View a Job or Task


Applies To: Microsoft HPC Pack 2008 R2, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012, Microsoft HPC Pack 2012 R2

In HPC Cluster Manager, you can view job or task properties, states, and results for your jobs at any time. In the job list, you can see limited information about other jobs in the queue, but you must be the job owner or a cluster administrator to view jobs details and tasks.

You can use the following procedures to view jobs and tasks using HPC Cluster Manager.


To complete this procedure, you must be the job owner or a cluster administrator.

Viewing job properties and results

In the job list and Detail Pane, you can see information about job and task states and properties, as well the job Activity Log. In the View Job dialog box, you can view information about job progress, the task or service call breakdown by state, and any progress or error messages. You can also view detailed property, status, and result information about the job and its tasks.

To view a job

  1. In Job Management, in the Navigation Pane, click All Jobs.

  2. In the job list, right-click the job that you want to view, then click View Job.

  3. The View Job dialog box displays job and task properties, states, and results.

Viewing task properties and results

Tasks that include sub-tasks appear as a master task with a series of sub-tasks. The Task ID property for the master task indicates the number of specified sub-tasks. For example, for a parametric sweep with 1,000 steps, the Task ID can appear as 1.1-1.1000. You can only view the sub-tasks that have already started.

If you do not specify Standard Output and Standard Error files for your task, the results are directed to the Job Scheduler service database and appear as the task’s output fields in the View Job dialog box. The database stores up to 4 KB of data per task. Any additional data beyond 4 KB is truncated. If you specify the Standard Output and Standard Error files, the task output is directed to those locations.

To view task properties and results

  1. In Job Management, in the Navigation Pane, click All Jobs.

  2. In the job list, click the job that you want to view. The Detail Pane displays information about the tasks, job details, and the activity log for the job that you selected.

  3. To see detailed information, right-click the task you want to view, then click View Task.

  4. In the Job View dialog box, click View Tasks. The task list displays property and status information about the tasks in your job. This might take a few moments if your job includes many tasks.

  5. Optionally, use the Filter to limit the number of tasks displayed. You can filter by Task ID, State, Name, and Exit Code. For example, to see all sub-tasks with a Task ID of 1.500 or greater:

    1. In Filter, select Task ID.

    2. In the filter value box, type: 1.500-

    3. Click the filter icon or press the Enter key.

  6. In the task list, select a task or sub-task. The Results, Details, and Allocated Nodes tabs display information about the selected task.

Additional considerations

  • The Progress and Progress Message job properties can help communicate progress of running jobs. Progress indicates the percentage of tasks or service calls that have completed for that job. Progress Message is not set by default. You can include commands in your applications or scripts to set these properties. For more information, see Set the Progress and Progress Message Job Properties.

  • You can customize which job and task properties appear in the job list and Detail Pane. In the menu bar, click View, then click Column Chooser.

  • For information about using HPC Cluster Manager, see Overview of HPC Cluster Manager.

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