Jobs are started by various RSA NetWitness Platform components; for example, downloading Content Management System (CMS) resources from Live Services and extracting logs, meta, and PCAP files from NetWitness Investigate.
In the ADMIN > System view, Administrators can manage all NetWitness Platform jobs in the Jobs panel. Other non-administrative users can view their own jobs in the user Profile Jobs panel.
In addition, while working in NetWitness Platform, you can open a quick view of your jobs from the NetWitness Platform toolbar. When a job status has changed, the Jobs icon () is flagged with the number of running jobs. Once all jobs are completed, that number disappears.
In the Jobs panel, you can:
- View and sort the jobs
- Pause or resume a job
- Cancel a job
- Delete a job
- Download a job
The structure of the jobs panel is the same in all views.
|Role||I want to ...||Show me how|
|All||Pause and Resume a Scheduled Job||Managing Jobs|
|All||Cancel or Delete a Job||Managing Jobs|
|All||Download a Job||Managing Jobs|
Your actions may be limited to your own jobs depending on your permissions.
To access the Jobs panel, do one of the following:
In the upper right corner of the NetWitness Platform browser window, select your username and then select Profile. In the options panel of the Preferences dialog, select Jobs.
The Jobs panel is displayed. It shows the jobs of a particular user.
Go to Admin > System, and in the options panel, select Jobs.
The Jobs panel in the Admin System view is displayed. It shows the jobs for all users.
The Jobs panel organizes information about jobs into a list. The columns present a job progress bar, the job name, an indication that the job is recurring or not recurring, the NetWitness Platform component that is controlling the job, the owner of the job, the status, any associated message, and a download button to allow downloading of a job's packet capture files or payload files.
The Jobs tray lists all jobs that you own, recurring and non-recurring, using a subset of the columns available in the Jobs panel. Otherwise the Jobs tray and the user Profile Jobs panel are the same. In the Admin System view, the Jobs panel lists information about all NetWitness Platform jobs for all users.
The following table describes the available options in the Jobs panel.
The following table describes the Jobs tray and Jobs panel columns.
|Selection box||Enables you to select one or more jobs.|
|Job Name||Displays the name of the job; for example, Extract Files or Upgrade Service.|
|Recurring||Indicates whether the job is recurring or non-recurring. Yes = recurring, No = non-recurring.|
|Scheduled||Indicates the date and time at which the job was scheduled to begin.|
|Component||Indicates the component in which the job originated; for example, Investigation or Administration.|
|Owner||Indicates the owner of the job. The owner of the job is not included in the default Jobs Tray, because only the current user's jobs are displayed here. The column is available to add.|
|Action||Views the job in another view or downloads job files for the job to the default Downloads directory on the local system. Only successfully completed jobs have the View link in the Action column. Only jobs that create a file have the Download link in the Action column.|
|Message||Displays additional information about the job; for example, Extracting files or No sessions found.|
|Status||Indicates the status of the job. Common values for status are Paused, Running, Canceled, Failed, Completed, and other status values are possible.|
|Progress||Shows the percentage complete for a job.|
|View Your Jobs||(Jobs tray only) Displays your jobs in the Jobs panel.|