Job Scheduling Options

Define a schedule for each job that you create or edit from the
Schedule
dialog in the Job wizard.
Verify that the time zone is configured for the region in which the job occurs. See Synchronize the System Clock using NTP.
Consider the following scheduling options.
Immediate
If you select
Immediate
, the job runs immediately after you finish creating or editing the job. To have the job listed on the
Scheduled
jobs page, select
Save this job in Scheduled Jobs
.
The job displays in
Job History
and
Scheduled Jobs
(if you selected the check box).
No Schedule
To run an on-demand job or to define the schedule later, select
No Schedule
.
Although the job does not have a schedule, it still displays in the
Scheduled Jobs
section. When you are ready to run the job, initiate the job manually by selecting
Run Now
.
Management Center
displays the
Are you sure you want to run the selected job now?
message. Click
Yes
. The
Job History
page displays the completed job.
Run Once Only
Certain jobs only need to be run once (for example, when you install a policy to a device).
Select
Run Once Only
and then specify the date and time to run the job:
  • In the
    Run at
    field, enter the time (using a 24-hour clock) you want to run the job, or use the arrows to adjust the time.
  • Click the calendar icon and select the day.
The job is listed in the
Scheduled Jobs
section until it runs at the scheduled time.
Periodic
You can schedule a job to run periodically, such as every two weeks or every three days. To specify a periodic schedule, you indicate the frequency that the job should run and when you want the first job to run:
  • Run every
    (number) of (minutes, hours, or days)
  • Starting at
    (time) on (a specific date). Enter the time using a 24-hour clock.
The job is listed in the
Scheduled Jobs
section.
Daily
You can schedule a job to run every day at a certain time. Specify the time using a 24-hour clock:
  • Run at
    (hh) : (mm)
The job is listed in the
Scheduled Jobs
section.
Monthly
You can schedule a job to run monthly. To specify a monthly schedule, you indicate which day of the month to run the job and the time of day:
  • Run on the
    (first, second, third, fourth, fifth) (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
    of the month
    .
  • Run on day
    (1-31) of the month.
  • Run on the last day of the month
    .
  • Run at
    (hh):(mm) Enter the time using a 24-hour clock.
The scheduled job displays in the
Scheduled Jobs
section.
If the job that you are scheduling is large (meaning it takes a lot of time and resources), schedule the job to run during off-hours or on weekends.