Checking job status

In a flexible management environment, we can check the overall status of jobs, the status of specific job targets, and the job history of targets. We can suspend, resume, or delete jobs on the Job status collection page.

Before we can check the job status, you must have registered at least one target with the job manager and submitted a job for the target.

To suspend a started job, resume a suspended job, or delete selected jobs, the ID must be authorized for the operator role.

After you submit a job using the job manager console or the deployment manager console, the Job status collection page is displayed. The page contains information about only the job that you submitted. The page shows the unique job ID; for example, 122763380912576341. We can use the job ID to query, suspend, resume, or delete the job. The page also shows the job description, state, time of activation, time of expiration, and status.

If we access the Job status collection page by selecting Jobs > Status in an console navigation, we can use the Find option to limit the number of jobs that are displayed based on the criteria specified. The first time you access the Job status collection page, no jobs are listed. We must enter parameters for the Find option to obtain a list of jobs based on the parameter information that you provide. The next time you select Jobs > Status, a list of jobs is displayed based on the parameters you last specified on the Find option for this job manager console page. We can then optionally modify the Find option criteria to display a different set of jobs. After at least one job displays, we can check the status of the displayed jobs, the status of specific job targets, and the job history for targets of a particular job.

This topic describes how to use the job manager console to check job status. Instead of using the console, we can run a getJobTargetStatus wsadmin command; for example:

The job token is the job ID for the submitted job. Run the Jython script command from the bin directory of the job manager profile. For more information, see the AdministrativeJobs command group (AdminTask) topic.


You might have run a Find operation to display job status based on criteria specified, checked the status of jobs at their targets, checked the jobs history of targets, suspended a job, resumed a job, or deleted a job.

What to do next

We can continue to check job status and do other job management tasks such as submit other jobs, create target groups for job submission, view target resources, or view targets.


Related concepts

  • Job manager

    Related tasks

  • Set up a job manager environment
  • Administer nodes remotely using the job manager
  • Administrative roles

  • Job status settings
  • Job status history collection
  • AdministrativeJobs (AdminTask)