Queue Triggers: Cannot select specific connected machine under shared machine template. (only works in manual job start)

This is with 21.4 Orchestrator:

I am trying to configure my queue trigger to only run using a machine template (3 machines connected) shared by multiple machines however I’m not able to specify the exact machine. Only when I run a job manually in Orchestrator I’m able to see available connected machines to select.

This poses a problem because my current solution is to effectively create a separate machine template just for that single machine. However now it’s no longer connected with the rest of the previous template that included all 3 machines. There are some processes that can run fine on either of the 3 machines so I can just share the same machine template. However there’s one process where it must run on this VM. What is the rationale for not letting me configure queue triggers to run on one template under one specific connected machine?

I’ve checked my user-machine mappings but this is only to make sure certain robot users can only access certain machine templates (not certain machines which is one more level below)

Best Regards,

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I am needing to do that as well. I guess its not possible using the Queu Trigegr for the moment. Maybe is better if you change this Post to the Feedback category, so we can vote on it and the uipath team can place on the roadmap.

Changed to Feedback, I was hoping someone knew a solution currently.

Hi @Shawn_Ngoh

Would having a separate, second template an option for you? I think you could add that second template with specific user mapping and achieve it this way.

I will tag @Ovidiu_Constantin for more information here :slight_smile: I’ll also add it to our internal ideas tracker for our team to consider it when thinking about future improvements.

I thought the idea of having multiple machines connected to one template is to allow dynamic allocation in cases when one vm is occupied with one process, another vm can be used for the same process to complete outstanding queue items.

I can separate my two vms into separate 2 machine templates but then I’m not really understanding what is the ideal purpose of having multiple machines use the same machine template and its use case.

Best Regards,