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Automation Server Settings

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by MindTouch on Jun 23, 2016

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Since every Patch Manager server includes the Automation server role, this settings tab is at the root of the Patch Manager Servers node. The following settings are available, sorted by category.

Event Logging

Settings in this category control how the Automation role server logs to the Windows Event Log on the Patch Manager server. Enable or disable the following settings to define what the Automation role server logs.

  • Automation Server Security Audit Failure Event Logging Enabled
  • Automation Server Security Audit Success Event Logging Enabled
  • Automation Server Error Event Logging Enabled
  • Automation Server Information Event Logging Enabled
  • Automation Server Warning Event Logging Enabled

Note: Settings in this category on the Automation Server Settings tab overwrite the corresponding settings on both the Application Server Settings and Management Server Settings tabs.

General

Settings in this category define general options for the Application server role.

Automation Server Enabled

Enables the Automation server role on the selected Patch Manager server.

Logging

Settings in this category define how Patch Manager generates detailed debug logging. By default, logging is turned on. SolarWinds recommends you only enable this level of logging when engaging in advanced troubleshooting and/or working with SolarWinds Technical Support.

Logging

Enables debug logging. Patch Manager writes these logs to the %programdata%\Solarwinds\PM\Log folder. Logging affects server performance and has potential to consume significant disk space if you leave it enabled for an extended period.

Logging Level

Defines the logging level when logging is enabled. Select one of the following levels:

Note: The default logging level is "Error."

Level 1

Normal logging: Enables logging for any program code object that is configured to provide normal logging.

Level 2

Verbose logging only: Enables logging for any program code object that is configured to provide verbose logging.

Level 3

Normal and verbose logging: Enables both normal and verbose logging for all applicable program code objects.

Logging Output

Defines the output type when logging is enabled. Select one of the following output types:

Output 1

Output file: Writes debug logs to the logging folder with a log.txt extension.

Output 2

Debug stream: Writes debug logs to a debug stream. Use this option when using a debugger, such as Microsoft's DebugView utility.

Output 3

Hybrid output: Writes debug logs to both an output file and debug stream.

Worker Process Settings

Settings in this category define how Patch Manager servers in the Automation role execute their worker processes. Worker processes manage tasks assigned to an Automation role server. Whenever possible, they execute immediately on demand. The following settings define when to queue worker processes if Patch Manager requests several tasks at the same time.

Maximum Worker Processes

Specifies the maximum number of worker processes the Automation role server can run at once. Select a value from 1 to 8.

Maximum Thread Pool Size per Worker Process

Specifies the maximum number of threads each worker process can execute at once. Select a value from 2 to 128.

Enable Worker Process Memory Usage Quota

Enables a memory usage quota for the worker processes.

Shutdown Worker Process after being idle for (in minutes)

Defines the "idle-out" time for the worker processes. Specify the number of minutes Patch Manager should wait before shutting down an idle worker process. Select a value from 1 to 60.

Worker Process Memory Usage Quota

Defines the memory usage limit, or quota, for the worker processes. Specify the number of megabytes (MB) you want to allocate to the worker processes. Select a value from 1 to 500.

Maximum retry count for Worker Process Job

Defines the maximum number of times a worker process will retry a failed job. Select a value from 1 to 10.

Worker Process startup time limit (in seconds)

Defines the maximum startup time for the worker processes. Specify the number of seconds Patch Manager should wait before terminating a worker process that does not start immediately. Select a value from 10 to 120.

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