This Knowledge base article provides general information about how to create Tasks in Neverfail Continuity Engine.
Tasks are a generalization and extension of start, stop, and monitor scripts.
Task types are grouped by when the tasks are run, and include the following:
Tasks can be defined and implemented by plug-ins or by the user, or they can be built-in tasks defined by Neverfail Continuity Engine itself. User-defined tasks are implemented as command lines, which can include launching a batch-script. Examples of built-in tasks include monitoring a protected service state on the active and passive servers. An example of a Plug-in-defined task is the discovery of protected data and services for a particular application.
To navigate to the ‘Tasks’ tab, login to the Engine Management Service, click on the Tasks tab.
Add a Task
Should the ‘Command’ entry require specific user credentials, click on the User Accounts button in the upper right of the pane to add user accounts thereby making them available to be selected in the ‘Add Task’ dialog under the ‘Run As’ drop down.
Edit a Task
To edit a task, select the task in the ‘Tasks’ pane and click on the Edit button. Editing allows you to edit the interval of the task or to disable the task as well.
After completing edits of the task, click on the OK button to accept the settings and dismiss the dialog.
Remove a Task
To remove a task, simply select the desired task and click on the Remove button. Neverfail presents a confirmation dialog asking if you are sure you want to remove the task. Acknowledge the dialog and the task is immediately removed.
Start a Task Manually
Neverfail Continuity Engine provides the flexibility to wait for either the designated period or event to occur before launching the task or to launch the task immediately. To launch the task immediately, select the desired task and then click the Run Now button. Neverfail Continuity Engine responds by immediately launching the task.
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