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Jobs Overview

A job is an action that is performed on any object that is managed by Junos Space, such as a device, service, or user. The Jobs workspace lets you monitor the status of jobs that have run or are scheduled to run, in Junos Space Network Management Platform and all installed Junos Space applications. Jobs can be scheduled to run immediately or in the future.

By default, when you log in as a non-administrator, you can view only your own jobs, which include jobs triggered by you as well as jobs reassigned to you. However, at the time of creation or modification of a user account or remote profile, a User Administrator, can explicitly configure the user account or remote profile to view all jobs triggered by all users across all applications. For more information, see the topic Creating Users in Junos Space Network Management Platform or Creating a Remote Profile, as needed.

Junos Space Platform also has a set of predefined user roles that can be assigned to a user to enable access to the various workspaces. For more information about the predefined roles in Junos Space Platform, see Predefined Roles Overview.


By default, a user with the Super Administrator or Job Administrator role can view all jobs triggered by all users across all applications.

Junos Space Platform maintains a history of job statuses for all jobs. When a job is initiated from a workspace, Junos Space Platform assigns a job ID that serves to identify the job (along with the job type) on the Job Management inventory page.

Table 1 lists some of the job types in Junos Space Platform.


The job types listed in the table do not represent the entire list of job types you can manage in Junos Space Platform. Job types that appear in Junos Space Platform vary depending on what Junos Space applications are installed.

Table 1: Junos Space Platform Job Types
Junos Space Application Supported Job Types

Network Management Platform

Add Node

Discover Network Elements

Update Device

Delete Device

Resync Network Element

Role Assignment

Audit Log Archive and Purge

From the Job Management page, you can select jobs and perform the following actions on them using the options on the Actions menu:

  • View Job Details—View the job details. See Viewing Jobs.

  • Cancel Job—Cancel scheduled or in-progress jobs. See Canceling Jobs.

  • Reassign Jobs—Reassign scheduled or recurring jobs of a user to another user. See Reassigning Jobs.

  • Reschedule Job—Reschedule a scheduled job. See Rescheduling and Modifying the Recurrence Settings of Jobs.

  • Retry on Failed Devices—Retry a failed job on the devices. See Retrying a Job on Failed Devices.

  • Archive/Purge Jobs—Archive and purge jobs from the Junos Space database. See Archiving and Purging Jobs.

  • View Recurrence—Display details of recurring jobs, such as job start date and time, recurrence interval, end date and time, and job ID for each occurrence. See Viewing Job Recurrence.

  • Return to Application—Return to the application page from which the job was initiated (if you have the correct permissions to do so). For example, if you selected a database backup recurrence job, then click Return to Application to go to the Database Backup and Restore page.

  • Delete Private Tags—Delete private tags created by you. See Deleting Tags.

  • Tag It—Apply a tag to a job to segregate, filter, and categorize jobs. See Tagging an Object.

  • View Tags—Display tags applied to a job. See Viewing Tags for a Managed Object.

  • UnTag It—Remove tags from jobs. See Untagging Objects.


From Junos Space Network Management Platform Release 15.1R1, device auto-resynchronization jobs are not displayed on the Job Management page. These jobs run in the background and you cannot cancel these jobs from the Junos Space UI. You can view the status of the auto-resynchronization job in the Managed Status column on the Device Management page or from the Device Count by Synchronization State widget on the Devices page. You can collect more information about these jobs from the server.log and autoresync.log files in the /var/log/jboss/servers/server1 directory.

You can view the auto-resynchronization jobs that were scheduled to execute before upgrading to Junos Space Platform Release 15.1R1, on the Job Management page. You can archive or purge these jobs by using the Archive and Purge Jobs workflow and selecting Resync Network Elements. For more information, see Archiving and Purging Jobs.