Using Task Manager (Saved Operations)

Use Task Manager to create compound operations from any simple and compound operations that you have saved. A simple operation is an action applied to one or more devices; for example, archive router1. A compound operation is a combination of simple or compound actions applied to one or more devices; for example, archive all devices, restore-merge all routers, then archive all routers again.

You save simple archive (Settings > Archive), restore (Settings > Restore), and inventory scan (Inventory Management > Scan) operations by providing a unique name and an optional comment. Saved operations are listed in the Task Manager (Settings > Saved Operations). (See Figure 3.)

Figure 3: Saved Operations

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Devices on the network may share a large portion of their configuration with one another—they might have the same DNS, NTP, SNMP, system log, and RADIUS configuration; the same firewall filters; the same routing protocols, and the same routing policies. For this reason, you can take one configuration and import it into the Junos Scope software using Configuration > Repository > Import, then save that configuration with a unique name and a descriptive comment. Using Task Manager, you can then restore that configuration (upload it) to multiple devices. Saving operations from a device or group and reusing them reduces production time and errors.

With Task Manager, you can manipulate saved operations as follows:

You can immediately view the status of operations that have run in real time. You can view the status of these operations using an existing schedule (Monitor > Operations). You can also view the status of a selected operation (Monitor > Status).

To use Task Manager operations, you must have superuser or read-write permission.

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