Conductor UI is a tool that we can leverage for troubleshooting issues with workflows. Refer to the following articles to search and view your workflow execution.
Open a workflow execution to see the diagram of the workflow. Successful tasks appear in green.
If a task in the workflow has failed, its color in the diagram will be red. Clicking on the task will give more details as to why the task failed.
The following fields are useful in debugging:
|Task Detail > Summary > Reason for Incompletion||If an exception was thrown by the worker, it will be captured and displayed here|
|Task Detail > Summary > Worker||The worker instance id where this failure last occurred. Useful to dig for detailed logs if not already captured by Conductor|
|Task Detail > Input||Verify if the task inputs were computed and provided correctly to the task|
|Task Detail > Output||If output of a previous task is used as an input to your next task, refer here for what was produced|
|Task Detail > Logs||If your task is supplying logs, we can look at that here|
|Task Detail > Retried Task - Select an instance||If your task was retried, we can see all the attempts and corresponding details here|
Note: We can also access the task list from Tasks > Task List tab.
Here is a screen grab of the fields referred above.
Recovering From Failures
Once we have resolved the underlying issue of workflow execution failure, we might want to replay or retry failed workflows. The UI has functions that would allow us to do this:
The Actions button provides the following options:
|Restart with Current Definitions||Restart this workflow from the beginning using the same version of the workflow definition that originally ran this workflow execution. This is useful if the workflow definition has changed and we want to retain this instance to the original version|
|Restart with Latest Definitions||Restart this workflow from the beginning using the latest definition of the workflow. If we made changes to definition, we can use this option to re-run this flow with the latest version|
|Retry - From failed task||Retry this workflow from the failed task|
Note: Conductor configurations allow your tasks to be retried automatically for transient failures. Refer to the task configuration options on how to leverage this.