Generate Event

This step generates events in the Windows event log on the Orchestrator server.

You can override the following parameters for the Generate Event step:



Default Value

Critical Step

Defines whether the step is critical for machine recovery.

If you mark the step as Critical, its failure for a machine from a critical inventory group will halt the plan.


Event Text

Event description.

Note: You can use the default text or define %values% that will populate during plan execution.

Plan %plan_name% is in state %plan_state%


Maximum amount of time (in seconds) for the step to execute.



Number of retries that will be attempted if the step fails on the first try.


During Failback and Undo

Defines whether the step will be executed during the Failback and Undo Failover operations.


During DataLab Tests

Defines whether the step will be executed during plan testing in a DataLab.

Note: If you set the parameter value to Execute, keep in mind that all actions performed while testing the plan will not be reverted when the test is over.