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Task naming

Task ID

The ID of a task depends on what type of task it is. The Task Id is made up of the following parts.

Task ID

The different parts are separated with dots.

Part Description
MPID This is the management pack ID. This must be included to make the task ID unique in the management group. To learn more about MPID, see Management pack naming
ClassDescription This should be the same as the description of the class that is used as target for the task. To learn more about class description, see Class naming
Description This is a short description of the task, without spaces.
Task Type This is the type of task. Possible values are Agent or Console.
Suffix This should be Task.

Using the table above we get the following examples:

Task Type Task Information Task ID (MPID left out)
Agent Task Starts a windows service. MPID.ClassDescription.StartService.Agent.Task

Display name

The task display name is harder to set any fixed rules for. The display name is what is shown in the Operations Console and should be clear so that the operator easily can figure out what the task does.

Based on the examples above the following display names coud be used.

Task ID (MPID left out) Display Name
MPID.ClassDescription.StartService.Agent.Task Start Service

Version: 1.0
Created: 2016-10-18, 14:15