»Using Tasks
Creating a Task
»Navigating the All Scheduled Tasks Page
»Scheduling a Task
»Task Results List
»Stopping a Task
»Deleting Task Results
»Applying a Time Filter
»Task Status Types
»Example Tasks
»Using Default Tools
»Reporting
»Administering the Software
»Troubleshooting
»Printable Version
»Glossary
»Using Help
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» Command Line Interface
» Default Tools
» Related Topics

Create a task to execute a tool on specific systems or events.

If multiple users are accessing a task simultaneously, the changes from the last user to exit the task are saved. For example, if User1 and User2 login to HP Systems Insight Manager with full configuration rights, and User1 is editing a task while User2 is deleting the same task, then when User1 tries to save the edited task, a message is displayed indicating that the task does not represent an object in the system. User1 is unable to save the edited task.

To create a task:

  1. Select a tool from the tool menu.

    The Select Target Systems page is displayed.

  2. Select targets by selecting one of the following options:

    • All systems in the list. If you select this option, select a target list from the dropdown list. Click [Apply Selections].

      The target list is displayed as the selected list.

    • Individual systems in the list. If you select this option, select a target list from the dropdown list. The individual systems included in the target list are displayed below. Select the items to be included and click [Apply Selections].

      The items selected are displayed in the Select Target Systems section.

      Note: If the systems selected are not compatible with the tool, the Tool Launch OK? column provides a brief explanation of the problem. To change the selected target list, click [Change Targets].

      Note: To remove the selected system, from the Keep? column, click [Remove].

  3. Click [Next].

  4. Specify tool parameters. If the tool does not require any parameters, [Next]is replaced with a [Schedule] and [Run Now] option. The [Schedule] option is only present if the tool can be scheduled.

  5. Select one of the following options:

    • Click [Schedule] to schedule when the task should run. Refer to Using Tasks - Scheduling a Task for more information about scheduling options.

    • Click [Run Now] to run the task now.

    • Click [Change Targets] to change the targets selected.

Command Line Interface

Use the mxexec command to execute tools immediately and mxtask command to schedule tasks for later. Perform this task from the command line interface (CLI). For assistance with this command, see the HP-UX or Linux manpage by entering man mxexec at the command line or see the Windows command line help. Refer to Getting Started - Using Command Line Interface Commands for information on accessing the manpage.

Default Tools

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