Schedule Maintenance

You can tell ASM when your services are down for scheduled maintenance. ASM then does not return false service availability errors. When services are scheduled for maintenance, ASM monitoring stations still run the checks. In the monitor log, the check is recorded with the result in maintenance. Create a maintenance window which includes the time windows of scheduled maintenance and the group of affected monitors.
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You can tell ASM when your services are down for scheduled maintenance. ASM then does not return false service availability errors. When services are scheduled for maintenance, ASM monitoring stations still run the checks. In the monitor log, the check is recorded with the result in maintenance. Create a maintenance window which includes the time windows of scheduled maintenance and the group of affected monitors.
Create a Maintenance Window
You can schedule one-off and regular recurring maintenance periods which affect one or more monitors in a maintenance window. Create the maintenance window with a name. Add time windows that specify when the maintenance is ongoing. Add the monitors that are affected.
From 10.3, you can create a maintenance window without time windows in it. Such empty windows are called 
Persistent Maintenance
 window. You can then grant permission to the subaccount to create time windows as per their needs. With this option, you can continue to see the maintenance window even after the time windows expires.
 
Follow these steps
:
  1. In the 
    ASM Dashboard
     select 
    Monitoring
    Maintenance
    Create Window
    .
  2. Provide a name for the maintenance window.
  3. Select the 
    Persistent
     checkbox, to create an empty maintenance window.
  4. Add one or more time windows.
  5. Specify when the maintenance is ongoing.
  6. From the list of monitors, select all monitors that are affected by this maintenance.
  7. Select 
    Save.
    The Maintenance window is saved and appears in the 
    Maintenance Windows
     section of the page.
Add, Remove, or Edit Time Windows in a Maintenance Window
Make changes to when the maintenance is scheduled by adding, removing, or modifying existing time windows in the maintenance window.
Add a Time Window
 
Follow these steps
:
  1. In 
    Settings
    , select 
    Maintenance.
     
  2. Select the title of the maintenance window and select the 
    Edit
     icon.
  3. In the time window section, select 
    Create New Window
    .
  4. Complete the fields with the details of the new maintenance session.
  5. Save the Time window and Maintenance window.
The details are saved and registered with your dashboard.
Edit a Time Window
 
Follow these steps
:
  1. In 
    Settings
    , select 
    Maintenance
    .
  2. Select the title of the maintenance window and select the 
    Edit
     icon.
  3. Highlight the time window to change and select the 
    Edit
     icon.
  4. Make the necessary changes.
  5. Click 
    Save
 The details are automatically saved and registered with your dashboard.
Remove a Time Window
 
Follow these steps
:
  1. In 
    Settings
    , select 
    Maintenance
     
  2. Select the title of the maintenance window and select the 
    Edit
     icon.
  3. Highlight the time window to change and select the 
    X
     icon.
  4. Confirm deletion, when prompted. 
Add or Remove Monitors from a Maintenance Window
You can change the settings of any Maintenance Window.
 
Follow these steps
:
  1. In 
    Settings
    , select 
    Maintenance
     
  2. Select the title of the maintenance window and select the 
    Edit
     icon.
    Monitors registered in this maintenance window appear in the 
    Scheduled
     section. Monitors that can be added to this maintenance window appear in the 
    Available
     section.
  3. To add monitors to the window, highlight the required monitors in the 
    Available
     section and select the + icon.
  4. To remove monitors, highlight the required monitors in the 
    Scheduled
     section and select the trash icon.
The changes are automatically saved and registered with your dashboard.
Schedule Maintenance for an Individual Monitor
You can add an individual monitor to a maintenance window in 
Monitor Settings
.
 
Follow these steps
:
  1. In 
    Monitors
    , select the cog icon next to the required monitor.
  2. Scroll down to the 
    Maintenance setting
    , open the drop-down, and select the name of the maintenance window to add this monitor to.
  3. Select 
    Save
    .
    The monitor is added to the maintenance list.
Remove a Maintenance Window
To remove a maintenance window, in 
Settings
 select 
Maintenance
. Highlight the maintenance window to remove and select the 
Settings
 icon and select 
Delete
.
Immediate Maintenance
You can immediately put a monitor into maintenance immediately with the monitor settings.
Follow these steps:
  1. In 
    Settings
    Monitors
    , select the title of the monitor you want to schedule for maintenance.
  2. Select 
    More Options
     and scroll down to the Maintenance Section.
  3. Expand the 
    Immediate Maintenance
     drop-down and select the duration of the maintenance period.
  4. Select 
    Save
    .
The monitor is immediately placed in maintenance status. The monitor is returned to active status automatically at the end of the period.
Set Maintenance with API
You can use a Public API call to set a simple maintenance window. With the API, you can specify when the maintenance period starts and the duration of the period. For more information, see: API Reference