Each major action you take in the N1 System Manager starts a job. You can use the job log to track status on a currently running action or to verify whether a job has finished. Monitoring jobs is especially useful for N1 System Manager actions that might take a long time to finish, such as installing an OS distribution on one or more provisionable servers.
You can track jobs through the Jobs tab in the browser interface or the show job command. If your are using the browser interface, the number of running jobs is displayed in the Masthead at the top of the page.
See Managing Jobs in Sun N1 System Manager 1.2 Administration Guide for details on managing and tracking jobs.