How to set UIM robot startup delay to 5 mins after the OS is started up

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NIMSOFT PROBES DX Infrastructure Management CA Unified Infrastructure Management for z Systems CA Unified Infrastructure Management On-Premise (Nimsoft / UIM) CA Unified Infrastructure Management SaaS (Nimsoft / UIM)

Issue/Introduction

You can use the Windows Task Scheduler to schedule a task for delaying the start of the UIM robot. Sometimes this is ncessary for 1 or more machines that are having trouble starting up after reboot.

Cause

- Robot may not start after Windows Update/patching

Environment

CA UIM 8.x or later on Windows Server

Resolution


1. Set startup type of "Nimsoft Robot Watcher" service as "Manual". 

2. Create a task for delayed start up of the "Nimsoft Robot Watcher" service.

  • Open "Task Scheduler" from "Control Panel" -> "System and Security" -> "Administrative Tools" 
  • In the "Task Scheduler Library", right click and "Create New Task", DO NOT use the "Basic Task"

 

 

  • Name the new task, and check "Run whether user is logged on or not"

 

 

  • Create Trigger and choose "Begin the task" as "At startup" and in the "Advanced settings", check "Delay task for": 5 minutes.

 

  • In the "Actions" tab, Enter an Action as "Start a program", choose the location of "nimbus.exe", typically at "C:\Program Files (x86)\Nimsoft\bin". Also need to "Add arguments (optional)":  -start

 

 

  • The Actions screenshots should appear as follows:

 

 

Additional Information

1. Start, Stop, or Uninstall a Robot (Command Line)
https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/unified-infrastructure-management/9-0-2/administering/start-stop-or-uninstall-a-robot-command-line.html

2. Task Scheduler
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa383614(v=vs.85).aspx 

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