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The General panel lets you provide basic information that identifies a Network Shell Script Job. It also includes options defining how the job is deployed to servers.

Field definitions

Name

Identifying name.

Description

Optional descriptive text.

Save in

Folder in which to store the object.

NSH Script

Click Browse and navigate to the script that is the basis of this Network Shell Script Job.
If you selected a script to begin this procedure, this field is already complete. An information line beneath the NSH Script text box identifies the type of script you have selected.

Number of targets to process in parallel

Choose one of the following options:

  • Unlimited — Simultaneously runs the job on as many servers as possible. Application Server settings control the number of targets the job can access.
  • Limited — Specifies the maximum number of targets on which the job can run simultaneously. Limiting the number of targets is useful when a job might temporarily disrupt the functionality of a target server, and you want to limit that disruption to a small fraction of your managed servers.
    If you want the job processed serially at the target servers, set this value to 1. Note, however, that although this is the best approach for achieving serial processing, it does not always guarantee full serial processing at all targets; the first two or three targets might still run in parallel.

Set execution override

Select if this job should always execute as if your current role and user are scheduling the job. After you click this option, the job definition shows the role:user combination under which the job executes.

Clear execution override

Remove an existing execution override.

Execute Asynchronously

Enable asynchronous script execution for the job.
This option is useful in larger scale environments, as it enables you to execute more scripts simultaneously. This option would be useful for any script that executes for a period of time with limited output, such as a monitor script that reboots a machine and waits for the machine to come back online.
However, note that this option is not recommended for scripts that generate medium to large amounts of output to stdout/stderr.

Where to go from here

Network Shell Script Job - Targets

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