Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

Generic Command

Table 1. Generic Command. The following table describes the fields displayed in the generic command tab.
Field Description
Task Name Enter a name for the task. By default, the task name is populated in the format:

<task name>-<date and time> .


Provide the fully qualified path name and file name of the executable, command, or script file that launches the application program. For example:
  • Tracert
  • C:\scripts\trace.bat
  • D:\exe\recite.exe


Enter command line switches to a command or executable or pass values to a script or batch file. For example, -4 $IP. If this argument is passed to tracert command, it executes IPV4 only Traceroute against the IPs of servers selected in Task Target tab. The command run would be tracert -4

For more information, see About Tokens.
Ping Device This option performs a ping test to verify if a device is reachable before it runs a task against it. This option can be used when using $IP or $RAC_IP and it decreases the time it takes to run the task(s) as it skips unreachable devices.

Output to file

Select to enable output to a log file. This option captures standard output from the running application and writes it to the log file. If you select this option, you must enter the path name and file name of the log file. This option is disabled by default.


Select this option to continue writing to the same file if you run a task multiple times.

Include errors

Select to write all OpenManage Essentials-detected errors to the log file. For example, if no response is received to a ping request before the execution of the command, an error is written to the log file.

Schedule and Credentials

Set schedule

Select from these options:
  • Activate Schedule — Select this option to activate a schedule for the task.
  • Run now — Select this option to run the task immediately.
  • Set schedule — Select this option to set a date and time for the task to run.
  • Run Once — Select this option to run the task on the planned schedule only once.
  • Periodic — Select this option to run the task frequently at specified intervals.
    • Hourly — Select this option to run the task once every hour.
    • Daily — To run the task once every day.
    • Weekly — To run the task once every week.
    • Monthly — To run the task once every month.
Range of Recurrence:
  • Start — To specify the date and time at which the task should begin.
  • No End Date — To continuously run this task based on the selected frequency. For example, if you selected Hourly, then this task continuously runs every hour from the start time.
  • End By — To stop the task at the specified date and time.

Enter the credentials with appropriate privileges to run this task on this system

User Name — Provide OpenManage Essentials user credentials in the format domain\user name or local host\user name.

Password — Provide the password.

Rate this content

Easy to understand
Was this article helpful?
0/3000 characters
  Please provide ratings (1-5 stars).
  Please provide ratings (1-5 stars).
  Please provide ratings (1-5 stars).
  Please select whether the article was helpful or not.
  Comments cannot contain these special characters: <>()\