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The appliance displays scheduled tasks and approval tasks in the Task Manager tab of Grid Manager. Scheduled tasks are those with scheduled time listed and approval tasks contain approval status. A task can also be scheduled and queued for approval at the same time. By default, all completed and rejected tasks are displayed in Task Manager for up to 14 days before they are removed from the list. You can configure how long the completed and rejected tasks are displayed in Task Manager using the CLI command set delete_tasks_interval. For more information about the CLI command, see Infoblox CLI Guide.
The appliance logs all tasks in the audit log and associates each with a task ID. By default, Grid Manager sorts tasks by Task ID in Task Manager. You can view tasks that you are allowed to see based on your permissions. For information about admin permissions, see About Administrative Permissions.
To view tasks:

  1. From the Administration tab, select the Workflow tab -> Task Manager tab.
  2. Grid Manager displays the following information for each task:

    Field NameDescription
    Task IDThe ID associated with the task. The appliance assigns an ID to a task in chronological order. By default, the appliance sorts tasks by Task ID.
    TypeIndicates key information about certain types of executing/executed jobs. The Type column lists values for Port Control and for Object Change tasks undertaken by Grid Manager or submitted by Grid Manager for approval by the administrator.
    Affected ObjectThe name or value of the object that is associated with the task. For example, if the task involves an A record, this field displays the domain name of the record. If it is a fixed address, it displays the IP address of the fixed address.
    Scheduled TimeThe date, time, and time zone when the appliance executes the task.
    Submitted TimeThe date, time, and time zone when the task was submitted.
    SubmitterThe username of the admin who scheduled or submitted the task.
    Ticket NumberFor an approval workflow, this number may be entered by the submitter to associate the task with a help desk ticket number or a reference number.
    Submitter CommentComments entered by the submitter.
    Approval StatusThe current approval status. Possible values are Approved, Not Applicable, Pending, and Rejected.
    Execution StatusThe execution status of the task. Possible values are Completed, Failed, Pending, and Executing.
    Executed TimeThe date, time, and time zone the task was executed.
    Associated Task(hidden by default) Applies to Port Configuration tasks. If a port configuration task is dependent on an object change task (such as a new Fixed Address or an edit to an existing object), this could will show the Task ID value for the associated object change task.
    ActionThe operation the appliance performs in this task. The can be: Add, Modify, Delete, Network Discovery, Lock/Unlock Zone, or Restart Services.
    Task DetailsDetailed information about the task. This message also appears in the audit log.
    ApproverThe username of the admin who has approved this task.
    Approver CommentComments entered by the approver.
    Object TypeThe object type. For example, the appliance can display A Record or Fixed Address.

You can do the following in the Task Manager tab:

  • Sort the tasks in ascending or descending order by column, except for TaskDetails.
  • Use filters and the search function to look for specific values.

Note

You cannot use the search function to search for approval or execution status. Use filters to search for these values.

  • Create a quick filter to save frequently used filter criteria. Grid Manager provides the following default quick filters that you can select from the Quick Filter drop-down list: PendingApprovals, RejectedTasks, and ScheduledTasks. For more information, see Using Quick Filters.
  • Export and print the information in the table.
  • Control the display of information in the panel by toggling between a single-line view and a multi-line view.
  • Reschedule a task, cancel a scheduled task, or execute a task immediately.
  • For approvers, select a task and click the Approve icon to approve the task, or click the Reject icon to disapprove the task. You can also reschedule the task while approving it.

Note

If you have multiple pages of tasks in Task Manager, you can select multiple tasks on the current page for approval or disapproval. If you click the Select all objects in this dataset link to select all the tasks in the dataset, the Approve and Reject icons are disabled and you cannot approve or reject any task.


Using the Task Manager Action Menu

The Task Manager page provides an Action icon  column with a series of menu options for features related to grid Manager tasks to manage task execution, scheduling and approval. Menu choices change based upon the context and the current state of tasks in the table; features available in the Action menu include the following:
Figure 1.6 Task Manager Action menu

Features in Action MenuDescription
(AppliesonlywithNetworkInsight) Approve and RejectEnables admins to approve or reject a pending job; rejecting a job immediately cancels it.
AssociatedTask (applies only with port configuration tasks)Choosing this option opens the object change task, if any, for the currently selected port configuration task.
ExecutionLogOpens a completed task's execution log window. the Execution Log lists the complete communications sequence sent to a device to perform a port control task.
ExecuteNowForce a selected pending task to execute immediately.
Re-executeAllows you to re-run the selected task. Combined with the Execution Log, this process can aid in troubleshooting a failed port control task.
RescheduleOpens the Reschedule window for the selected task. To immediately execute this task, click Now. Or, in the Reschedule panel, click Later, and then specify a date, time, and time zone. You can reschedule the task if you have the applicable permissions. Click Save to commit the changes.
DeleteDeletes the pending task.
ViewOpens the Task Viewer to the currently selected task. For related information, see Using the Task Viewer to View Job Logs and Approve Jobs.