IxoraRMS provides ways to schedule and run jobs. It is provided mainly to be used as a delivery mechanism for reaction rules (see "Reactions and Alerts"). In order to do that jobs must be created in the Job Library and their name will be used as a parameter in the reaction definition. In the current version just two type of jobs are provided:
- Command - which requires the HostManager to be running on the remote host.
- Telnet command - which is executed via a telnet session.
It is possible to define jobs that will run on multiple hosts by using regular expressions when specifying the host name in the job definition. In order for the name of the host to be treated as a regular expression it has to be surrounded by paranthesis like in the following expamle: (host*) to define a job to be run on all hosts matching the pattern host*
Open the Job Manager which is accessible from the "Tools" > "Job Manager" menu and click on the "Schedule Job" button; this opens the "Job Editor" dialog.
When you are finished press the "Ok" button and the job should now be visible in the "Job Manager". Once the job has been executed the content of its output and error streams are available in the "Ouptput" and "Error" panels of the "Job Manager".
Creating Jobs for the Job Library
Open the Job Manager which is accessible from the "Tools" > "Job Manager" menu and click on the "Job Library" button; this opens the dialog which allows you to maintain jobs stored in the library; then click on the "Add" button to open the "Job Editor".