Priority of multiple machines defined for a command job

Discussion created by fharsla on Aug 23, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 23, 2013 by ramon.ferreris
In the machine field for an AutoSys command job, you have the option to enter multiple machine names separated by a comma(s). The format is - machine: {machine_name [, machine_name]...| `machine_chooser`}

So in the machine field you could put - server1, server2. Which according to the manual will run the job on either server1 or server2. My question is what determines which server AutoSys chooses to run this job on? (the manual is not very descript).

I tried running a few tests and sometimes server2 was chosen, sometimes, server1. The order of how they are listed in the command job definition doesn't appear to have an effect. So what is the determining factor?

Also, does anyone know if there is a limitation to the number of servers that can be defined? (besides the 80 character limit).

Any help would greatly be appreciated - -_-