Scheduling - Host Groups, Hosts and Service Checks

Learn how to Schedule Downtime for Host Groups, Hosts and Service Checks

You can schedule downtimes for Host Groups, Hosts and Service Checks from the Monitoring > Navigator page.

For Host Groups

By scheduling a downtime against a Host Group, you are scheduling a downtime for all the Hosts and their Service Checks within that Host Group. Notifications will not be sent out if anything in that Host Group for any possible failure during the set time period.

In Monitoring > Navigator, locate the Host Group for which you wish to schedule a downtime, click on the contextual menu for the given Host Group and select 'Schedule Downtime':

First, set the start/end date and time during which you are expecting to carry some maintenance on your infrastructure.

You can then either set a 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 All "Service Checks" & All "Hosts" which will put everything in a DOWNTIME state.

For Hosts

By scheduling downtime against a Host, you are scheduling a downtime for all the Service Checks within that Host, and also the Host Check Command itself. Notifications will not be sent out if failures occur during the set time period.

In Monitoring > Navigator, locate the Host for which you wish to schedule a downtime, click on the contextual menu for the given Host and select 'Schedule Downtime':

First, set the start/end date and time during which you are expecting to carry some maintenance on your infrastructure.

Then, you can either set a 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 All "Service Checks" & All "Hosts" which will put the Host and all of the Service Checks into a DOWNTIME state.

For Service Checks

By scheduling downtime against a Service Check, you are scheduling a downtime an individual check for the selected Host. Notifications will not be sent out if failures occur during the set time period.

In Monitoring > Navigator, select a specific host and then go to the Checker area of the Navigator. Locate the Service Check for which you wish to schedule a downtime, click on the contextual menu for the given Service Check and select 'Schedule Downtime':

The only thing you need to do is to set the start/end date and time during which you are expecting to carry some maintenance on your infrastructure.