When you first install SQL Enterprise Job Manager and log into the product for the first time, a welcome wizard guides through the initial steps that help you to:

The Welcome wizard is only available to users with Administrator role.

After the Welcome page opens, click Next to go to the Alerts section.

SQL Enterprise Job Manager sends notifications for critical issues on your environment. The Alerts section allows you to enable/disable alert rules and configure your email SMTP server settings. On this section you can perform the following steps:

Select those default alert rules you want to enable/disable. SQL Enterprise Job Manager initially handles three default alert rules: 

  • SQL Server instance connection failures
  • SQL Server Agent not running
  • Job Failures.

You can find more information about these alert rules and how to change their settings by going to Adding and configuring alert rules. 

In order to receive alert notifications, you need to configure your email SMTP Server settings. For more information on what you have to configure in this section, go to Configuring your SMTP Server settings. 

In order for users to access SQL Enterprise Job Manager, you have to grant them access by adding them as registered users. You can use this section to add as many users as you want. Take into account that there are three types of user roles that you can assign to users: Administrator, User, and Read Only. 

  • Administrators have complete access and control of all features.
  • Users can also perform all actions but do not have access to the Administration settings.
  • Read Only users have restricted permissions and can only access the information in a read-only mode.

For more information on what actions each user role is allowed to do and what sections of the product they can access, go to User Roles.

On the Users section, click Manage Users to access a new window where you can add new users and specify their settings: role, email, session timeout, and subscription to alerts.

For more information about adding users, go to Manage users and subscriptions. 

To get started managing your jobs in your environment, you need to register instances with SQL Enterprise Job Manager. 

Click Add a New SQL Server instance to register your instances. The wizard for adding new instances opens where you can find the following tabs:

  • Instances 
  • Credentials
  • Information 
  • Maintenance 
  • Finish 

For more information about these sections, go to Adding SQL Server Instances

Finally, the Finish section of this wizard gives you a summary of all other SQL Enterprise Job Manager features, like the following:

You can add new jobs; edit existing ones, change settings such as steps, schedules, or notifications. You can also perform actions such as starting, restarting or stopping the SQL Server Agent, or disabling and deleting jobs among other actions.

You can view the history of your jobs, access their steps details, and filter your information according to your jobs, instances, or status.

You can view all your jobs in Day, Week, or Month view. Additionally, you can select any date and view its respective jobs, filter them according to your needs, and move jobs to new time slots according to new schedule requirements.

You can edit or customize your own alert rules, you can add instance or job type alert rules, set their severity, and choose how these alerts will be generated. You can also subscribe to those ones from which you want to receive email notifications.

Once you finish reviewing this summary, click Back to edit your settings or click Submit to finish the welcome wizard configuration.

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