You can configure blackouts to stop monitoring or alerting at specific periods, for example, when your web application is undergoing scheduled maintenance. This way, the maintenance time will not affect your application’s availability and performance data in AlertSite UXM. Blackouts can be one-time or repeating every week.
You must be an Admin or Co-Admin user to create or change monitor blackouts.
Notification blackouts affect only availability alerts, like HTTP errors or timeouts. Performance alerts are sent during blackout periods as well.
Monitor blackouts appear on the calendar in the Monitor Summary dashboard. To view or change them:
Go to Monitors > Summary.
Select the monitor from the drop-down list at the top.
One-time blackouts appear in dark gray. Recurring blackouts appear in blue.
Adding a Monitor Blackout
In the Monitor Blackouts calendar, click Schedule Monitor Blackout.
Choose whether you want a one-time or recurring blackout, and click Next.
Under Blackout Type, choose whether to disable monitoring completely, or only notifications (that is, the monitor still runs, but does not send alerts).
For one-time blackouts, set the start and end time.
For recurring blackouts, select the starting day of the week and start time, then the ending day of the week and the end time. The blackout occurs weekly on this schedule.
Changing Blackout Schedule
To change the blackout days or time, click the blackout on the calendar and set the new period.
Note: You can edit only recurring blackouts. To change a one-time blackout, delete it and create it anew.
Deleting a Scheduled Blackout
On the blackout calendar, click the blackout. The Edit Blackout dialog appears.
Click Delete in the lower left, and then Yes to confirm.