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    Task Manager

    The IP/MPLSView main window has a Tools menu used to display the Task Manager, MIB Browser, Device Profiles, User Admin, and File Browser windows.

    Select Tools>Task Manager to display the Task Manager window. Figure 1 shows the Task Manager window.

    The Task Manager window displays a history of tasks executed and acts as a task management portal. Tasks can be added, deleted, modified, copied, delegated, deactivated, and chained into a sequence.

    Figure 1: Task Manager Window

    Task Manager Window

    Table 1 describes the Task Manager table columns.

    Table 1: Task Manager Table Columns

    Column Name


    Task Name

    The name of the task assigned when you create the task.


    The type of task. For example: User-Defined SNMP Collection, User CLI Collection, Hardware Inventory Report, Scheduling Live Inventory Report, Network Performance Data Report, Integrity Check, Server Performance Data Collection, and Web Report. See the Task Manager in the IP/MPLSView Web-Based Management and Monitoring Guide for the complete list.


    The status of the task, such as Completed, Waiting, or Failed.

    Last Execution

    The date the task was last executed.

    Creation Date

    The date the task was created.


    The user who created the task.


    The time unit for which recurrences of this task are scheduled, such as minutes, hours, days, and so on. If a task is scheduled to run only once at the time of creation, this field displays Immediately.


    User-specified comment for the task.

    Dependent Task ID

    If the task is chained to run Immediately After another task in the scheduling options, the ID of the preceding task is listed here.


    Unique identification number for the task.

    Start Time

    The time the task started.

    Stop Time

    The time the task stopped.

    Target Dir

    Directory where output files are written.

    Polling Server (Remote Collection Server )

    The server that is polling for data, if configured.

    Spark Hosted Task

    Tasks delegated to a Spark cluster display Yes.

    From any column head menu, you can select the sort order, show all columns, show default columns, or select which columns to display.

    Select a task in the list and select the Task Status tab. Status details about the task are displayed in the lower pane. Figure 2 shows an example of the task status details pane.

    Figure 2: Task Status Details Pane

    Task Status Details Pane

    Select a task in the list and select the Properties tab. Task properties are displayed in the lower pane. Figure 3 shows an example of the task properties.

    Figure 3: Task Properties Pane

    Task Properties Pane

    Select the Modification Log tab to display the user who created the task, operating system, and the creation and modification date and time. Select the Execution History tab to show an expandable list of executed dates. Expand an item in the executed list to see the results for individual nodes or tests.

    Note: Before defining any tasks in the Task Manager, you must first create a device profile.

    To create a new task, click New Task, or select Actions > New Task. The New Task dialog box is displayed. Type a task name and comment. Select a task group from the menu. Select a task. Figure 4 shows the New Task dialog box with All Tasks selected and the Task menu open.

    Figure 4: New Task Dialog Box

    New Task Dialog Box

    Click Next. The New Task Step 2 dialog box is displayed. Figure 5 shows the New Task Step 2 dialog box for Device Ping Collection.

    Figure 5: New Task Step 2 Dialog Box

    New Task Step 2 Dialog Box

    Note: Every task has different information that must be specified in Step 2. This example shows a Device SNMP Collection type of task.

    Select the device profile to use. Select Use Device Profile, and then select a specific device profile from the Device Profile menu. Alternately, select Use Master Profile. The Device profile field changes to Group, and All Devices are listed. Select Use Profile Directly, and then select the profile from the list.

    The Select device(s) or Select profiles(s) pane is populated. Add the devices or profiles to the list of devices or profiles to be collected. Scroll down to the lower pane and specify the task parameters for the type of test being performed. Click Next. Figure 6 show the New Task Step 3 dialog box.

    Figure 6: New Task Step 3 Dialog Box

    New Task Step 3 Dialog Box

    Select the server from the Polling Server menu. Select the schedule type. Specify the start and end date. Click Next. A confirmation is displayed.

    Certain types of tasks can be delegated to an Spark cluster. To delegate the task to a Spark cluster, select Do you wish to run this task on Spark Cluster?

    Click Ok.

    To change task settings, click View/Modify. The Modify Task dialog box is displayed. Figure 7 shows the Modify Task dialog box.

    Figure 7: Modify Task Dialog Box

    Modify Task Dialog Box

    Specify the required information in Step 2 and select the schedule in Step 3 as you did when you created the task.

    You can perform other actions on the tasks. Select a task and open the Actions menu. Figure 8 shows the Actions menu.

    Figure 8: Task Manager Actions Menu

    Task Manager Actions Menu

    Modified: 2017-04-04