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Introduction to task planner

The Task Planner helps you schedule automated tasks that perform actions at a specific time. It maintains all scheduled tasks inside a calendar, providing an organized view of the tasks and a convenient point of access for managing them. Within the calendar, you can at will, add, modify, and delete tasks. These can be so planned several days or months in advance and optionally at a programmed repetition frequency. Repeated tasks can also be later modified individually to create exceptions.

The Task Scheduler converts LoriotPro into a real conductor  to help you run your supervision. You will be able to trigger programmed actions that will launch in your absence some  SNMP audits on your systems, generate reports and create dashboards, send alarms, Email and SMS, start or shutdown the supervision of systems individually or by group, exclude them  during maintenance periods.
For  Extended and Broadcast versions of LoriotPro, the execution of planned LUA scripts, opens a myriad of possibilities for applications that will facilitate the life of the supervisor of technical infrastructure and/or IT  in all its daily and repetitive tasks .

Task Planner Overview

The primary use of this tool is to finely control the periodic polling of equipment. For all equipment declared in the LoriotPro directory, the Polling allows to continuously monitor the presence of this equipment and its IP network connection. This control can, depending on the configuration be made either by PING or SNMP. In addition, more complex audits can carry out checks of operation or availability of specific services (TCP, FTP, HTML, SQL, etc ..). In Task Scheduler, activation or inactivation of the polling of equipment or group of equipment used to control the period of supervision based on actual usage periods and avoid such noncritical night alarms. Similarly, a device in maintenance state should be excluded from supervision during this period for the same reason, avoid non significant alarms.

Its second use is the regular generation of reports of the performance and availability of applications and systems (QoS SLA). What could be more effective than receiving by email every Monday such a report over the past week on the availability rate of your IT infrastructure, about your server’s disk space, about the occupancy rates of the sending message queues, the state of your printer fleet and usage of consumables?

Other tasks may include trigger special treatment on systems such as dump logs, delete large files, running SNMP audits, disable network links. It can also be very useful to planned restarts your applications, servers, Ethernet switches, IP routers. Also think of the creation of web content weekly on the state of the information system for your intranet, sending emails or SMS to inform your employees or to remind them a job to do before or for a specific date.

The programming of the recurrence of a task is easy to set up over many conditions. A task can be repeated at regular intervals, for example every day,  some days of the week, of the month or of the year. The occurrence of a task can be modified or deleted then individually. The end of a repeating task is also programmable. The establishment of a task recurrence takes a few mouse clicks.