Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration Guide, Release 8.5(1)
Scheduling Jobs
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Scheduling Jobs

Table Of Contents

Scheduling Jobs

Activating Bulk Provisioning Service

Starting/Stopping/Restarting BPS

Deactivating BPS

Finding a Job

Scheduling Jobs

Related Topics


Scheduling Jobs


You can schedule bulk transactions and specify a time when they need to start these transactions.

All jobs that are submitted through the Bulk Administration menu in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration, queue up on the Bulk Provisioning Service (BPS). Depending on the start time specified for a job, the transaction starts running. If no start time is mentioned, the transactions execute in the order that they are received.

The following topics provide information about activating BPS and scheduling jobs:

Activating Bulk Provisioning Service

Starting/Stopping/Restarting BPS

Deactivating BPS

Finding a Job

Scheduling Jobs

Activating Bulk Provisioning Service

Before submitting a job for execution BPS should be activated.

Use the following procedure to activate BPS.

Procedure


Step 1 From Cisco Unified Communications Manager Serviceability window, choose Tools > Service Activation.

The Service Activation window displays.

Step 2 From the Service drop-down list box, choose the server that is running Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Step 3 In the Database and Admin Services area, check the check box corresponding to Cisco Bulk Provisioning Service.


Note If the service is already activated, the Activation Status will display as Activated.


Step 4 Click Update.

Step 5 The window refreshes and the Activation Status corresponding to Bulk Provisioning Service displays Activated.


Note BPS starts automatically after it is activated. See the "Starting/Stopping/Restarting BPS" section to stop, start, or restart the service.



Note Every time that the service is started, BPS synchronizes with Cisco Unified Communications Manager database.



Starting/Stopping/Restarting BPS

BPS starts automatically after it is activated by using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Serviceability. This section describes the procedures to stop or restart the BPS.

Procedure


Step 1 In Cisco Unified Communications Manager Serviceability, choose Tools > Control Center - Feature Services.

The Control Center-Feature Services window displays.

Step 2 Choose the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server from the Servers drop-down list box.

Cisco Bulk Provisioning Service displays in list under Service Name column, in the Database and Admin Services area.


Note If BPS was activated using "Activating Bulk Provisioning Service" section, the Status displays as Activated.


Step 3 Check the check box corresponding to BPS.

Step 4 If you want to restart BPS, click Restart.

The service restarts, and the message, Service Successfully Restarted, displays.

Step 5 If you want to stop BPS, click Stop.

The service stops, and the message, Service Successfully Stopped, displays.

Step 6 If you want to start the stopped BPS, click Start.

The service starts, and the message, Service Successfully Started, displays.


Deactivating BPS

You can deactivate BPS when you do not require it. This section describes the procedure to deactivate BPS service and log out of the tool.

Procedure


Step 1 In Cisco Unified Communications Manager Serviceability, choose Tools > Service Activation.

The Service Activation window displays.

Step 2 Choose the Cisco Unified Communications Manager server from the Servers drop-down list box.

Cisco Bulk Provisioning Service displays in the list under Service Name column, in the Database and Admin Services area.

Step 3 Uncheck the check box corresponding to the Cisco Bulk Provisioning Service and click Update.

The service deactivates, and the Status column displays the status as Deactivated.


Finding a Job

Use the following procedure to find jobs that are already submitted to BPS through the Bulk Administration menu on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Administration.

Procedure


Step 1 Choose Bulk Administration > Job Scheduler. The Find and List Job window displays.

Step 2 From the first Find Job where drop-down list box, choose one of the following options.

User

Status

Job ID

Description

Scheduled Date Time

Step 3 From the second Find Job where drop-down list box, choose one of the following options.

begins with

contains

is exactly

ends with

is empty

is not empty

Step 4 From the third drop-down list box, choose Show to display completed jobs.

Step 5 Specify the appropriate search text, if applicable.


Tip To find all jobs that are registered in the database, click Find without entering any search text.


Step 6 To further define your query, you can choose AND or OR to add multiple filters and repeat steps 2 through 5.

Step 7 Click Find.

A list of discovered jobs displays by:

Job Id

Scheduled Date Time

Submit Date Time

Sequence

Description

Status

Last User


Note The Status displays Hold if Run Later radio button was selected while scheduling the job. The Status displays Pending if Run Immediately radio button was selected. The Status displays Completed for completed jobs and it displays Incomplete for jobs that had an error and could not be completed.


Step 8 Click the Job ID for the job in process or on hold, that you want to schedule and/or activate. The job Configuration window displays.


Additional Topics

See the"Related Topics" section

Scheduling Jobs

Use the following procedure to schedule submitted jobs.

Procedure


Step 1 Find the job you want to schedule using the "Finding a Job" section.

Step 2 In the Job Configuration window, enter the settings for scheduling and activating the job as described in Table 82-1.

Table 82-1 Job Configuration Settings

Field
Description

Job Id

Displays the job ID that is created when the job is submitted.

Job Status

Displays the status of the job from one of the following options:

Hold

Pending

Completed

Incomplete

Scheduled Date Time

Choose the month, date, year from the drop-down list boxes. Enter the time when you want the job to be scheduled.

Submit Date Time

Displays the date and time when the job was submitted.

Sequence

Choose from the drop-down list box, the sequence in which the job should be run. You can choose a number between 1 and 20.

Note If the scheduled date and time is same for two or more jobs, then the jobs are queued in BPS according the sequence number. If the scheduled date and time, and Sequence is same, then the jobs are queued depending on the submitted date and time.

Job Description

Displays the description you entered when the job was created. This description can be edited to include up to 50 characters in any language, but it cannot include double-quotes ("), percentage sign (%), ampersand (&), back-slash (\), or angle brackets (<>).

Frequency

Choose from the following options, the frequency of the transaction:

Once

Monthly

Weekly

Daily

Hourly

For example, if you choose Daily, the transaction will be repeated daily at the time entered in the Schedule Time and Date field.

Job End Time

Displays the end time for recurring (frequency) job.

last Modified By

Displays the user ID of the administrator who last modified this job.


Step 3 Click Activate job to activate the job at the scheduled time or click Save to save the configuration settings to activate the job at a later time.

The Find and List Jobs window displays.


Note If a Job is saved, but not activated then status of the job will be displayed as Hold. These jobs will not be processed by BPS unless they are activated.


Step 4 Click the job ID for the job you have activated. In the Job Configuration window, the following information displays in the Job Results area, for all jobs that are complete, incomplete, stop requested, or processing.

Job Launched Date

Job Result Status

Number of records Processed

Number of Records Failed

Total Number of Records

Log File Name


Note Click on the link in the Log File Name column to view the log file for this transaction.


Step 5 To go back to the list of jobs, choose Back to Find/List from the Related Links drop-down list box and click Go.


Related Topics

Activating Bulk Provisioning Service

Starting/Stopping/Restarting BPS

Deactivating BPS

Finding a Job

Scheduling Jobs