Pivotal Scheduler

This documentation describes Pivotal Scheduler.


Pivotal Scheduler is a service for scheduling the execution of Diego tasks, such as database migrations, emails, or batch jobs, as well as the execution of outbound HTTP calls.

Pivotal Scheduler enables developers to do the following:

  • Create, run, and schedule jobs and view job history.
  • Create, run, and schedule calls and view call history.

You can interact with the service through the Cloud Foundry Command Line Interface (cf CLI), Apps Manager, and the Scheduler HTTP API.

Product Snapshot

The following table provides version and version-support information about Pivotal Scheduler.

Element Details
Version v1.2.23
Release date February 21, 2019
Compatible Ops Manager version(s) v2.3.x or later
Compatible Pivotal Application Service version(s) * v2.3.x or later
IaaS support AWS, Azure, GCP, OpenStack, and vSphere


Pivotal Scheduler requires a MySQL database.

You can use either of the following:


  • If your app uses a buildpack that does not generate a web process type, such as Ruby or Python, you should do the following:

    1. Before pushing your app, create a Procfile in the root directory of the app.
    2. Declare a web process type in the file.

    If you do not declare this process type, your app will not be accessible through the cf CLI after you create Scheduler jobs for it.

  • The maximum number of tasks that you can schedule is determined by the memory and disk quotas in the Pivotal Scheduler org and space. For more information, see Running Tasks.