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manage_devices:publishing_tasks

Publishing Tasks


Click Publish (in the Command Queue) to display the Publish Task window.

Enter a descriptive name for the Task. This name will appear in the application logs.

If the Wake-On-Lan option is enabled and at least one unit in the pool of target devices is powered on, that unit will send a Wake-On-Lan network event to other units in the pool. For further information, please refer to Wake On Lan page within Advanced section.

Scheduling


The Task can be set to be executed immediately or at a later time. To schedule the task to run later, modify the Publish Start field.

An end date can be defined using the Publish End field.

  • If left empty, the Task will remain active unit all the agents complete the Task.
  • If a date is defined, the Task will be stopped after the specified date, ensuring no other devices process the Task after the date. If at least one agent did not complete the Task within the execution period, the Task will be marked as Obsolete.
When managing units that are not in the same time zone, it can be difficult to determine what time the Task is performed by remote devices. The Expected Execution Date provides the expected completion date based on the device's time zone. Modify the time zone according to the remote device's time zone.

Recurring Tasks


To make a Task recurring, tick the Recurring Task check box on the Publish Task window. Once published, the Task is stored in the Recurring Task section of the Library. Xcalibur W will then automatically create and publish occurrences of the Task according to the defined settings.

Choose Target Devices


Xcalibur W offers three different ways to select the devices for the task.

  • Selected devices

These are the devices chosen using the tick boxes available within the Device List.

  • Current View

These are the devices currently displayed on the first page of the Device List.

  • Select groups

These are all the devices within the selected groups.

Progress Legend


Scheduled Task is planned but not yet published; the start date is in the future
Published Task is published; the start date has passed but no agent has collected the task yet
Processing Task is processing; at least one agent has collected the task
Stopped Task has been stopped; no more agents will collect the task
Completed Task is over; all agents executed the task without errors
Unpersisted Task is over; all agents executed the task without errors but the Write Filter was not deactivated
Failed Task has failed; at least one error occurred
Partial Failed Task has failed; at least one error occurred but the Write Filter was not deactivated
Obsolete Task is over; the End date was reached
manage_devices/publishing_tasks.txt · Last modified: 2018/02/03 18:26 by wpwiki