Schedules and Windows

SentryOne employs extensive scheduling capabilities through its Schedules and Windows features. Schedules and Windows can be managed through their respective nodes found in the Navigator pane.

SentryOne Schedules and Windows

Schedules has the following application within SentryOne:

  • Fragmentation Manager Operations

Windows has the following applications within SentryOne:

  • Maintenance Windows  
  • Email and Pager Windows for Users and Groups
  • Ruleset Windows for Configured Actions

Schedules

SentryOne allows you to create Schedules that can be applied in the following place:

ScenarioDescription
Fragmentation Manager OperationsEnable Fragmentation Manager in your SentryOne environment, and then select a schedule to perform Fragmentation Manager Operations. This schedule is initially specified in the Fragmentation Manager wizard. After enabling Fragmentation Manger for an instance, access the applied schedule through the Index Defragmentation settings found in the Settings pane (View > Settings).

Note:  Index Defragmentation settings, including the applied schedule, can be configured at the following levels: All Targets (Global), site, target group, target, instance, database, table, and individual index.

For more information, see the Fragmentation Manager topic.

Windows

SentryOne allows you to create Windows that can be applied in the following places:

ScenarioDescription

Maintenance Windows

Used to set a schedule for the Maintenance Window. Only Log Actions are triggered for Failsafe Conditions inside the Maintenance Window. Maintenance Window settings allow a time frame to be specified while daily maintenance activities take place on that instance.

Note:  There are several options for configuring Maintenance Windows within SentryOne, including Maintenance Windows specific to targets, instances, and the SentryOne database.

Email and Pager Windows for Users and GroupsEmail and Pager Windows can be assigned to a user or group. Windows control the time frame of when alerts are sent to the user or group. When you assign an Email or Pager Window to a user or group, you have the option to change the Window Behavior to one of the following:
  • Perform actions that occur within the window—Only email and pager actions that occur during the Window's active time frame are carried out. Email and pager actions that are triggered outside of the active time frame are suppressed.
  • Don't Perform actions that occur within the window—Email and pager actions that occur during the active time frame are filtered or suppressed. Only email and pager actions that occur outside of the Window's active time frame are carried out.

Note:  To apply an Email or Pager Window to a user or group, double-click the user or group in the Navigator pane; this opens an Edit User/Group tab. Use the Email or Pager Window drop-down list to choose the desired Window. Use the Email or Pager Window Behavior drop-down list to choose the desired behavior.

For more information, see the Contact Management topic.
Ruleset Windows for configured Actions

Windows may be applied to configured actions that control the time frame of when that action can take place. When you assign a Window to a configured action you have the option to change the Window Behavior to one of the following:

  • Perform actions that occur within the window —Only email and pager actions that occur during the Window's active time frame are carried out. Email and pager actions that are triggered outside of the active time frame are suppressed.
  • Don't Perform actions that occur within the window—Email and pager actions that occur during the active time frame are filtered or suppressed. Only email and pager actions that occur outside of the Window's active time frame are carried out.

Note:  To apply a Window to a configured action, select the action in the Conditions pane, and then open the Ruleset tab for the selected action. Use the Window drop-down list to select your desired Window. Edit an existing window by selecting Edit, or create a new window by selecting New. Select Window Behavior, or use the Window Behavior drop-down list to choose the desired behavior.

For more information, see the Alerting and Responses System topic.

Creating a Schedule or Window

To create a new Schedule or Window, expand the Schedules and Windows node in the Navigator pane, and then double-click either the Schedules or Windows node to open the respective dialog screen. To edit or delete an existing Schedule or Window, select Edit or Delete. To create a new Schedule or Window, select New.

SentryOne Schedule Properties
SentryOne Window Properties
SectionDescription
NameThe name that is applied to the Schedule or Window.
Schedule Type

Recurring—A recurring Schedule or Window repeats according to the frequency and duration you choose. 

One Time—A one time Schedule or Window takes place only on the occurrence date you specify.

Compound—A compound Schedule or Window can be created that combines previously created schedules. 

Window Duration

Specify the duration or length of time that the Window is active.

Note:  Window Duration applies only to Windows and is not available for Schedules.

One-time occurrenceSelect the time you would like the one-time occurrence of the Schedule or Window to take place.

Note:  This option is only applicable for schedule type: One Time.

FrequencyThe Frequency of the Schedule or Window can be set to either Daily, Weekly, or Monthly. Additional Frequency options are available depending on the chosen occurrence type.
Daily FrequencyUse the Daily Frequency options to select the specific time(s) during the day the Schedule or Window occurs.  
DurationUse the Duration section to specify a Start Date and End Date.
SummaryThe Summary description auto-fills according to the chosen options. You may add to the summary or change the text as desired.