Job status collection

Use this page to display information about submitted jobs, including the job ID, description, state, activation time, expiration time, and status summary. Jobs are submitted to administer targets that have been registered with the job manager.

The targets can be host computers, deployment managers, or unfederated application servers that have been registered with an administrative agent. To run jobs on a target, the target must be registered with the job manager. To view this console page, do either of the following:

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

Use one of the following buttons to suspend, resume, or delete a job.

Button Description
Suspend Specifies that a target can no longer retrieve the job.
Resume Specifies that a target can retrieve the job.
Delete Specifies that a job and all its history are removed and no longer available. When you click Delete, you are given an opportunity to confirm or cancel the delete operation.


Find

Specifies parameters to limit the submitted jobs to display. After you click Find, the Find results are displayed in the table that follows the Find and Preference options. Click Reset to assign the parameters the default values.

The following table lists Find parameters. Except for the maximum results parameter, the parameters define a job. The maximum results parameter specifies the number of records to display.

Parameter name Operators Search strings
State Valid operators include Active, Suspended, Pending, and Expired. By default, jobs in active state are searched. Not applicable
Description Valid operators are = (equal to), != (not equal to), is null, and is not null. The default is =. String or partial string of a parameter.

A partial string is designated using an asterisk (*). For example, to find all jobs with a description that starts with inventory, set the description to inventory*. We cannot use the asterisk in the job ID field or the fields related to time.

To search for an exact match for multiple items, include the items to match separated by commas. For example, to search on two job IDs, specify 119489625729609463, 119489651801509472.

When you search on more than one item, we cannot use the asterisk.

Activation time Valid operators are >= and <=. The default is >=.
Expiration time
Target name Valid operators are = (equal to) and != (not equal to). The default is =.
Target groups Valid operators are = (equal to), != (not equal to), is null, and is not null. The default is =.
Job ID Valid operators are = (equal to) and != (not equal to). The default is =.
Maximum results Not applicable Number of records that the find operation displays. Enter a value between one and the maximum number of records that can be retrieved as defined in the job manager configuration. The default is 50.


Example: If the targets are EastCoast1, EastCoast2, WestCoast1, and WestCoast2, we can specify the = operator and the East* search string for the target name parameter. Job status is displayed for the jobs that include the EastCoast1 and EastCoast2 targets.


Job ID

Specifies the job number of the job that you submitted.


Description

Description that you entered when you submitted the job.


State

Whether the state of the job is Active, Pending, Expired, or Suspended.

State Description
Active The job is activated and not expired. The job does not have to be running to be active.
Pending The job has been submitted, but has not been activated.
Expired The expiration time that specified during job submission was reached before the job was started. A job does not start on a target after the expiration time is reached. If the expiration time is reached while the job is running on any of its targets, the job continues on those targets.
Suspended The job has been suspended. If the suspension occurs while the job is running on a target, the job continues on that target. If the suspended job has not started when the suspension occurs, the job will not start on any of its targets unless someone resumes the job. We can suspend a job from this console page by clicking Suspend. We can resume a job from this console page by clicking Resume.


Activation time

Activation time that you entered when you submitted the job or the actual time when the job was submitted if you did not specify an activation time.

The activation time is the time the job is available to run on the targeted targets or groups of targets.


Expiration time

Time the job is to expire. If the job has not started by the expiration time, the job will not start and the state will change to Expired. If the expiration time occurs while the job is running on a target, the job continues on that target.

When you submit the job, we can set the expiration date and time, choose the default expiration time option, or specify the amount of time until the job expires.


Status summary

Graphically provides an overview of how the job is running at its targets. The graph is divided in up to four sections, indicating success, partial success, failure, or other, in that order, of the targets in the job.

Status Description
Success Indicates the number of targets on which the job completed successfully.
Partial success Indicates the number of targets on which the job partially completed. Partial success can occur, for example, when a target represents multiple servers, and only some of the servers on the target complete successfully.
Failed Indicates the number of targets on which the job failed to complete.
Other Indicates the number of targets on which the job has some other status than success, partial success, or failure. A status of other can include targets on which the job is currently running, or targets on which the job has not started.


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