Recurring Actions

You can schedule automated recurring highstate actions for Salt clients. Recurring highstate actions apply the highstate to clients on a specified schedule. You can apply recurring action to individual clients, to all clients in a system group, or to an entire organization.

Recurring actions can only be used with Salt clients. You cannot schedule recurring actions on traditional clients.

Procedure: Creating a New Recurring Action
  1. To apply a recurring action to an individual client, navigate to Systems, click the client to configure schedules for, and navigate to the States  Recurring States tab.

  2. To apply a recurring action to a system group, navigate to Systems  System Groups, select the group to configure schedules for, and navigate to States  Recurring States tab.

  3. Click Create.

  4. Type a name for the new schedule.

  5. Choose the frequency of the recurring action:

    • Hourly: Type the minute of each hour. For example, 15 will run the action at fifteen minutes past every hour.

    • Daily: Select the time of each day. For example, 01:00 will run the action at 0100 every day, in the timezone of the Uyuni Server.

    • Weekly: Select the day of the week and the time of the day, to execute the action every week at the specified time.

    • Monthly: Select the day of the month and the time of the day, to execute the action every month at the specified time.

    • Custom Quartz format: For more detailed options, enter a custom quartz string. For example, to run a recurring action at 0215 every Saturday of every month, enter:

      0 15 2 ? * 7
  6. OPTIONAL: Toggle the Test mode switch on to run the schedule in test mode.

  7. Click Create Schedule to save, and see the complete list of existing schedules.

Recurring Actions in Organizations

Organization Administrators can set and edit recurring actions for all clients in the organization. Navigate to Home  My Organization  Recurring States to see all recurring actions that apply to the entire organization.

Uyuni Administrators can set and edit recurring actions for all clients in all organizations. Navigate to Admin  Organizations, select the organization to manage, and navigate to the States  Recurring States tab.

Recurring actions can only be used with Salt clients. Traditional clients in your group or organization are ignored.