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Managing jobs

Use the Jobs pane to create, edit, clone, delete, and view related jobs.

The Jobs pane includes the following tabs:

Create Job Create new jobs per specific devices.
Edit Edit the selected job.
Clone Clone the selected job.
Delete Delete the selected job(s).
Column Settings Click to select the columns to display or click Reset to Default to display the default columns: Name, Devices, Description, Plugin, Plugin Option, Activity, and Action.

This Jobs pane displays the following job information:

Name The name of the job.
Devices The devices to be managed.
Description The description of the job, optional.
Plugin The plugin selected for the job.
Plugin Option The configurations of plugins such as config files and command lines.
Activity The activities of latest five times. At most five icons are displayed here with three status, Successful , Failed , and Cancel .
Action Launch : Manually launch the job.
Create Schedule for this job : Schedule to launch the job.
note icon For settings specially for "install-config-using-restfulapi", "push-command-file-to-fortiweb", and "push-command-to-fortiweb", see Plugins for details.

Creating jobs

Follow steps below to create a job:

  1. Click Create Job.
  2. Configure the following settings:

    Name Enter a job name that can be referenced by other parts of the configuration.
    Description Enter a description for the job. Optional.
    Device Click to select one or more devices, or a device group.
    Notification Enable this option and click to choose a notification method. Currently, only the method email is supported.
    You can enable Success or Failure to determine the condition to send the notifications.
    Click the selected notification method to navigate to Edit Notifications page.
    Plugin Click to select one of the eight plugins from the right list. See Plugins for specific settings of each plugin.
    Plugin Option The parameter descriptions of plugins.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click to manually launch the job.
  5. Or click to create a schedule for the job.



Viewing job events

Once you launch or schedule the job, it goes to Job Events pane automatically.
You can view the execution results from Job Events. Also, you can delete one or more job events from the event list with the button.


The tab includes the following information:

Name The name of the job.
Type The type that the job is executed, Scheduled, Manual, Relaunch, and Workflow.
Devices The name of the device to be managed.
Finished The time when the job finishes executing.
Action Click to view the job event details.
Click to relaunch the job.

In the example below, the job is launched successfully.

You can relaunch, cancel, or delete the job event with the buttons on the top right.

 

note icon The icon is only available when the job status is Pending, Waiting , and Running.

note icon The icon is only available when the job status is Successful, Failed, and Error.

note icon FortiWeb Manager does not save the logs to local disk, but obtains them in real time from FortiWeb by the RESTful API.

tooltip icon You can schedule automatic deletion of job events from System Settings > Advanced > File Management. Check the box for job events, and set the time periods and deletion time accordingly.

Managing jobs

Use the Jobs pane to create, edit, clone, delete, and view related jobs.

The Jobs pane includes the following tabs:

Create Job Create new jobs per specific devices.
Edit Edit the selected job.
Clone Clone the selected job.
Delete Delete the selected job(s).
Column Settings Click to select the columns to display or click Reset to Default to display the default columns: Name, Devices, Description, Plugin, Plugin Option, Activity, and Action.

This Jobs pane displays the following job information:

Name The name of the job.
Devices The devices to be managed.
Description The description of the job, optional.
Plugin The plugin selected for the job.
Plugin Option The configurations of plugins such as config files and command lines.
Activity The activities of latest five times. At most five icons are displayed here with three status, Successful , Failed , and Cancel .
Action Launch : Manually launch the job.
Create Schedule for this job : Schedule to launch the job.
note icon For settings specially for "install-config-using-restfulapi", "push-command-file-to-fortiweb", and "push-command-to-fortiweb", see Plugins for details.

Creating jobs

Follow steps below to create a job:

  1. Click Create Job.
  2. Configure the following settings:

    Name Enter a job name that can be referenced by other parts of the configuration.
    Description Enter a description for the job. Optional.
    Device Click to select one or more devices, or a device group.
    Notification Enable this option and click to choose a notification method. Currently, only the method email is supported.
    You can enable Success or Failure to determine the condition to send the notifications.
    Click the selected notification method to navigate to Edit Notifications page.
    Plugin Click to select one of the eight plugins from the right list. See Plugins for specific settings of each plugin.
    Plugin Option The parameter descriptions of plugins.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click to manually launch the job.
  5. Or click to create a schedule for the job.



Viewing job events

Once you launch or schedule the job, it goes to Job Events pane automatically.
You can view the execution results from Job Events. Also, you can delete one or more job events from the event list with the button.


The tab includes the following information:

Name The name of the job.
Type The type that the job is executed, Scheduled, Manual, Relaunch, and Workflow.
Devices The name of the device to be managed.
Finished The time when the job finishes executing.
Action Click to view the job event details.
Click to relaunch the job.

In the example below, the job is launched successfully.

You can relaunch, cancel, or delete the job event with the buttons on the top right.

 

note icon The icon is only available when the job status is Pending, Waiting , and Running.

note icon The icon is only available when the job status is Successful, Failed, and Error.

note icon FortiWeb Manager does not save the logs to local disk, but obtains them in real time from FortiWeb by the RESTful API.

tooltip icon You can schedule automatic deletion of job events from System Settings > Advanced > File Management. Check the box for job events, and set the time periods and deletion time accordingly.