Monitoring jobs

You can view a log of all jobs that are started by Lenovo XClarity Administrator. The jobs log includes jobs that are running, completed, or have errors.

About this task

Jobs are longer running tasks that are performed against one or more devices. For example, if you deploy an operating system to multiple servers, each server deployment is listed as a separate job.

Jobs run in the background. You can see the status of each job from the jobs log.

The jobs log contains information about each job. The log can contain a maximum of 1000 jobs or 1 GB. When the maximum size is reached, the oldest jobs that completed successfully are deleted. If there are no jobs that completed successfully in the log, the oldest jobs that completed with warnings are deleted. If there are no jobs that completed successfully or with warnings in the log, the oldest jobs that completed with errors are deleted.

Procedure

Complete one of the following steps to display the jobs log.

What to do next

The Jobs page is displayed with a list of all jobs for XClarity Administrator.
Illustrates the recent job that are listed in the Jobs page.

From this page, you can perform the following actions:
  • Create job schedules by clicking the Scheduled Jobs tab (see Scheduling jobs).

  • View more information about a specific job by clicking the job description in the Jobs column. A dialog is displayed with a list of subtasks (subjobs) and their targets, a summary of the subtasks including any necessary actions, and log details including the severity and timestamp for each message. You can choose to hide or show logs for child tasks.
  • For scheduled jobs, view information about the job schedule by clicking the "this" link under the job description in the Jobs column.
  • Change the number of jobs that are displayed per page. The default is 10 jobs. You can display 25, 50, or all jobs.
  • Narrow the list of jobs that are displayed:
    • List only jobs from a specific source by clicking Job Types and choosing from the following options.
      • All Job Types

      • Service

      • Management

      • Configuration

      • Firmware

      • Health

      • Power

      • Remote Access

      • System ID

      • OS Images

      • OS Deployment

      • OS Profile Export

      • Custom

      • Inventory

      • Unknown

    • List only scheduled jobs that are associated with a specific schedule type by clicking Schedule Types and choosing from the following options.
      • All Schedule Types

      • One Time

      • Recurring

      • Triggered

    • Hide or show jobs that have errors or warnings by clicking the Hide error/warning jobs icon (Jobs with errors icon).
    • Hide or show jobs that are currently running by clicking the Hide running jobs icon (Running jobs icon).
    • Hide or show jobs that are completed by clicking the Hide completed jobs icon (Completed jobs icon).
    • List only jobs that contain specific text by entering the text in the Filter field.
    • If filtering is applied to the page, remove the filter by clicking the Show All Jobs icon (Show all icon).
    • Sort the jobs by column by clicking a column heading.
  • Export the jobs list as a CSV file by clicking the Export as CSV icon (Export icon).
    Note: The timestamps in the exported log use the local time that is specified by the web browser.
  • Cancel running jobs or subtasks by selecting one or more running jobs or subtasks and clicking the Stop icon (Stop icon).
    Note: It might take several minutes to cancel the job.
  • Delete completed jobs or subtasks from the jobs log by selecting one or more completed jobs or subtasks and clicking the Delete icon (Delete icon).
  • Export information about specific jobs by selecting the jobs and clicking the Export as CSV icon (Export icon).

  • Refresh the jobs log by clicking the Refresh icon (Refresh icon).