Client Automation - How to schedule the USD Agent to due periodic Jobchecks?

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Article ID: 40520

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CA Client Automation - IT Client Manager CA Client Automation CA Client Automation - Software Delivery

Issue/Introduction

Client Automation by default has the Scalability Server(SS) trigger an agent to run a SD Jobcheck when a SD job is available.

Some environments don't allow the Scalability Server to talk to the agent, unless the agent talks first.

How do I schedule the USD Agent to due periodic Jobchecks to look for Pending Software Delivery Jobs?

Environment

 CA Client Automation 14.0 and above

Resolution

 In Client Automation R14 there is a new Configuration Policy section under:


Default Computer Policy \ DSM \ Common Components \ CAF \ Scheduler \ Run the USD Agent

It has the following options:


CAF Scheduler: command line    - The caf command which performs this job
CAF Scheduler: Days to exclude - The list of days which are excluded from the schedule. You can specify any combination of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
                                                     Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Names are separated by spaces.
CAF Scheduler: Hour                  - For daily schedules, this value is the hour at which the job runs. For hourly and minute schedules it is not used. 
CAF Scheduler: Hours to exclude - The list of hours which are excluded from the schedule. You can specify hours using the 24 hour clock. Hours are separated by spaces.
CAF Scheduler: Minute                - For daily and hourly jobs, this value is the minute past the hour at which the job runs. It is not used for minute jobs.
CAF Scheduler: Random minute  - If "random" is specified in the job type then a random number of minutes between 0 and this value is added to the specified job time. This allows a job to run at "fuzzy" regular intervals.
CAF Scheduler: Random now time- If "now" is specified in the type then this is the number of seconds within which the job runs.
CAF Scheduler: Repeat               - The time between repetitions of the job. This depends on the type - e.g. for a daily job, this is the number of days between jobs.
CAF Scheduler: Type of Job       -  Type of schedule interval. Possible values are: day, hour and minute. You can also add a number of optional qualifiers. Add "random"  to run the job with a random time added to the specified time, up to the value of randomminutes. Add random_hour to run at a random hour during the day. Add random_minute to run at a random minute during the hour. Add "now" to run the job within "randomnowtime" seconds. Multiple values are separated by spaces.
Plugin dependency                     - Name of plugin required by job

           

Example - Configure USD Agent to run every 30 minutes


For configuring the USD Agent to run every 30 minutes set the following values:

CAF Scheduler: Type of Job - minutes now
CAF Scheduler: Repeat - 30

Leave the remaining parameters at default.

Additional Information

You can either update the Default Configuration Policy and then it will update all Agents

OR

You can create a Custom Policy and only apply it to a Single Machine or Group.   

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