Manage jobs with System Manager - ONTAP 9.7 and earlier

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You can use ONTAP System Manager classic (available in ONTAP 9.7 and earlier) to manage job tasks such as displaying job information and monitoring the progress of a job.

Jobs

Jobs are asynchronous task and typically long-running volume operations, such as copying, moving, or mirroring data. Jobs are placed in a job queue and are run when resources are available. The cluster administrator can perform all the tasks related to job management.

A job can be one of the following categories:

  • A server-affiliated job is placed in queue by the management framework to be run in a specific node.

  • A cluster-affiliated job is placed in queue by the management framework to be run in any node in the cluster.

  • A private job is specific to a node and does not use the replicated database (RDB) or any other cluster mechanism.

    You require the advanced privilege level or higher to run the commands to manage private jobs.

You can manage jobs in the following ways:

  • Displaying job information, including the following:

    • Jobs on a per-node basis

    • Cluster-affiliated jobs

    • Completed jobs

    • Job history

  • Monitoring a job’s progress

  • Displaying information about the initialization state for job managers.

You can determine the outcome of a completed job by checking the event log.

Job window

You can use the Job window to manage job tasks such as displaying job information and monitoring the progress of a job.

Command button

  • Refresh

    Updates the information in the window.

Tabs

  • Current Jobs

    This tab displays information about the job tasks that are in progress.

  • Job History

    This tab displays information about all the jobs.

Job list

  • Job ID

    Displays the ID of the job.

  • Start Time

    Displays the start time of the job.

  • Job Name

    Displays the name of the job.

  • Node

    Displays the name of the node.

  • State

    Displays the state of the job.

  • Job Description

    Displays the description of the job.

  • Progress

    Displays the state of the job.

  • Schedule Name

    Displays the name of the schedule.