This space contains documentation for TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and the later service packs for 8.9. For earlier releases, see BMC Server Automation 8.9.

Timeouts for simulate and staging phases

Deploy Jobs include two properties that let you set timeout values for actions performed during the Simulate and Staging phases of a job. These properties are unique to Deploy Jobs.

By defining timeouts for these properties, a job can be set up so a deployment returns an error or the job fails if the Simulate or Staging phases take too long to complete. Without timeouts, a Deploy Job may wait indefinitely to complete preliminary phases.

To define timeouts, enter values for one or both of the following Deploy Job properties:

  • DEPLOY_JOB_NSH_CMD_TIMEOUT — Sets a timeout value in seconds for agent commands used to determine file system sizes and capacities during the Simulate and Staging phases of a Deploy Job.
  • DEPLOY_JOB_URL_COPY_TIMEOUT — Sets a timeout value in seconds for any copying of payload files that occurs during the Staging phase. This option is only applicable if you are deploying a package of patches or software and the package is defined to use the Copy to Agent staging option.


    For Deploy Jobs, job-level timeout properties only apply to Software Deploy Jobs, basic BLPackage Deploy Jobs, or advanced BLPackage Deploy Jobs with phases that run sequentially. Because job-level timeouts only apply to jobs that are scheduled, job-level timeouts do not apply to undo jobs, which you cannot schedule.

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