Easy to create Jobs for your computer assets

By manuelsantos - 1/30/2020

One of the most time-consuming yet important tasks that any organization has is to keep a good track of their inventory and also to manage their employees' equipment to prevent any hardware failures that might stop work for any undeterminated time.

This is when Unosquare's assetcore comes to the picture.

assetcore is a powerful tool that lets users keep track of their inventory on check, schedule Powershell commands to be executed on any computer the user wants and to organize every single piece of hardware or software the company may possess. Today, I would like to discuss one of assetcore's must useful features: the job system.

What is a Job?

The way we handle jobs in assetcore is not a very tricky concept. A job is the way we assign any number of computers, various Powershell commands to be executed on them. The job consists on three central parts:

  1. Basic information. A job will have a name and a description to keep a readable register of it and can be scheduled to run at a given time and day of the week. By default, if no specfic time or day is given, the job will run everyday at first hour of the morning.

  2. Asset assignation. Jobs can be assigned to run on specific computers or group of computers by the user. In the same manner as the scheduling of jobs, if no specific computers or computer groups are given, the job will run on every computer in the organization. Also, jobs need to have users assigned to be notified of the job results, so the user must assign at least one user that a job is currently running.

  3. Command assignation and triggers. Finally, the job must contain at least one command assigned to run. Users can either create their new commands or set previously created commands. The last step is to create triggers to notify users when a job has thrown a result.

Example: If my job checks the data of a computer, I can create a trigger that will rise when the CPU's manufacturer is HP and will notify users which computers check positive on that condition.

How can we create our own jobs?

  1. Basic information

step01-basic info

  1. Scheduling

step02-schedule

  1. Asset assignation

step03-targets

  1. Triggers

step04-triggers

  1. Commands manager & Trigger rules

step05-commandsTriggerRules

  1. VoilĂ !

Finally, you can select your new job in the job page: final

Give it a try

assetcore is a very useful tool to keep track of any organization's inventory and offers powerful and easy-to-use tools.

Give a try! You can find it here.

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