Monitoring a Runbook Job
To find out more about what is taking place during your runbook automation execution, Velostrata provides two ways to monitor your progress: viewing the log (static) and monitoring (interactive). More on each, below:
To monitor progress and (potentially) take action during a runbook job, click the icon in the appropriate row under the 'monitor' column.
This brings up a new screen, below, which will auto-update every 5 seconds:
From here, you can see a list of all the VMs that were included in this runbook job. Each row contains specific information about what is taking place with that VM during the runbook job. You can select the row and then perform operations on that particular VM as well. These actions include:
- Start: this will boot up the VM in the cloud if it's currently off.
- Stop: this will turn the VM off in the cloud if it's currently on.
- Restart: this will restart the VM in the cloud if it's currently on.
To view the log, click the 'eye' icon in the row whose runbook job you wish to see.
Viewing the log will give you detailed insight into exactly what is taking place with sections that you can expand in detail.
This is significantly more granular than the 'monitoring' option and should be used for expert troubleshooting, possibly while interacting directly with Velostrata support.