Managing Tasks on a Nominode

Tasks allow you to schedule and automate the execution of the functions within the Engines on your Nominode.

Creating a Task

  1. Click on Tasks near the top of the left hand navigation menu of your Nominode.
  2. Set the Project Select field at the top of the page to the Project* that you would like to associate the new Task with. 
  3. Click on the Create Task button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  4. Type or pick the name of one of the Engines installed on your Nominode for the Task to use.
  5. Click on the Select button.
  6. Fill out the desired field values specific to the Task you have chosen.
  7. Optionally, you can use the Shared Object Select field to pick a predefined value for use in multiple Tasks.
  8. If the Engine chosen for your Task requires credentials or other secure information for the interactions it provides, choose the Connection with that information in the appropriate field on the form. 
  9. Alternatively, you can use the green pencil icon in the lower right hand corner of the page to define the entire Task in a JSON text editor.
  10. Click on the Create button in the upper right hand corner of the Update section.
  11. Click on Yes when prompted to save the Task.

*Projects are discussed in more detail in the Nominode Permissions Overview support document.  Steps to create a new Project are also available.

Executing a Task

  1. Click on Tasks near the top of the left hand navigation menu of your Nominode.
  2. Use the Project Select field at the top of the page to select the Project that your Task is associated with.
  3. Locate your Task in the list, using the search fields or page navigation arrows if necessary.
  4. Click on the lightning bolt icon in the Execute column of the Task to start it.
  5. You will be redirected to the Execution Details for your Task in the Executions area of your Nominode.
  6. Alternatively, you can click on the name of your Task from the list and then click on the Execute button in the upper right hand corner of the Update Task page.  After clicking Yes in the confirmation dialog, a new tab will open to the Execution Details for your Task in the Executions area of your Nominode.

Monitoring a Task Execution

  1. Click on Executions in the left hand navigation menu of your Nominode.
  2. Use the Project Select field at the top of the page to select the Project that your Task is associated with.
  3. Locate your Execution in the list, using the search fields or page navigation arrows if necessary.
  4. Click on the Task name in the Execution column of the specific Execution that you are interested in.
  5. Alternative steps to locate your Execution:
    1. Click on Tasks near the top of the left hand navigation menu of your Nominode.
    2. Use the Project Select field at the top of the page to select the Project that your Task is associated with.
    3. Locate your Task in the list, using the search fields or page navigation arrows if necessary.
    4. Click on the name of your Task in the Task Name column.
    5. Click on the Executions tab on the Update Task page.
    6. Locate the Execution in the list, using the search fields or page navigation arrows if necessary.
    7. Click on the arrow ( > ) icon in Details column for the specific Execution that you are interested in.
  6. The Progress field displays how far along the Execution has progressed, with the 100 value reflecting completion.
  7. The Started field displays the date and time when the Execution began.
  8. The Last Update field displays the date and time of the most recent polling of the Execution’s status.
  9. The Status field displays the value of the Progress field during the most recent polling of the Execution’s status.
  10. The Message field displays additional information from the Nominode about Execution from the most recent polling.
  11. Expand the Parameters section to view the Task field details in JSON format.
  12. Expand CPU & Memory section to view a graph of the Execution performance information.
  13. The Logs section at the bottom of the page provides detailed information about the Execution.

Stopping a Task Execution

  1. Click on Executions in the left hand navigation menu of your Nominode.
  2. Use the Project Select field at the top of the page to select the Project that your Task is associated with.
  3. Locate your Task Execution in the list, using the search fields or page navigation arrows if necessary.
  4. Click on the slashed circle icon ( Ø ) in the Kill Task column of your Task Execution.
  5. Alternatively, you can click on the Task name in the Execution column and then click on the Kill Execution button in the upper right hand corner of the Execution Details page.

Editing a Task

  1. Click on Tasks near the top of the left hand navigation menu of your Nominode.
  2. Use the Project Select field at the top of the page to select the Project that your Task is associated with.
  3. Locate your Task in the list, using the search fields or page navigation arrows if necessary.
  4. Click on the name of the Task in the Task Name column.
  5. Click on the Unlock button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  6. You can now modify the alias for your Task and the other field values specific to it.
  7. Alternatively, you can use the green pencil icon in the lower right hand corner of the page to update the entire Task in a JSON text editor.
  8. Click the Save button in the upper right hand corner of the page when you are done.
  9. Alternatively, you can click on the Save & Execute button, if you want to trigger an immediate execution afterwards.
  10. Click on Yes when prompted to save the Task.

Cloning a Task

  1. Click on Tasks near the top of the left hand navigation menu of your Nominode.
  2. Use the Project Select field at the top of the page to select the Project that your Task is associated with.
  3. Locate your Task in the list, using the search fields or page navigation arrows if necessary.
  4. Click on the name of the Task in the Task Name column.
  5. Click on the Clone button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
  6. Click on Yes when prompted to create a new Task.
  7. Specify an alias for your Task clone.
  8. Adjust any of the cloned field values, if desired.
  9. Alternatively, you can use the green pencil icon in the lower right hand corner of the page to modify the entire cloned Task in a JSON text editor.
  10. Click on the Create button in the upper right hand corner of the Update section.
  11. Click on Yes when prompted to save the Task.

Deleting a Task

    1. Click on Tasks near the top of the left hand navigation menu of your Nominode.
    2. Use the Project Select field at the top of the page to select the Project that your Task is associated with.
    3. Locate your Task in the list, using the search fields or page navigation arrows if necessary.
    4. Click on the name of the Task in the Task Name column.
    5. Click on the Delete button in the upper right hand corner of the page.
    6. Click on Yes when prompted to delete the Task.
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