Job priorities

Job priorities determine which job takes precedence when more than three jobs of different exclusion sets attempt to run simultaneously. The Job Engine assigns a priority value between 1 and 10 to every job, with 1 being the most important and 10 being the least important.

The maximum number of jobs that can run simultaneously is three. If a fourth job with a higher priority is started, either manually or through a system event, the Job Engine pauses one of the lower-priority jobs that is currently running. The Job Engine places the paused job into a priority queue, and automatically resumes the paused job when one of the other jobs is completed.

If two jobs of the same priority level are scheduled to run simultaneously, and two other higher priority jobs are already running, the job that is placed into the queue first is run first.