Creating delay tasks

Delayed-type tasks represent milestones or critical events during a deployment. With delayed tasks, you can ensure that important tasks start at the expected time. Typically, delayed tasks are prerequisites for other important tasks.

About this task

A delayed task starts as soon as it is eligible to run, and it finishes at a user-specified time. A started delayed-type task has a status of `In Progress` until it reaches its planned-for time, when it then changes its status to `Complete`. When a delayed tasks completes, auto tasks that are dependent on it start running.

Complete the following tasks to create a delayed task:


  1. On the Deployment plan detail page, click Create Task.
    If you want to insert a task at a specific position in the plan, select a task before using the Create Task. The new task is inserted above the selected task.
  2. On the Create Task dialog box, in the Type list, select Delayed.
  3. In the Name field, enter a name for the task.
  4. In the Delay type field, select the method used to determine the length of the delay.
    If you select Delay by selecting a time and time zone, use the Delay until time and Time zone fields to specify when the task will complete. If you select Delay by using a date and time property, use the Delay property field to enter a property name. The property value can be set at run-time when the deployment starts. Refer to the Properties reference for information about properties:


    Otherwise, if you select Delay by selecting a number of minutes, use the Minutes field and enter the number of minutes between tasks.

  5. Click Save.
    The task is inserted into the deployment plan.