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Using the Schedule Manager

The schedule manager is a powerful tool provided by our Game Panel that allows you to schedule events such as running a console command or power actions. You can find details about how to use and take full advantage of the Schedule Manager below.


The Time Zone for task management is always UTC regardless of the Console Time Zone. You can view the current UTC Time Zone here.
Tasks can not have a delay of more than 15 minutes (900 seconds).

The Schedule Manager can be found under Configuration -> Schedules. Begin by clicking on Create Task on the upper right-hand side.

That will open a window similar to the one depicted in the image to the right with a task that runs every 30 minutes. You change the frequency and timing of the task by changing the data in the minute, hour, day of month, and day of week fields as shown in the next section.
The tasks that this schedule will run can be added after you create the schedule by clicking the Submit button.

The GCP Create Schedule pane showing the frequency of the schedule run, the next time the schedule will run, fields for the cron values, and an enabled toggle

Schedule your own Task

You can define your own time using the Cron format as defined on IBM’s website. You can use this editor and the examples below to create your own Cron entries.

MinuteHourDay of MonthDay of Week
Every 30 minutes*/30***
Every 12 hours0*/12**
Every Tuesday at noon012*2
The first Day of every Month at Noon0121*

Adding Tasks to your Schedule

After you’ve created your schedule, you can add tasks to it by clicking the Create Task button on the top right. You’ll get a window that looks similar to the image to the right.

The GCP Create Task pane

You can then change what you want the task to do by opening the Action drop down and either entering data into, or selecting a value from, the Payload field/dropdown.
You can also specify a Time Offset, in seconds, that will delay the task from running after the last task in the list. By default each task is run immediately after the last task in the list. So sequential delays are added up and delays of 0 are treated as simultaneous, but sequential.

Power Tasks

When setting the Action dropdown to Power Action you can select Start the serverRestart the serverStop the server, or Forcibly stop the server from the payload dropdown.

The GCP create task pane with the power action selected

The Forcibly stop the server option is the same as using the kill button on the console tab and will send a signal to the Java instance resulting in an unexpected shutdown. You may loose any unsaved data by using this option. The rest of the payloads do what they seem to by their name.

Command Tasks

When setting the Action dropdown to Send command you’ll get a Payload text box where you can input the command you’d like to run. The command and it’s response will be sent to the console without checking for it’s success. The GCP create task pane with the command action selected