About the Batch Monitor Main Window

Most of the Batch Monitor controls are available in the Batch Monitor main window.

Figure. Batch Monitor window.

The Batch Monitor main window includes the following sections:

General Interface

For details about the toolbar buttons and the batch display, see the next sections.

  • Batch display: Provides a hierarchical display of batch, job, target, and segment information for current and completed batches. Also includes controls to pause, resume, cancel, and get status for any individual batch, job, target, or segment.
  • Toolbar: Use the toolbar to adjust the display of items you are monitoring. See Toolbar Buttons for details.
  • Cluster list: Displays a list of computers available for processing batches, including “This Computer” (the one using Batch Monitor) and all enabled Apple Qmaster processing clusters on your network. Select any cluster in the list to monitor its activity.
  • User buttons: Click the Me button to display batches you submitted. Click All to display all batches for the selected cluster. (For information about permissions and password protection, see the Distributed Processing Setup Guide, available in Compressor Help and Apple Qmaster Help.)
  • Status buttons: Click the Active button to display batches that the selected cluster is currently processing. Click Completed to display batches that the selected cluster has already completed. Click All to display all batches for the selected cluster.
Toolbar Buttons

Batch Monitor contains a toolbar with the following buttons that let you adjust the display of batch status information.

Note: If the toolbar isn’t visible when you open Batch Monitor, click the button in the upper-right corner of the Batch window to open it.

Figure. Toolbar.
  • Refresh: Click Refresh to update the status of a selected cluster immediately, rather than wait for the next update event.
  • Expand All: Reveals all job, target, and segment information for every batch.
  • Collapse All: Displays batch-level information only.
  • Sort Order: Switches the batch list between descending and ascending order.
Batch Display

Batches, jobs, targets, and segments are displayed in hierarchical (nested) views. Each view in the batch view hierarchy contains a disclosure triangle. Click the disclosure triangles to reveal the next level of the hierarchy. For example, click the disclosure triangle in a batch view to reveal the jobs contained within the batch, and click the disclosure triangle in a job view to reveal the targets contained within the job.

Note: Completed tasks appear in the same view area.

Figure. Batch display showing Batch views, Job views, Target views, and Segment views.
  • Batch view: Displays the batch name, the number of jobs and targets contained within the batch, the date and time on which the batch was submitted, the name of the user who submitted the batch, and the status.
  • Job view: Displays the name, the number of targets and segments contained within the job, the input file type (displayed as an icon), and the status.
  • Target view: Displays the type (displayed as an icon), the name, the number of segments that the target has been broken down into, and the status.
  • Segment view: Displays a description (a time-based or frame-based description of the portion of the target being processed), the machine name (service node that the segment is being processed on), the status, and the machine type (displayed as an icon). Segment information is available only while a batch is being processed.