Job Scheduling

The Job Scheduler tool allows for editing and viewing a job's scheduling rules. JobServer has an extensive set of features related to scheduling how a job can be run. The first step is to find the job you want to schedule.

Searching

Find the job you are interested in by searching for it. The "*" search pattern will return all jobs the user has rights to. Using the character "*" before and/or after a search pattern functions as a wild card. For example, the search pattern "Acme*", will return all jobs that start with the name "Acme". If you enter a number, then the job with the matching job id is searched for.

The jobs in the list box are displayed by their name followed by their unique job id. Note, names do not have to be unique and can be changed at anytime by the user. However, a job's id is unique and can never change.

Every user has rights to a given set of Partitions and Groups. Only the Partitions and Groups that the user has rights to will be available. When searching, it is possible to select specific Partitions and/or Groups to narrow the search as desired.

Once a search has returned its results, the jobs are displayed in the list screen. These jobs can then be edited, viewed, or manually run. For example, select a job from the list and click the "Edit Schedule" button to edit the schedule for the job. If you only have view access rights, you will see the "View Schedule" button which allows you to only view a job's schedule but not edit it.

Running Jobs

Use the "Run Job" button to access the corresponding application that allows you to run a job manually and immediately. This is separate from scheduling, as the job is run immediately, independent of how it is scheduled.

Job Tracker

The Job Tracker tool allows you to view the history of jobs that have run in the past and jobs that are currently running (or are queued). The tool allows you to view the runtime log history for jobs that the user is interested in seeing. You can select one or more jobs to search for in Job Tracker. To select multiple jobs, use the CTRL or SHIFT keys to select multiple jobs from the list.

Paging

The "Paging" value allows you to limit how many jobs are shown at once in the job list screen. You will be able to page backwards and forwards through the entire list as defined by the paging size. For example, if your search result returns 1000 jobs and your paging size is 200, then you will need to page 5 times to get to the end of the list.