S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c @ c i s c o . c o m
Scheduling Maintenance Jobs
The Cisco MDS command scheduler feature helps you schedule configuration and maintenance jobs in
any switch in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family.You can use this feature to schedule jobs on a one-time basis
This chapter includes the following sections:
About the Command Scheduler
The Cisco SAN-OS command scheduler provides a facility to schedule a job (set of CLI commands) or
multiple jobs at a specified time in the future. The job(s) can be executed once at a specified time in the
future or at periodic intervals.
To use the command scheduler, you do not need to obtain any license.
You can use this feature to schedule zone set changes, QOS policy changes, backup data, save the
configuration and other similar jobs.
The following terms are used in this chapter.
OL-16184-01, Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.x
About the Command Scheduler, page 18-1
Configuring the Command Scheduler, page 18-2
Execution Logs, page 18-9
Default Settings, page 18-11
Job—A job is a set of SAN-OS CLI commands (EXEC and config mode) that are executed as
defined in the schedule.
Schedule—A schedule determines the time when the assigned jobs must be executed. Multiple jobs
can be assigned to a schedule. A schedule executes in one of two modes: one-time or periodic.
Periodic mode—A job is executed at the user-specified periodic intervals, until it is deleted by the
administrator. The following types of periodic intervals are supported:
Daily—The job is executed once a day.
Weekly—The job is executed once a week.
C H A P T E R
Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide