Understanding Command Tracking

The Control Manager server maintains a record of all commands issued to managed products and child servers. Commands refer to instructions given to managed products or child server to perform specific tasks (for example, performing a component update). Command Tracking enables you to monitor the progress of all commands.

For example, after issuing a Start Scan Now task, which can take several minutes to complete, you can proceed with other tasks and then refer to Command Tracking later for results.

The Command Tracking screen presents the following details in table format:

Table 1. Command Tracking Details



Date/Time Issued

The date and time when the Control Manager server issued the command to the managed product or child server


The type of command issued


The number of managed products or child servers that completed the command


The number of managed products or child servers unable to perform the command

In Progress

The number of managed products or child servers that are currently performing the command


The total number of managed products and child servers to which Control Manager issued the command


Clicking the available links in the Successful, Unsuccessful, In Progress, or All column opens the Command Details screen.