Managing discovery jobs

The Jobs list displays jobs by their job names and sorts them by Job Name (by default). You can change the sort order by clicking any of the column headers that contain next to the column header.

When you submit a discovery job, the normal flow is Pending Submission, Pending Execution, sometimes Waiting for next Execution Window, Running, and Complete. The Complete status occurs after the todo is done. If discovery job is aborted, the status goes to Scan Complete (Aborted).

TIP  To filter the Jobs list by one or more specific job types, use the Job Type filter. For more information, see Filtering the Jobs list by job type.

Job list column descriptions




Job Name


The name of the job. This field is a link you can click on to view detailed information about this job.



A description of the job, if one was added to the job's description field when the job was created. This can be edited by clicking the job name, clicking the Details and Targets tab on the left, and then editing the Description field.

Next Run


Shows whether a job is set to run manually or at a specific date and time.

Last Run


Shows a date and time stamp when the job last ran. It doesn't matter if it was done manually or on a schedule.



Identifies the type of each job (Network Discovery, Onboard Discovery, Bulk Provisioning, or Placement).

Use one of the available filters to quickly limit items in the list according to job types. See Filtering the Jobs list by job type.



Displays the number of certificates found for both Network Discovery and Onboard Discovery jobs. If you have the SSH component installed, Network Discovery jobs can also show the number of discovered SSH servers.



Displays one of the following values: Aborted, Canceled, Paused, Pending, Pending Execution (internal), Pending Import, Pending Submission, Running, Complete, Scan Complete (Aborted), Waiting for next Execution Window.

For Network Discovery jobs, a Waiting for next Execution Window status indicates that a job started and then suspended because it encountered a blackout window.

For more details about Network Discovery Job blackout windows, see Scheduling a job.



Applies only to Network Discovery and shows the order in which each job will be processed if they are running at the same time. To learn more about changing job priorities, see Prioritizing network discovery jobs.

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