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Jobs

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi on Oct 06, 2016

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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager provides job scheduling to automate the management of network devices and configuration files.

You can schedule numerous operations, including configuration file uploads and downloads, node reboots, and command script execution.

Orion Platform Administrator, NCM Administrator and NCM Engineer roles have full access to all jobs in the job list. Other assigned SolarWinds NCM roles can access and manage only the jobs they create, but not others.

Create or edit a job

When processing an active job, SolarWinds NCM uses credential settings of the user who last edited the job. For example, if the user has user-level login credentials set, NCM uses the connection profile associated with the device. For details on managing a connection profile, see Define and apply global device logins.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Configs > Jobs.
  2. If you are creating a new job, click Create New Job.
  3. If you want to edit an existing job, select a job, and click Edit.
  4. Name the job, but do not use special characters in the name.
  5. Select a Job Type.
  6. Select the Schedule Type. If you are creating an Advanced schedule, use the five fields to create a CRON expression.
  7. Add a comment if this job relates to a business rule, and click Next.
  8. Select the nodes to target with this job, and click Next.
  9. Select one or more notification options, and click Next.

     

    Option Description
    Save Job Log
    • Select this option to save the results of the job to the History column of the database, and viewable from the Web Console as a glance of completion for example.
    • This file is not configurable.
    Save Results to File
    • You can use this option to keep a job history, such as an Execute Command script or Download Config.
    • You can edit the path and file name of the saved file, as long as NCM has access to the path with read and write privileges. For more information, see Writing job results and other files to a Network Share.
    • Supported file extensions include .txt, .csv, .xls, .doc, and .htm.
    • The path must exist, as NCM can create the file but not the folders in the path.
    Email Results
    • If you click Email Results, the default Email Notification Settings and SMTP Server Settings are populated. These settings can be overridden in each job.
  10. Add details based on the specific job, and click Next.
  11. Review the settings for the job, and click Finish.

Enable a job

The enable operation applies to jobs that run according to a schedule. You must enable a job in SolarWinds NCM before you can start it. A job that is not enabled will not start.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Configs > Jobs.
  2. Select a disabled job in the list.
  3. Click Enable.

To disable a job, select a job that is scheduled and enabled in the Jobs list and then click Disable.

Disable a job

The disable operation applies to jobs that run according to a schedule. You can delete any job in SolarWinds NCM that you no longer use.

Disable a job to suspend it, but not delete it.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Configs > Jobs.
  2. Select a scheduled job in the list.
  3. Click Disable.

Start a job

Though using a schedule is the most efficient way to manage jobs, you can manually start a job if necessary.

You can start any job that is enabled.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Configs > Jobs.
  2. Select a job in the list.
  3. If the job is disabled, click Enable.
  4. Click Start Job.

Stop a job

Though using a schedule is the most efficient way to manage jobs, you can manually stop a job if necessary.

A job currently running shows the status: running.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Configs > Jobs.
  2. Select a running job in the list.
  3. Click Stop Job.

View job logs

View the job log to verify that a job was run as scheduled, or to view the history of the job.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Configs > Jobs.
  2. Select the job in the list.
  3. Sort by the Last Date Run column.
  4. Click the page icon in the History column to view the log.

Delete a job

Permanently remove a job, rather than temporarily disable it.

  1. Click My Dashboards > Configs > Jobs.
  2. Select a disabled job in the list.
  3. Click Delete.

 

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