The options presented for scheduling a task vary depending on the tool used and the type of target systems selected. Scheduling a task requires a unique name for the task. Not all tools can be scheduled.
To schedule a task:
Select a tool from the tool menu and follow the steps to get to the [Schedule] button and click it. Refer to Using Tasks - Creating a Task for more information.
In the Task name field, enter a unique name for the task.
Under When would you like this task to run? section, select one of the following options:
Periodically. Select from intervals of minutes, hours, days, weeks, or months. With periodic scheduling, the task runs until a certain date and time, or only executes a set number of times. Periodic scheduling allows time filters to be applied, which specifies at which hours of the day a scheduled task is allowed to operate. Refer to Using Tasks - Applying a Time Filter for more information on time filters.
Once. Specify the date and time the task is to run.
When new systems or events meet the list criteria. This option is only available if you select a List of Systems or Events as your targets. The task runs only when new systems or events meet the list criteria. You can also apply a time filter to this type of scheduling. Refer to Using Tasks - Applying a Time Filter for more information on time filters.
When systems or events no longer meet the list criteria. This option is almost identical to the previous option, except that the task only runs when the List of Systems or Events no longer meets the list criteria. A time filter can be applied to this type of scheduling. Refer to Using Tasks - Applying a Time Filter for more information on time filters.
Not Scheduled. This option specifies that the task only runs when manually executed by a user with the appropriate privileges. This task never runs automatically. Tasks can be manually run from the All Scheduled Tasks page or from the command line interface (CLI).
Under In addition, select from the following options:
Run when the central management server is started. Select this option if you want the task to run when the central management server (CMS) is started.
Run now. Select this option to run and save the task immediately.
Disable this task. Select this option to temporarily disable the task.
After an option has been selected, refine the schedule in the Refine schedule section. The available options vary depending on the option selected in the step above.
Click [Done] and the All Scheduled Tasks page is displayed or click [Prev] to return to the previous page. Refer to Using Tasks - Navigating the All Scheduled Tasks Page for more information on the All Scheduled Tasks page.
Viewing All Scheduled Tasks
To view all scheduled tasks, select LogsView All Scheduled Tasks.
The list of tasks that a user can see are based upon the users privilege and access level. All users are allowed to edit, delete, and view the tasks they created. With full configuration rights, the user is allowed to edit, delete, and view tasks other users created.