1.11 Upgrading Knowledge Script Jobs

If you are using AppManager 8.x or later, the module upgrade process now retains any changes you may have made to the parameter settings for the Knowledge Scripts in the previous version of this module. Before AppManager 8.x, the module upgrade process overwrote any settings you may have made, changing the settings back to the module defaults.

As a result, if this module includes any changes to the default values for any Knowledge Script parameter, the module upgrade process ignores those changes and retains all parameter values that you updated. Unless you review the management guide or the online Help for that Knowledge Script, you will not know about any changes to default parameter values that came with this release.

You can push the changes for updated scripts to running Knowledge Script jobs in one of the following ways:

  • Use the AMAdmin_UpgradeJobs Knowledge Script.

  • Use the Properties Propagation feature.

1.11.1 Running AMAdmin_UpgradeJobs

The AMAdmin_UpgradeJobs Knowledge Script can push changes to running Knowledge Script jobs. Your AppManager repository (QDB) must be at version 7.0 or later. In addition, the repository computer must have hotfix 72040 installed, or the most recent AppManager repository hotfix. To download the hotfix, see the AppManager Suite Hotfixes page.

Upgrading jobs to use the most recent script version allows the jobs to take advantage of the latest script logic while maintaining existing parameter values for the job.

For more information, see the Help for the AMAdmin_UpgradeJobs Knowledge Script.

1.11.2 Propagating Knowledge Script Changes

You can propagate script changes to jobs that are running and to Knowledge Script Groups, including recommended Knowledge Script Groups and renamed Knowledge Scripts.

Before propagating script changes, verify that the script parameters are set to your specifications. You might need to appropriately set new parameters for your environment or application.

If you are not using AppManager 8.x or later, customized script parameters might have reverted to default parameters during the installation of the module.

You can choose to propagate only properties (specified in the Schedule and Values tabs), only the script (which is the logic of the Knowledge Script), or both. Unless you know specifically that changes affect only the script logic, you should propagate the properties and the script.

For more information about propagating Knowledge Script changes, see the “Running Monitoring Jobs” chapter of the Control Center User Guide for AppManager.

1.11.3 Propagating Changes to Ad Hoc Jobs or Knowledge Script Groups

You can propagate the properties and the logic (script) of a Knowledge Script to ad hoc jobs started by that Knowledge Script. Corresponding jobs are stopped and restarted with the Knowledge Script changes.

You can also propagate the properties and logic of a Knowledge Script to corresponding Knowledge Script Group members. After you propagate script changes to Knowledge Script Group members, you can propagate the updated Knowledge Script Group members to associated running jobs. Any monitoring jobs started by a Knowledge Script Group member are restarted with the job properties of the Knowledge Script Group member.

To propagate changes to ad hoc Knowledge Script jobs or Knowledge Script Groups:

  1. In the Knowledge Script view, select the Knowledge Script or Knowledge Script Group for which you want to propagate changes.

  2. Right-click the script or group and select Properties propagation > Ad Hoc Jobs.

  3. Select the components of the Knowledge Script that you want to propagate to associated ad hoc jobs or groups and click OK:


    To propagate


    The logic of the Knowledge Script.


    Values from the Knowledge Script Schedule and Values tabs, such as schedule, monitoring values, actions, and advanced options. If you are using AppManager 8.x or later, the module upgrade process now retains any changes you might have made to the parameter settings for the Knowledge Scripts in the previous version of this module.