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Scheduling Downtime

How to Schedule Downtime for different objects in Opsview Monitor

Downtime is scheduled against objects within objects via their contextual menus, by clicking on the ‘Schedule Downtime’ option. In the following sections, we will outline how to schedule downtime for various different objects within Opsview Monitor, namely:

  • Host Groups, Hosts and Service Checks
  • Hashtags
  • Business Services & Components

Scheduling Downtime Against a Host Group

To Schedule Downtime against a Host Group, simply click on the contextual menu of the Host Group and click 'Schedule Downtime', as shown below:

Once clicked, a modal window will appear as shown below:

The downtime window above allows you to choose to either set downtime on individual Service Checks selected one by one or by their state (i.e. DOWNTIME on only CRITICAL Service Checks). Alternatively you can choose to schedule downtime on 'Hosts & All Services' which will put everything into a state of DOWNTIME.

By scheduling downtime against a Host Group, you are scheduling downtime on all the Hosts and their Service Checks within that Host Group, meaning if anything in that Host Group 'fails' within the downtime period specified, no notifications will be generated.

Scheduling a Downtime Against a Host

To schedule Downtime against a Host, simply click on the contextual menu of the Host and click 'Schedule Downtime', as shown below:

Once clicked, a modal window will appear as shown below:

The downtime window above allows you to choose to either set downtime on individual Service Checks selected one by one or by their state (i.e. DOWNTIME on only CRITICAL Service Checks). Alternatively you can choose to schedule downtime on 'Hosts & All Services' which will put the Host and all of the Service Checks into a state of DOWNTIME.

By scheduling downtime against a Host, you are scheduling downtime on all the Service Checks within that Host, and also the Host Check Command itself, meaning if anything in that Host 'fails' within the downtime period specified, no notifications will be generated.

Scheduling Downtime Against a Service Check

To schedule Downtime against a Service Check, simply click on the contextual menu of the service check and click 'Schedule Downtime', as below:

Once clicked, a modal window will appear as shown below:

The downtime window above is different from all the others, in that you are only scheduling downtime for a single Service Check, meaning there are no selection options required.

By scheduling downtime against the individual Service Check, you are telling Opsview Monitor that if this Service Checks 'fails' within the downtime period specified, not to notify you.

Scheduling Downtime Against a Hashtag

To schedule Downtime against a Hashtag, you can either:

Click on the contextual menu of the Hashtag within the 'List View' and click 'Schedule Downtime', as shown below:

Or alternatively, click on the Hashtag within the 'Grid View', as shown below:

Once clicked, a modal window will appear as shown below:

The downtime window above allows you to choose to either set downtime on individual Service Checks selected one by one or by their state (i.e. DOWNTIME on only CRITICAL Service Checks). Alternatively you can choose to schedule downtime on 'Hosts & All Services' which will put the Host and all of the Service Checks into a state of DOWNTIME.

By scheduling downtime against a Hashtag, you are scheduling downtime on all the Hosts and Service Checks within that Hashtag, meaning if anything in that Hashtag 'fails' within the downtime period specified, no notifications will be generated.

Also, if you have chosen to set 'Exclude Handled' within the Settings window of the Hashtag, then any failures that occur within the Downtime window will not affect the status of the Hashtag, i.e. the Hashtag will remain 'OK'/Green, but there will be Service Checks inside the Hashtag in a failed state (i.e. CRITICAL/WARNING). For more information on 'Exclude Handled', see Adding a New Hashtag: Hashtags Tab

Scheduling Downtime Against a Business Service

To schedule Downtime against a Business Service, click on the business within one of the three Dashlets, and click 'Schedule Downtime', as shown below:

Once clicked, a modal window will appear as shown below:

The downtime window above allows you to choose to set downtime on all Components, Hosts & Services Checks within the Business Service; this will put the Components, its Hosts and their Service Checks into a state of DOWNTIME.

By scheduling downtime against a Business Service, you are scheduling downtime on all the Hosts and their Service Checks within ALL the Components within the Business Service, meaning if anything in that Business Service 'fails' within the downtime period specified, no notifications will be generated.

Scheduling Downtime Against a Component

To schedule Downtime against a Component, click on the component within one of the three Dashlets, and click 'Schedule Downtime', as shown below:

Once clicked, a modal window will appear as shown below:

The downtime window above is the same as all downtime windows (aside from 'Service Check'), in that it allows you to choose to either set downtime on individual Service Checks selected one by one or by their state (i.e. DOWNTIME on only CRITICAL Service Checks). Alternatively you can choose to schedule downtime on 'Hosts & All Services' which will put the Host and all of the Service Checks into a state of DOWNTIME.

By scheduling owntime against a Component, you are scheduling downtime on all the Service Checks within the Component, meaning if anything in that Component 'fails' within the downtime period specified, no notifications will be generated.

Scheduling Downtime

How to Schedule Downtime for different objects in Opsview Monitor