Task Manager is a special mechanism that was added to the program for executing monitoring checks for hosts using a schedule. This can be useful when there is no need to run some checks repeatedly in short intervals all the time. This can refer to non-critical checks of host's or server's parameters that change not so often or need to be monitored rarely. For example, you can check the number of files in the monthly or quarter reports folder. With help of the task manager, you can run this check on some special day and save resources instead of running it every day or hour.
The Task Manager executes only those monitoring checks which were previously created by a user and saved in the settings database. In order to stop the standard periodical check execution, you need to disabled it. This will not prevent the Task Manager from the check execution on planned time and date. The disabled check will be displayed gray in the list of checks, but its status will be updated according to the planned execution results.
In order to plan a check execution, you need to do the following:
- Create a check for the necessary host. Specify its parameters and configure the notification alerts.
- Disable the check using the context menu item Disable check.
- Open the list of tasks using the program's toolbar menu Monitoring | Task Manager.
- Add a new task using the Add button. On the Task dialog, specify the new task's name, time and frequency of its execution. Select the Run check item in the Action drop-down list. Select a necessary check using the [.] button below.
- Save changes by clicking OK.
After that, the Task Manager will execute the new task on the specified time and date.