You can define administrative tasks for the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS). A task consists in sending an action automatically at a defined time. Examples of such actions include creating a database backup (for embedded databases only) or removing unused firmware files. Tasks can be repeated at intervals or on specific days of the week.

To avoid problems with UMS performance and with backup restoring (see Restoring a Backup), it is highly recommended to use administrative tasks to automatically clean up logs – logging data, job execution data, execution data of administrative tasks, process events, asset information history.

Menu path: UMS Administration > Global Configuration > Administrative Tasks

How to Create an Administrative Task

To create an administrative task, proceed as follows:

  1. Click on  .

  2. In the Create Administrative Task dialog, configure the necessary settings. What settings are available depends on the chosen action. The settings are spread over a number of pages. You can switch between these by clicking on Next and Back.
    The following actions are available:

  3. Click on Finish.
    The task is defined and will be shown in the content panel. The Execution Status will show if the administrative task was executed successfully or failed.