Using Cron Jobs and How to Create Schedule Job in WLSDM

Haydar Seyfi
Aug 7, 2019 · 3 min read

Cron allows Linux and Unix users to run commands or scripts at a given date and time. You can schedule scripts to be executed periodically. The cron service runs in the background and constantly checks the /etc/crontab file, and /etc/cron.*/ directories.

You can add new crontab defination using with “crontab -e” and list all jobs with “crontab -l”.

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How to Create Schedule Job in WLSDM

We are usually using WebLogic cronjobs such as backups or cleaning ${DOMAIN_HOME}/servers/logs/ directories. WLSDM “Scheduled Jobs” feature same same but different with linux crontab.

WLSDM has:

  • Job script execution history
  • Script log output view.

Lets create a scheduled job in WLSDM and see what are your advantages.

  1. Create script: Go to Monitoring & Diagnostics” then click “Page Operations” button then click “New User Defined Action / Script”.
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2. Select Script type “file” or “embeded”, select script path or enter script into inbox via embeded option.

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3. Go to “Page Operation” again then click “New Scheduled Job / Downtime”.

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WLSDM Scheduled Job Creation

4. Select job type as “Custom Script” and job execution time. Then check job history if job ececuted successfully or not.

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WLSDM Scheduled Job Creation
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WLSDM Scheduled Job Execution History

5. You can view script output when script executed.

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As you can see; visual job history and script log views in WLSDM. Best way to custom script creation and user friendly scheduled job creation is WLSDM.

Please Watch YouTube Tutorial Video For WLSDM Scheduled Jobs:

Installation is really easy and you can setup a complete monitoring infrastructure in less than 5 minutes. If you want to try then go to download page below URL:

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WLSDM for WebLogic

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Haydar Seyfi

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Middleware & Application Support Specialist at Volthread

WLSDM for WebLogic

Native Oracle WebLogic Monitoring WLSDM is developed by the best WebLogic developers for the best WebLogic administrators to support mission critical HA domains. Supports all plain WebLogic and Fusion Middleware (FMW) WebLogic domains. Download now! https://wlsdm.com/download

Haydar Seyfi

Written by

Middleware & Application Support Specialist at Volthread

WLSDM for WebLogic

Native Oracle WebLogic Monitoring WLSDM is developed by the best WebLogic developers for the best WebLogic administrators to support mission critical HA domains. Supports all plain WebLogic and Fusion Middleware (FMW) WebLogic domains. Download now! https://wlsdm.com/download

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