Scheduling Tab

Connections defined on your inventory beacon are also scheduled on the same beacon.

Tip:Network discovery, and gathering inventory data through any Inventory Agent (whether installed on the target device or operating remotely for zero footprint inventory collection), are all scheduled on the central application server, although the time values are interpreted as local time on the inventory beacon. These are not affected by this scheduling page.

All schedules for activities on the inventory beacon are interpreted as local time on each inventory beacon.

The Scheduling tab includes:

A list of all the schedules that have so far been configured for connections managed from this inventory beacon.
A single row for collecting activities that have not yet been scheduled. Use the (+) expander on the left of the row to display those connections that have not yet been linked to a schedule.

Tip:You can temporarily disable any data-gathering connection from its own page by selecting the Not scheduled setting for its schedule.


On the Scheduling tab, you can perform the following actions.

Scheduling Actions



Create an additional schedule

See Creating a Data Gathering Schedule)

Edit an existing schedule

You can edit an existing schedule to modify its timing.

Delete a schedule

You can delete a schedule so that it is no longer available on this inventory beacon

Tip:Activities linked to a deleted schedule automatically move to the Not scheduled collection.

Trigger a schedule immediately

You can trigger a schedule immediately so that all its associated activities run now

Tip:Individual connections can be triggered for immediate execution from their respective pages.

From this page, you cannot link a schedule to a particular data-gathering connection. Do that from the appropriate page for the connection type.


These properties are available for each schedule:

Scheduling Properties




An expander. Click to reveal a separate list of the connections (activities) that are already linked to this schedule.


The distinguishing name given to this schedule as it was created. The name remains editable after the schedule is in use.


A system-generated (non-editable) text summary of the settings recorded for this schedule.

Next run at

The next scheduled trigger time for this schedule (plus a small randomization window, typically one minute).

Last run at

The time stamp for when this schedule most recently triggered data collection. Remains blank for schedules that have not yet executed any attached activities.

When you click an expander, a sub-list is revealed of the connections (or activities) that are attached to this schedule. Each sub-list contains these columns:

Scheduling Sublist Properties



Connection name

The name given to this connection when it was created.


The kind of connection, including inventory imports (from non-FlexNet systems), business data imports, and so on, covering all types of connection that this inventory beacon can manage.

Last run at

The time stamp for when this connector was most recently exercised. Remains blank for connectors that have not yet been executed. The value often matches the same column in the parent schedule; but this separate entry allows you to track connectors recently attached to a different schedule, triggered with a Run now button for an unscheduled execution, and so on.