Eyeglass Jobs, Job Types and Jobs Window Tech Note

This Tech Note applies to:

  • Eyeglass Isilon Edition R1.1 


This Tech Note covers the following topics:

  • Eyeglass standard Jobs
  • Eyeglass configuration replication Jobs for Isilon



Jobs Feature is used to keep track of Eyeglass tasks.  There are standard Eyeglass jobs such as device inventory discovery as well as an Isilon specific configuration, configuration replication Job.  For each Job, the Job start and finish time is . The inventory retrieval jobs run automatically to collect changes on the cluster configurations.


Two categories for Jobs defined are :

  • Job Definitions for configuration
  • Running Jobs - Active jobs


When the inventory is run it retrieves information about SyncIQ policies and creates configuration replication jobs to protect the share configuration on any shares found under the path defined under the SyncIQ policy source path.  

Required Licenses :


No license required to access Jobs window.

Basic Eyeglass Jobs such as Inventory retrieval and archive creation jobs can be seen in Running Jobs tabs.  


But to be able to create manual jobs and edit configuration for existing jobs, Inventory window must have cluster elements so that jobs can be configured to select source and destination nodes. For this, the minimal license required is Eyeglass base license and Isilon NE Discovery type license.


Job Definitions :

Job Definitions tab allows users to create manual Job from the window itself.


“Add New Job” at the bottom of window allows users to create Jobs manually and define Job Name, Source and destination. Once created, It also allows to edit configurations for the created job and select smb shares from Source to be replicated.


Job Definitions window has 3 columns :



  • Job Name :



displays name as was defined during job creation.


This column displays a + symbol along with it which when expanded provides more details about the job such as :


Enabled/Disabled : The Job can be enabled or disabled from the Jobs window itself. When its disabled , this field displays “USERDISABLED” State , If its enabled, it displays “ENABLED” . For Auto Type Jobs, If the Policy is disabled from OneFS, it displays “POLICY DISABLED”.


Job Type : It display two Job types : “AUTO” and “MANUAL”.

  • Auto is for Jobs automatically detected by Eyeglass when a policy is created in OneFS and Job is scheduled from there.


  • Manual is for Jobs that were manually created from Jobs window.

Source : It displays Isilon cluster name configured as Source for replication Job.


Destination : It displays Isilon cluster name configured as Destination for replication Job.


Last success : This field displays date when the job was last successfully run. If the Job was never run successfully, this field is empty.



  • last Run Date :



displays the date when the job was last run regardless of its last state was failed or success.



  • State :



displays the current state of Job.

  • “OK” if the Last Run date and Last success date matches.
  • “ERROR” if the Last Run date and Last success date doesn’t match.

Running Jobs :


This category displays the currently running jobs and its details such as :


Job Name : displays the name of Job

State : displays the state of Job : Finished or Running

Started : displays time when it was started

Finished : displays time when it was finished.


Some Features


  • Edit Configurations :


Able to edit configurations for all type of Jobs from the window itself. The configurations can be selected from the cluster displayed in Inventory window. we can sync or stop syncing the configuration replication by selecting or deselecting shares from inventory.



  • Delete :


Able to delete manually created jobs and the jobs that are not currently running.


  • Enable/Disable :


Able to enable/disable all type of jobs.

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