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Job scheduling


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Job scheduling

  1. 1. SyAM Software Management Utilities Job Scheduling
  2. 2. Creating A Job Template Add tasks to the job template. In this example, we start by deploying the SyAM System Client, using the templates we’ve already created. The Wait parameter allows time for all processes associated with a task to complete before starting the next task. Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 2
  3. 3. Execute a Job on Target Systems Select the target systems, then right click to schedule the job using the saved Job Template Selected systems are highlighted Right mouse click brings up menu Apply to Selected Machines, or to Group, or to Group and Subgroups Schedule a Job Choose the Job Template we wish to run Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 3
  4. 4. Verifying Scheduled Job Status The status of the scheduled job can be viewed on the right hand pane called “Scheduled Jobs” in the Management Utility Interface. This will provide a breakdown and status of the jobs that are scheduled to run, currently running or have completed. By clicking on the heading you get a detailed view of that section, by clicking on the job you open up the job details. Remaining Today – This is a list of recurring jobs that are scheduled to run later that day Daily – This is a list of recurring jobs that are scheduled to run each day or on a day each week Monthly – This is a list of recurring jobs that are scheduled to run once a month In Progress – This is a list of the jobs that are currently running Completed Today – This is a list of the jobs that have completed today Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 4
  5. 5. Job Filtering • Management Utility jobs support filtering by machine name, IP address, and client version. To use filtering, click the Add Filter button. Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 5
  6. 6. Filter Options • • Up to three filters can be set for each task group. When multiple filters are applied, all conditions must be satisfied for a machine to be selected as a target. The Machine Name filter can select machines with an exact name, or machines with names that contain a specified substring. The IP Address filter selects a specific IP or a range from lower to higher. The Client Version filter can select machines where the installed SyAM System Client is less than, greater than, or equal to a particular version, or between a lower and a higher version. Select a filter type, then a logical operator, then fill in the entry field: – – – – – – – – Machine Name = (Exact name of machine) Machine Name Contains (Substring of machine name) IP Address = (IP Address of machine) IP Address Between (Lower IP of range) (Higher IP of range) Client Version < (Filter selects clients lower than this version) Client Version > (Filter selects clients higher than this version) Client Version = (Filter selects this client version) Client Version Between (Lower version of range) (Higher version of range) Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 6
  7. 7. Wildcard Options • Wildcards are a great way to help narrow down your filter search. A question mark substitutes a single character, an asterisk for an indefinite number of characters. We will walk you through a couple examples. Machine Name LIB100T LIB110T LIB110S • To the right is an example of a list of machines. LIB is an abbreviation for Library and LAB is an abbreviation for laboratory. T is for Teacher machine and S is for Student machine Management Utilities - Job Scheduling LAB100S LAB111S LAB122T LAB125T 7
  8. 8. Filtering – Using Asterisks • Here is an example of how we would filter down to specific machines using an asterisk wildcard. By requesting to filter down to = LAB* we are indicating that the machines should be narrowed down to all machines beginning with LAB and anything after. This leaves us with a filter search of any machine beginning with “LAB.” Machine Name LIB100T Machine Name (After Filter Search) LIB110T LAB100S LIB110S LAB111S LAB100S LAB122T LAB111S LAB125T LAB122T LAB125T Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 8
  9. 9. Filtering – Contains Filter • Below is another example where we would narrow down the search to display all teachers. By using the “contains” filter option and inputting “T,” we are filtering down to all teacher systems. This filter will display both Library and LAB systems used by teachers Machine Name LIB100T Machine Name (After Filter Search) LIB110T LIB100T LIB110S LIB110T LAB100S LAB122T LAB111S LAB125T LAB122T LAB125T Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 9
  10. 10. Filtering – Question Marks • Another example is filtering down to all Student machines located specifically in the LAB. Inputting LAB ensures that only LAB systems appear in the search. The 3 question marks indicate that any three characters after LAB will appear. The S ensures that only Student machines will appear Machine Name LIB100T Machine Name (After Filter Search) LIB110T LAB100S LIB110S LAB111S LAB100S LAB111S LAB122T LAB125T Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 10
  11. 11. Filtering by IP Address • When filtering by IP address you can select (=) or (between) as parameters. In most cases you will choose between as you will generally make these templates to be executed on multiple machines. • Here we simply chose a range of IP addresses to filter by. Now you can add a task to these filters the same way as we did on the previous slides. Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 11
  12. 12. Filtering by Client Version • • • Filtering by Client version sets a parameter to include systems running a certain version of the software. In most cases this will be used to update clients to the latest version. For this example we use 2 filters. The first filter narrows the systems down to clients less than 4.49. This filters all systems running System Client 4.48 and below. The second filter is by IP address. By adding a range of IP addresses we are narrowing down the systems running System Client 4.48 and below with an IP address between – This is an easy way to find outdated clients on specific parts of your network. Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 12
  13. 13. Job Status At the bottom of your main window, you will see a Job Status Panel. This panel is used to inform you of the progress of jobs in progress and jobs recently finished. Only the last fifty jobs are displayed; older jobs can be queried from the View History page. To view the status and details of the job you click on the View Details section in the Status window of the job you wish to view. This will then open a window with the details specific to that job. Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 13
  14. 14. View History – Audit Trail The Audit Trail provides a list of the actions that have been taken by the logged in user, or for all users when the checkbox for Show Audit Information for All Users is chosen. Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 14
  15. 15. View History – Job Status The Status window shows the most recent 50 jobs that have run. To view jobs that are no longer shown in the Status window choose View History and Job Status. This will allow you to view all jobs that have been executed on SyAM Management Utilities. Click the View Details link to open a window with the details of that job. Days to Keep History The number of days to keep history data can be configured in Administration Settings. Management Utilities - Job Scheduling 15