Scheduling tasks

Network Olympus provides the tools for setting up and adjusting schedules for most kinds of tasks.

This includes the launch of sensors and actions, network scans and updating of device information.

In the current version, the task scheduler can be used to perform the following operations:

  1. Running sensors on a schedule.
    The scheduler parameters can be set during the sensor setup, on the Configuration step.
  2. Running actions on a schedule.
    The scheduler parameters can be set during the action setup, on the Configuration step.
  3. Running scans on a schedule.
    The scheduler parameters are set during the configuration of a scan task. You can create, update or delete a schedule in the Scanner status widget.

Main task parameters

Tasks can be scheduled to run with various frequency:

FrequencyRecurrenceDescriptionParametersExample
ContinualYesThe task will be run every 60 seconds to 24 hours. You can select a preset interval from the drop-down menu or you can define it manually using the s,m,h annex (seconds, minutes, hours).Execution interval35m
OnceNoThe task will run at a selected time on a selected day.Run date and timeJanuary 22, 2020 at 3 PM
DailyYesThe task will run every few days.

Start date

Interval in days

since 4 PM on October 15, 2019

every third day

WeeklyYesThe task will run on selected days of the week every few weeks.

Start date

Days of the week

Interval in weeks

since 7 PM on March 10, 2018

Monday and Friday

every week

Monthly on specific daysYes

The task will run on selected days of the month.

The last day of the month can be selected.

Start date

Months

Days of the month

since 11:30 on April 16, 2019

in April and December

on the 16th and 19th

Monthly on specific weeks and days of the weekYes

The task will run on selected days of selected weeks of selected months.

The last week of the month can be selected.

Start date

Months

Days of the week

Week numbers

since 8:50 on June 5, 2018

June, July and August

Monday and Friday

first and last week

The following intervals are preset for the Continual scheduler mode:
  • 1m for sensors
  • 1h for actions
  • 12h for scan tasks
You can change these values in Settings on the Monitoring tab.

Additional task parameters

For all types of tasks, you can set the following parameters:

  • Enable scheduled task:
    If the scheduled task is disabled, it won't be run by the scheduler until it's enabled.
  • Force run skipped tasks:
    This setting is designed to run tasks that were skipped for some reason. In such a case, the task will be run once in the closest possible time.
    The date and time for the next run is then recalculated from this moment according to the schedule.

For recurring tasks, you can additionally set:

  • Date and time of task finish:
    After the specified date and time is reached, the period in which the task is enabled comes to an end and no further tasks will be run.
    If the field is empty, the task will be run until it's disabled manually or deleted.
  • Loop for the task (Repeat task every).
    Allows to repeat the task at regular intervals.
    In this way, tasks can also be run in the interim period between the runs triggered by the main parameters.
    The interval can be set either manually or from the drop-down menu, allowing to repeat the task every 60 seconds to 24 hours.
  • Period for the interval (For the duration of).
    Allows to limit the period in which looped tasks will be performed.
    For example: repeat task every 1 hour for the duration of 8 hours.