Downtime is a period
of time that is entered by a User of the Opsview Monitor software, and applied
to a range of objects such as Service Checks, Hosts and more. This downtime
period is known within the IT industry by many names, including “maintenance
window” or “maintenance period”.
within Opsview Monitor tells the software to expect outages and to expect to
encounter problems with the monitored Hosts, Service Checks and more. When the
downtime period becomes active, i.e. the start date/time has passed and the end
date/time has not been arrived at, then all objects that have the downtime
applied will be automatically converted to a state of ‘handled’ – thus
suppressing notifications. In layman’s terms, this means you will not get notified
that a Host has gone DOWN, for example, if you have told Opsview Monitor you
will be taking it offline.
In order to have the
ability to schedule downtime, your User within Opsview Monitor must be in a
Role which has the ‘DOWNTIMESOME’ access control option checked.