Batch Monitor Preferences

You can use the Batch Monitor Preferences window to configure several aspects of Batch Monitor. Most of the information displayed in Batch Monitor can be shown or hidden using settings in Batch Monitor preferences.

About the Batch Monitor Preferences Window

The Batch Monitor Preferences window includes the following view options and network options:

Figure. Preferences window.
View Options
  • Show Jobs: Select this checkbox to show job views (and target and segment views) in the Batch Monitor batch display.
  • Show Targets: Select this checkbox to show target views (and segment views) in the Batch Monitor batch display.
  • Show Segments: Select this checkbox to show segment views in the Batch Monitor batch display.
  • “Update every” field: Enter the number of seconds between updates from processing computers to control how often Batch Monitor information is updated.
    Figure. Preferences window, highlighting the “Update every” field.

    The Status Interval setting in Apple Qadministrator cluster preferences takes precedence over the update frequency setting in Batch Monitor preferences. Batch Monitor can provide new status information only as often as it receives it from the cluster controller, as set in the Status Interval field of the Apple Qadministrator Cluster Preferences window. For more information, see “Setting Cluster Preferences” in the Distributed Processing Setup Guide, available in Compressor Help and Apple Qmaster Help.

Network Options
  • “Enter IP addresses or ranges for manually selected computers” table: This table displays information about remote host computers.
  • Add/Remove button: Use the button to add or remove information about remote host computers.
Remote Computer Address Dialog

This dialog is displayed when you click the Add/Remove button in the main Preferences dialog. Use this dialog to enter IP addresses or ranges for manually selected computers.

  • Host/Host IP Address Range buttons: These buttons control whether this dialog is in IP Address mode (in which you enter a specific address) or IP Address Range mode (in which you enter a range of addresses).
    • Host: Use this mode to enter a host name and IP address for a specific remote computer.
    • Host IP Address Range: Use this mode to enter a name and set of range numbers (Range From, Range To) for a range of remote IP addresses.

Setting Batch Monitor Preferences

Use the Batch Monitor Preferences window to configure several aspects of Batch Monitor.

To set Batch Monitor preferences
  • Choose Batch Monitor > Preferences, or press Command-Comma (,).

    The Batch Monitor Preferences window opens.

Any changes you make to the Batch Monitor preference settings take effect only when you click OK. If you make changes but decide not to use them, click Cancel.