Monitoring jobs and viewing job history

In BMC Database Automation (BDA), you can monitor the status of automated database activities in addition to viewing the history of completed jobs.


The activity timeout period within a BDA job is 12 hours.

When a provisioning task is initiated (such as creating a database or cluster, or adding a database instance), you can monitor the progress from the Jobs menu. The Jobs page enables you to view details of the completed jobs.  

For a comprehensive list of provisioning activities organized by database type, refer to Provisioning new databases.

To monitor a job or view the details of a completed job

  1. In the Context Frame, select Jobs.
    The following information is provided in the Jobs overview page.

    Jobs page item



    Area where you can narrow down the results by date, status, or search for a specific job by Job ID

    (2020 Release 01) You can perform a search by Job ID, Title, Node, or host name in the Search Jobs field.

    Status descriptions are as follows:

    In ProgressIndicates that a job is still running
    SuccessIndicates that a job is successfully completed
    FailedIndicates that a job has failed
    ScheduledIndicates that a job is scheduled for execution at a later date and time
    CanceledIndicates that a job was canceled when it was running
    ExpiredIndicates that a job has expired
    Pending ApprovalIndicates that a job is yet to be approved
    Approval RejectedIndicates that a job was rejected
    Verified (BDA version 8.9.02)

    Indicates that a job completed the pre-verification phase and then the job stopped running

    (2020 Release 01) The default value of this property is true. If you wish to stop seeing the pre-verified jobs, you can set the can_show_verified_jobs property to false in the /app/clarity/dmanager/etc/d2500_config file on the BDA Manager.

    Job IDUnique identifier for the job


    Descriptive name of the job

    Node (2020 Release 01)

    Details of the node on which the job is executed

    If you execute a job on multiple nodes, a magnifier icon is displayed after the node details. Click the magnifier icon to see details of all nodes in the new Attached Nodes window.


    The magnifier icon is not displayed if you execute a job without a node or on one node only.

    Start Time

    Month-day-year and hour-minute-second that the job was started

    Completion Time

    Month-day-year and hour-minute-second that the job was finished. If the job is not yet complete, In Progress is displayed.

    Elapsed Time

    Amount of time that has passed for the specified job


    Indication of whether the process is in progress, scheduled, expired, canceled, successful, or failed

    (2020 Release 02) To sort the following fields in ascending or descending order, click one of them:

    • Job ID

    • Title

    • Start Time

    • Completion Time

    • Status

    (2020 Release 02) By default, the data in the Jobs overview page is sorted by Job ID in descending order.

  2. Under Title, click a specific job for more detailed information.
    The sections in the Job Summary page contain the following details about the job:
    • Information: Lists general information about the job, including the domain in which the job originated and the logon name and IP address of the user who initiated the job. Also lists the time the job began, ended, and length of time to complete the job as well as whether it was successful.
      Starting with version 8.9.01, the Results section of certain BDA job types (for example, Oracle and SQL Server patching) displays:
      • More verbose feedback text  
      • A link to view and save installer output for analysis and troubleshooting
      • External links to additional resources 
    • Pre-Verification: Lists the overall success rate of any pre-verification tests that were run as part of this job. Click View Details for additional information about the tests that were run. Also included are links to the log file and package for this job.
    • Provisioning: For provisioning jobs, lists the provisioning tasks that were performed for this job. Click View Details for additional information.
    • Provisioning Scripts: For provisioning jobs, lists any provisioning scripts that were run before or after the provisioning task. To rerun any of the scripts, click Rerun Scripts. You can then select the scripts that you want to rerun and click Rerun Scripts to execute these scripts.
    • Job Output: Displays the Action job output files (stdout and stderr) resulting from executed actions. Click View to view the contents of the output file, or click Download to download the output file to your system. When viewing the output file, you can also copy the contents to paste elsewhere for analysis or troubleshooting.
    • Rerun Job: (Applies to provisioning, patching, upgrade and Action jobs.) Launches the initial verification phase of the selected job again, by using the same input as the first job run. This job is executed based on the value of the Automatically continue if all tests succeed option in the original job.

If either of the following conditions is met, you can re-run a job:

    • You have RERUN_ANY_JOB capability on ALL entities in the job.
    • You are the same user who initiated the original job, and less than 24 hours have passed since the job create timestamp.

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