What is it?
The status monitor is your one-stop-shop for monitoring the health (which we define as status and risk) of all jobs that run on your instance. It is broken into two sections: JC Jobs (your stuff) and JC System Jobs (our stuff, that you are welcome to use!)
It is completely automatic and you don't have to do anything to benefit from it. Let's talk a little about some of the things you can see and do.
Each Job class on your instance is represented by a tile. The tile shows which job you're looking at, the results of its last known execution, and it Job Center Risk (based no our scoring process).
Tip: The title of the job is clickable and will take you to the record page for this job!
The Nightly Branch Sync job completed its last run successfully (yay!), as we can tell from the green checkmark. There are four different statuses that a job can hold: Successful, Unsuccessful, Needs Review, and No Information (the image below is missing Needs Review, cause we snuck that one in right before release. +1 on the ToDo list).
When a job is listed as having No Information, it usually means that this job has never been run (or was so long ago that Salesforce no longer has a record of it). When something Needs Review, it means that the job completed successfully, but it didn't produce the expected behaviors and outcomes. There may be an issue, and someone should check the logs for that run.
Beneath the job title, the current level of risk is specified. Job Risk and Scoring are beyond the scope of this article but they are determined by the Job Center platform, as a way of helping teams anticipate what Job Code may be at risk for breaking down or causing other costs. Valid values are simply High, Medium, and Low.
If the Apex class that is represented by the job has not yet been converted to a JC Job (which means it is not tracked, doesn't have the exception capture protection, and likely has highly inaccessible logs...all jobs should be converted to get the full value), it will be designated as a "Candidate" (for conversion).
Cool. What do I do with it?
That status monitor is highly automated and requires no care and feeding. It is a tool that helps teams make quick decisions about the health and status of a job. That way, if a user or customer calls, suggesting that something specific is not working, the Salesforce and product support teams can just check...No research meetings required!