Job Server Administration

The Job Server is a feature used to off-load client side jobs from the engineering workstation, e.g. visualization file publishing (DWF) during the check in process.

Publishing visualization files of large assemblies can slow the check in of designs. By off-loading this process, users can quickly check in files and ensure consistent visualization file creation. The Job Server can also be used to synchronize properties, publish PDF files, or execute other custom jobs after a lifecycle change has been invoked on a file.

Job Server Components

The Job Server consists of two components: 

  1. Job Queue - A list, or queue, of jobs submitted by clients (Inventor, AutoCAD, Vault, Autoloader) waiting to be processed. This queue is stored in and managed by the Vault Server.
  2. Job Processor - is a separate application that reserves queued jobs and pulls them from the job server to process them. Since the job processor is installed along with the vault client, any workstation with Autodesk Vault Workgroup and Professional can be used to process jobs.

    You can sign into your Autodesk Account through the Job Processor. Click here to learn more.

How It Works

Jobs are submitted to the job server when:

Multi-Site Support for the Job Server

The Job Server supports multi-site environments by logging into a specific server and only processing jobs that are associated with that server. In the illustration below, any job processor that logs into Site B will only process jobs that are at Site B. The same happens for Job Processors in Site A.

Important: The Job Server must be enabled before you can send jobs to the server for publishing.