Track Job State

Applies To: Windows HPC Server 2008

After submitting a job, you can track the state of your job and its tasks in HPC Job Manager. You can see the state of other jobs in the queue, but you must be the submitting user or have administrative rights to view job details and tasks.


To complete this procedure, you must have been added as a user on the cluster, or you must be a member of a domain group that has been added as a user on the cluster. For more information, contact your cluster administrator.

To track job and task states

  1. In the Navigation Pane, click My Jobs.

  2. The state of each job appears in the job list under the State column.

  3. Click the job that you want to track, then click the Task tab in the details pane.

  4. The state of each task appears in the task list under the State column.

For more information about job and task states, see Understanding Job and Task States.

Additional considerations

  • In the Navigation Pane, you can filter the job list by state. The available filters are: Configuring, Active, Finished, Failed, and Canceled. Active means that the job is in the Queued or Running state.

  • To track multiple jobs at the same time, you can modify which columns appear in the job list. For example, you can add the Queued Tasks, Running Tasks, and Finished Tasks columns to display a count of tasks in those states. In the menu bar, click View, then click Column Chooser.

  • To open HPC Job Manager, click Start, point to All Programs, click Microsoft HPC Pack, and then click HPC Job Manager.

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