The job Queue Monitor

How to set up the Job Queue Monitor connector & Teams bot for Dynamics on-prem solutions

This tutorial will help you go through the initial steps of setting up the Job Monitor connector & Teams bot for Microsoft Dynamics on-premise solutions.

Easily set up the connection to your database and configuration to monitor your job queue, so tasks never fail again without warning

Installing the job queue monitor

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This guide is created for on-prem users. For Dynamics 365, please follow this guide instead. 

For info about setting up the Job Queue Dashboard & email listener proceed here

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Preparation

Make sure to have an active Object Analyzer account and have it listed under your organization. This means you will have access to the same snapshots as the rest of your team. 

Snapshots are necessary in order to use the Job Queue Monitor. If you want to know how snapshots are created for Object Analyzer, view our detailed get started with snapshots tutorial.

You do not have to upload any objects, when creating your snapshot. Simply mark “create without objects”, while creating a snapshot for the Job Queue Monitor. 

1) Get the Connector for the Job Queue Monitor

The Job Monitor Connector has been temporary disabled for on-prem users due to improvements. We will activate this feature again, when it has been tested and is complete

1.2) In order to set up the connection between your database and Object Analyzer, you must install it on your local server, where the on-prem version of Dynamics is installed. (if the Microsoft Defender blocks the software, press “more info” > run anyway and let Windows allow the software to run)

1.3) Open the application. The Job Monitor Connector should now appear this way:

2) Set up the connection to your Dynamics NAV/BC server

Snapshots for the Job Monitor

Please have a snapshot ready for the next part. If you still need one, press the “Create” button on the connector to be taken straight to the snapshot creation screen. Read more about creating your first snapshot here. Press “Refresh” on the connector, if the snapshot hasn’t appeared on your list. 

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You do NOT have to upload any objects but simply mark the field “Create without objects” to proceed and create the snapshot. 

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With the connector installed and ready, a few steps need to be followed to ensure the right configuration of your snapshot.

Starting the connection to the database

1. At “User” on the connector press  to log in with your Object Analyzer account. You will have to confirm your device. After that the interface should look similar to this:

2. Press at the Windows Service section

3. Select a snapshot on the list that you want to set up the connection with

4. Next, set up the connection to your Dynamics installation. Fill in the information for the configuration of the snapshot:

  • The NAV/BC connection, which means your database name and server. To find this, open the Dynamics Development Environment > File > Database > Open. Copy the name over to the connector
  • Company. Press and select one from the dropdown menu
  • Scheduling. Initially this will be unmarked. Ensure that this is marked in order to have it actively track changes to your Job Queue entries. Select a update frequency in the dropdown menu

Press , so your configurations will be remembered for next time

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5. Lastly, press at the top of the connector to start the service. If the status is set to “Running“, you should be all set. 

3) Setting up the Microsoft Teams app

3.1) Download the Job Queue Monitor Teams Bot app for Microsoft Teams

3.2) Open Microsoft Teams and install the app in Teams

3.3) Select the “Job Queue Monitor” and open the application

4) Activating the Teams bot chat

4.1) Sign in with the “login” command in the Teams bot chat. Next, you should be given the option to log in with your NAVToolbox account, so it connects with snapshots in Object Analyzer.

4.2) Now the Teams bot chat is ready. We suggest starting by adding a snapshot card and adding listeners to these. You should also be able to enter your own commands, or choose one of the pre-defined commands in the chatbox. 

Next we will go through how to set up the Job Monitor Dashboard to track entries

Continue the tutorial here >

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