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Managing Software Image Deployment Jobs

 

This topic describes how to manage software image jobs. A software image job is created each time you deploy software images to devices or schedule a software image deployment. You can check the status of jobs, see job details, and cancel scheduled jobs.

To start managing software image jobs:

  1. Click Deploy in the Network Director banner.
  2. In the Tasks pane, select Image Management > View Image Deployment Jobs.

    The Image Deployment Jobs page opens in the main window.

This topic describes:

Selecting Software Image Management Options

From the Image Deployment Jobs page, you can:

Table 1 describes the information provided in the of the Image Deployment Jobs table.

Table 1: Image Deployment Jobs Table

Table Column

Description

Job Id

An identifier assigned to the job.

Check box

Select to perform an action on the job in that row.

Job Name

Job name.

Percent

Percentage of the job that is complete.

Status

Job status. The possible states are:

  • CANCELLED—The job was cancelled by a user.

  • SCHEDULED—The job is scheduled but has not run yet.

  • INPROGRESS—The job is running.

  • SUCCESS—The job completed successfully. This state is applied if all of the devices in the job completed successfully.

  • FAILURE—The job failed. This state is applied if any of the devices in the job failed. But some of the devices might have completed successfully. View the job details for the status of each device.

Summary

Job summary.

Scheduled Start Time

Job’s scheduled start time.

Actual Start Time

Time when the job started.

End Time

Time when the job ended.

User

User who created the job.

Recurrence

This field is not used for software image management jobs.

Viewing Software Image Job Details

To view the details of a software image job:

  1. Select the job in the table.
  2. Click Show Details.

    The Device Image Staging window opens. See Using the Device Image Staging Window for a description of the window.

Using the Device Image Staging Window

Use the Device Image Staging window to view information about software image jobs. Table 2 describes this window.

Table 2: Device Image Staging Window Description

Field

Description

Job Name

Job name.

Start Time

Job’s scheduled start time.

End Time

Time when the job ended.

% Complete

Percentage of the job that is complete.

Status

Job status. The possible statuses are:

  • CANCELLED—The job was cancelled by a user.

  • SCHEDULED—The job is scheduled but has not run yet.

  • INPROGRESS—The job is running.

  • SUCCESS—The job completed successfully.

  • FAILURE—The job failed.

Host Name

Host name of device.

Status

Device status. The possible statuses are:

  • INPROGRESS—The job is running.

  • SUCCESS—The job completed successfully.

  • FAILURE—The job failed.

% Complete

Percentage of the job that is complete on the device.

Start Time

Time when the job started on the device.

End Time

Time when the job ended on the device.

Description

Description of the job on the device. Can include error messages for failed devices.

Close

Click to close the window.

Canceling Software Image Jobs

To cancel a software image job:

  1. Select the job in the table.
  2. Click Cancel.