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Edit device pools

  • Updated: 5/31/2021
    • Automation 360 v.x
    • Manage
    • RPA Workspace

Edit device pools

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

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. The priority options are visible only when you edit a device pool and are not available when you create a device pool. You can also update the Bot Runner, Owner, and Consumer details.

Procedure

  1. Go to Devices > My Device Pools.
  2. Locate the device pool you want to edit, mouse over the actions menu (vertical ellipsis), and click Edit.
    You can also edit device pool details when in view mode.

    View device pool

    The Device pool details page appears with the Scheduled Automations tab selected by default.

    The first tab, Scheduled Automations lists the automations that are created using Run bot now or Schedule bot (upcoming schedules) on that device pool.

    Run a bot

    Schedule a bot

    The second tab, Run with Queue Automations lists the automations that are scheduled to run for Workload using the option Run bot with queue.

  3. Set the Queue Execution mode to edit workload automations.

    Select the Run with queue automations tab, then select either Round robin or Priority as shown in table to define the order in which your automations run in the queues:

    • Round robin: Run your automations at equal time intervals in the Time slice field.

      Set a Time slice in seconds, minutes, or hours. Calculate or estimate the time for each automation and then provide this number.

      • The default time slice is 5 minutes.
      • The time slice cannot be set to zero.
      Automations are executed for only 5 minutes first, then the system checks for other automations in queue for execution. If there are other automations in the queue, that automation is paused and the next automation is executed. This method continues until all automations in the queue are executed.
    • Priority as shown in table: Run your automations based on a priority defined in the priority table. This method enables you to run automations in the order of priority.

      Set the individual priorities for each of the queues. Priority 1 is the highest priority and that queue is processed first and completely by the device pool. Then the device pool moves onto the processing queue with Priority 2. When the queue with Priority 2 is processed completely, the device pool proceeds to processing queue with Priority 3, and so on.

      Automations are processed until all automations are consumed from the specified automation queue.

      This option appears only on the Run with queue automations tab. It is not available when you use Schedule Automations.

      The following details are listed the priority table:
      Table item Description
      Priority Shows the priority number allotted to that queue.
      • You can edit the Priority column. You can set or reset the priority of implementing the automations. Ensure that you provide a unique priority value to two different work items because same values are 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 the 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 enables you to sort two additional columns. 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.
  4. Update the list of unattended Bot Runner devices that will be included in the device pool.
  5. Update the list of device pool owners who are granted permission to view, edit, and delete the device pool.
  6. Update the list of device pool consumers who are granted permission to view the device pool.
  7. Click Save changes.
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