Summary: Learn how to view the results of scheduled OMS Automation jobs in this step-by-step blog post.
Good morning everyone, Ed Wilson here, and today I want to talk about how to view the results of scheduled Microsoft Operations Management Suite Automation jobs. First, I need to get to the Automation portal. I can do this directly from my OMS console. After I am in the Automation portal, I click my automation account. This takes me to the automation account pane for my account. This is shown here:
From this pane, I can expand Essentials, which shows the resource group, location, account, and subscription name of the automation account. Most of the time, I already know this information, so to reclaim screen space, I collapse this information by clicking the up arrow beside the word, Essentials.
In my overview pane, I can see the number of resources that I have: runbooks, assets, DSC configurations, and management nodes. I can also see a job log.
The job log shows failed and successful automation jobs
The Job Statistics tile has cool graph that shows a quick overview of the number of successful and failed automation jobs. If I click the big graph in the center, it shows me details for jobs. This is shown here:
Now, I can click a job in the list to see tiles that provide an overview for the job. Tiles show a summary, the number of errors, the number of warnings, input for a job, and output to the job. If I want to, I can look at all logs for the job. An overview for a selected job is shown here:
The detailed logs from the job are shown here:
Here the log contains the output from each step that makes up the job. A sample task output is shown here:
A more powerful approach to check on the status of automation jobs is to filter the output by a specific job. If I have a job that runs often, the job log can be quite extensive. The job filter tool is available from the Jobs pane when I select Filter Jobs. The job filter tool appears here:
What makes this tool powerful is that I can filter by job status. The Job status selections is shown here:
To further refine my filter, I can also choose to modify the Time span as well. This is shown here:
Cool, so I can easily check up on the status of my jobs that I scheduled and ran via automation.
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Microsoft Operations Management Team