Scheduling tasks

Network Olympus provides the means by which you can setup and adjust 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 task parameters can be set during the sensor setup, on the Configuration step.
  2. Running actions on a schedule.
    The task parameters can be set during the action setup, on the Configuration step.
  3. Running scans on a schedule
    The task parameters can be set on the Schedule settings step in the Scanner wizard.

Main task parameters

Tasks can be scheduled to run with various frequency:

Frequency Recurrence Description Parameters Example
Once No The task will run at a selected time on a selected day. Run date and time January 22, 2020 at 3 PM
Daily Yes The task will run every few days.

Start date

Interval in days

since 4 PM on October 15, 2019

every third day

Weekly Yes The 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 days Yes

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 week Yes

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

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 either a few seconds for monitoring tasks, or many weeks for scanning tasks.
  • 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.