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Edit device pool

  • Updated: 10/10/2021
    • 11.3.x
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Edit device pool

As a Control Room user with device pool management privileges or as a device pool owner, you can edit device pool details to customize as per your workload requirement.

When you open the device pool in edit mode, you have to first define the priority or the order in which the automations will run in the Automations tab. This is visible only when you edit a device pool and is not available when you create a device pool. Apart from this you can update the Bot Runner, Device Pool Owner, and Consumer details.

To edit a device pool,

Procedure

  1. Go to Devices > My Device Pools.
    Tip: You can also edit device pool details when in view mode. See View device pool to learn more.
  2. For the device pool that needs to be updated, mouse over the actions icon.
  3. Click the edit icon.
    The Device Pool Details page is launched in edit mode.
  4. Select the order in which your automations will run.
    Select either Round robin or Priority as shown in table.
    • Round robin- Use this when you want to run your automations at equal time intervals termed as Time slice. A Time slice unit can be defined in seconds, minutes, and hours. You can calculate or estimate the time for each automation and then provide this number.

      This means that the automations are executed for only 5 minutes first, then system checks for other automations in queue for execution, If yes, that automation is paused and next automation is executed. This will continue till all automations in the queue are executed.
      Note:
      • The default Time Slice is set to 5 minutes.
      • The Time slice should be more than zero.
    • Priority as shown in table- Use this when you want to run your automations on priority defined in the Priority table. This method allows you to run automations in order of priority. Automations are processed till all are consumed from the specified automation queue.

      The following details are shown in the priority table:
      Table Item Description
      Priority Shows the priority number allotted to that queue.
      • The Priority column is editable. You can set/re-set automation implementation priority. Ensure that you provide unique priority value to two different work items as same values will not be allowed.
      • You can also view the Priority list in ascending or descending order by clicking the ordering arrows in the Priority header.
      Status Shows the automation status - Active or Inactive
      Automation Name Shows the automation that is selected to run on the device pool
      Started On Shows the run date and time of the automation
      bot Shows the bot name that will run using this device pool
      Queue Shows the Queue name that will be used to run automation using this device pool
      Activity Type Shows the Activity type used to run the automation using this device pool - Run bot with queue.
      You can perform the following actions on a table column:
      • Click a column to sort it in ascending and descending order. You can sort up to three columns by holding the Shift key when you click two more columns. This gives you the option of sorting two additional columns. This way the sorting is done on the entire table and not just the data that is currently visible to you. The last sorting is stored in memory applied by a user per session.
      • Use a drag-and-drop operation to move the column left or right.
      • Move your mouse cursor at the end of the column and drag to resize.
      • Search on Status, Automation Name, Queue, and Activity Type headers in the table if the data available is large.
  5. Update the list of Bot Runners that will be included in the device pool. See Create device pools for details.
  6. Update the list of Device Pool Owners who are granted permission to view, edit, and delete the device pool. See Create device pools for details.
    Note: Version 11.3.4You must have View user basic permission to view information about other users in order to add them as Device Pool Owners.
  7. Update the list of Device Pool Consumers who are granted permission to view the device pool as an option when running TaskBot. See Create device pools for details.
  8. Click Save changes.
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