Schedules Portlet

You can view and modify schedules in the Schedules portlet, or the Expanded Schedules Portlet

This displays the Enabled status, a Description, the Type of schedule, its Next Execution and Recurrence in columns. You can do the following by right-clicking a scheduled item, and selecting the appropriate menu item:

New -- This lets you initiate new schedules for a variety of actions, selected from a sub-menu. The subsequent screen’s appearance depends on the action selected. See Managed Resources for more about available actions. See Scheduling Actions for the details of scheduling actions that require parameters. You can also schedule Action Groups, Alarm Suppression, Config File Backup / Restore, execution of a Database Aging Policy, and OS Image Deployment.

Action Groups are named combinations of actions. The subsequent editor screen lets you configure Actions, their targets, and the order in which they execute.

Edit -- This appears for an activity-based scheduled items. It opens the activity editor, and lets you modify the activity’s data/properties and schedule parameters.

To edit an existing schedule for an already scheduled action like a Discovery Profile, just right click the item in its portlet and select Schedule. This displays the schedule information for the discovery profile and lets you make modifications.

You can also schedule new actions from the portlet that ordinarily executes them, for example Resource Discovery.

Delete -- Deletes the selected scheduled item, displaying a confirming dialog box.

Enable Schedule -- Appears on an already disabled scheduled item so you can change its status. To enable the schedule, you can also edit it and check the Enabled check box.

Disable Schedule -- Appears on an already enabled scheduled item.

Execute -- Executes the scheduled item. If the scheduled item is an activity-based or discovery-profile based scheduled item, an audit viewer appears progress of the selected item.

For other types of scheduled actions, a dialog appears saying The scheduled item(s) has been sent to the application server for immediate execution. You can monitor its progress in the audit trail portlet. (see Audit Trail / Jobs Screen)

If you have Open Manage Network Manager’s Change Management / Proscan capabilities installed, you can use Schedules to initiate the Change Determination process. See Change Determination Process. It is disabled by default.

Expanded Schedules Portlet

When you expand this portlet, the additional columns that appear include Submission Date, Start Date, whether the schedule is still active (Scheduled), and the Execution Count.

If a green icon appears in the Scheduled column, it means the schedule will be executed on next start date. If the schedule has exceeded execution count or passed stop date (if specified), then a red icon appears there.