With System Automation it is possible to manage the availability of all resources in a datacenter. System Automation ensures the availability 24x7 by constantly monitoring the availability of defined resources and automatically reacts on unplanned outages. Furthermore System Automation helps in planned start/stop and relocation scenarios for all the defined resources. Tasks in the context of System Automation are simple, reoccurring actions that an operator has to perform on a cluster like backups, installing updates or changing configurations of some service. Until now, these actions could hardly be represented in a System Automation policy without writing a suitable wrapper around these commands.
With the new concept of „Task Resources“ System Automation enables you to manage these routine maintenance jobs together with the management of high available, resilient services. With System Automation Application Manager it is now possible to:
Do re-occuring daily tasks: Tasks that have to be executed on a regular base to maintain a proper operational state for those services. Typically these are shell scripts - examples are: create backups, reconfigure setups, apply fixes, delete logs, etc.
The new utility named “eeztask” is now available to provide simple means to express these task-like actions (e.g. create copies of log files) as standard automation resources and thus integrate them in any System Automation policy.