Automatically Rerun Failed Jobs or Tasks
XTAM can be configured to automatically rerun periodic jobs or tasks that have resulted in a failure. This option improves the chances to reach computers that are often appear outside of the corporate network, offline or shutdown frequently to reset password, check password status, manage local administrators group or maintain valid service credentials.
The configuration for this option is driven by two system parameters both of which allow time interval specifications in seconds, minutes, hours or days: Rerun Failed Job Window defines for how long the job should be repeated and Rerun Failed Job Interval defines how frequently the fall back job should be scheduled.
To configure these rerun options:
Login to XTAM with a System Administrator account
Navigate to Administration > Settings > Parameters
Locate or search for the parameters Rerun Failed Job Interval and Rerun Failed Job Window
- Rerun Failed Job Interval: The system will reschedule failed periodic, monthly or weekly jobs several times with the specified interval during the specified time window or until the job will succeed. Note that non-zero time interval should be smaller that the rerun failed job time window.
- Rerun Failed Job Window: The system will reschedule failed periodic, monthly or weekly jobs several times during the specified time window or until the job will succeed.
For each parameter, enter the desired value in a space or colon separated list of tokens, each token is a number plus time unit, defined in seconds (s), minutes (m), hours (h) or days (d). For example:
- 1d 12h — means 1 day and 12 hours
- 45m — means 45 minutes
- 0d or 0h or 0m or 0 — means zero
Click the Save button next to each value when finished.
Attempted periodic job reruns will appear in the Job History report as the Type Fallback, as shown in the screenshot below.