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Monitoring Automation Health

Monitor your Automation activity using tools in the Blink platform. All your past executions can be seen on the Executions page and each Automation shows its past executions in the Run Log tab. The activity graph of an Automation indicates if an Automation failed and why. You can opt to receive notifications on failure of Automations via email.

Monitoring Automation activity

Past executions

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View all past executions of a workspace in the main navigation menu > Executions. The page lists a history of executions and their status. The status can be one of the following:

StatusIconDescription
CompletedExecutionCheckThe Automation has run successfully.
StoppedExecutionPausedThe Automation has been stopped by the creator.
In progressExecutionProgressThe Automation is running.
PendingExecutionPendingA Step is pending human approval.
FailedExecutionFailedThe Automation failed to execute successfully.
Timed outExecutionTimedOutA Step has timed out as no approval was granted.

Run Log Execution History

Click on any execution and you will be redirected to the Run Log tab of that specific Automation. The left-hand side shows a list of past executions. At the top of the page, a status bar shows relevant information pertaining to the selected execution. Beneath it you can see input parameters entered by the user, details of each step, as well as the output that was returned to the user. Click on an output parameter to see all outputs relating to this execution, or click on another execution of the same Automation to see its details. The run log displays executions from the last 30 days.

You also have the option to choose whether you want to display test runs in the Runs logs section. To do this, simply click the filter Icon icon located in the top-right corner, and then check the box if you want to show test runs or uncheck it if you prefer not to display them.

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Activity graph

The activity graph can be found on the Automations page, next to each Automation, and shows the activity trend in the last 30 days. Click on the graph and you will be taken to the Automations execution page, automatically filtered to view the last 30 days.

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Monitoring Automation failure

Error indicator on the activity graph

The activity graph can be found on your workspace Automations page. Upon failure on the last run, an error symbol - the small orange circle with the exclamation mark in the middle - will be displayed. Hover your cursor over the graph to see a tooltip that displays the time and reasons for the error.

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Monitoring Automation failure via email

Select which Automations to be notified, via email upon failure. For example, get notified if system critical resources management or production-critical automations fail, so you can attend to such issues quickly. Select which users to notify for each Automation.

Configuring notification on error

  1. In the Automation Overview page of a selected automation, toggle the "notify on error" button. A dialogue box will appear

  2. Enter the email addresses of users that will receive the notification upon failure of the Automation execution. Separate the list of email addresses by ,.

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