As we replaced the boot component with systemd in EL7 we lost the ability to schedule daily tasks using the
boot.run resources. This has now been replaced with the specialist runner component. I have some plans for how we can make this new component a lot more useful, particularly with machines which we want to sleep whenever idle, but for now it is just a more or less straight replacement for the boot component run method. This has been running for a few weeks on our EL7 machines and happily managing the daily updaterpms task. Documentation is now available on the LCFG wiki with examples of how it can be used. I also took the chance to document the old boot component run method since it looks like that was lacking a basic users guide.