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jharris30
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Scheduling downtime for nodes

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I have a office that must power down their equipment at the end of each workday.  This leads to SW showing the site as down everyday as they have cut the power off when they leave for the day.  What I need is to schedule downtime for this site during their non-business hours to eliminate daily alerts on our monitoring.  Can someone please help?  

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clubjuggle
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Re: Scheduling downtime for nodes

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Do they have to shut down only certain pieces of equipment, or everything at the site?

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jharris30
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Re: Scheduling downtime for nodes

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We monitor the circuit IP, 1 router and 1 switch.  There are 3 nodes total we have on monitoring.

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clubjuggle
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Re: Scheduling downtime for nodes

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It sounds like you need the Unmanage Scheduling Utility.

There's a writeup on it here: Scheduling unmanage task for nodes, interfaces and applications

Note that if you are on 10.0 or later, you will not need to download the tool separately. It's available in the folder where you have Solarwinds installed at ~\Solarwinds\Orion\UnmanageUtility.

jharris30
Level 8

Re: Scheduling downtime for nodes

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Yea I'd already read this post, however when I get to the schedule task option I never get a wizard to setup times/days, it just runs the CMD and puts my nodes in downtime for that exact moment.

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clubjuggle
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Re: Scheduling downtime for nodes

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You need to manually open the Windows task scheduler after you create the CMD file and schedule the job from there.

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jharris30
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Re: Scheduling downtime for nodes

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Yea for some reason it wasn't allowing me to browse and select the cmd to insert, it was just running it automatically, I got it input and should be good to go.  Going to verify in the morning.  Thanks for the help!

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clubjuggle
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Re: Scheduling downtime for nodes

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No problem, good luck!

Be sure to let us know in the morning how it worked out.

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jharris30
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Re: Scheduling downtime for nodes

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It's trying to work, but the times aren't working right for some reason.  I created the unmanage task to have a 14 hour 45 min duration (This is a location overseas so compensating for time difference) and the task scheduler is suppost to use the cmd at 9:15am M-Sat but I'm getting weird times and not the durations I setup.  This is the event status:

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Thought maybe I would leave the task and scheduler as is and let it run 1 more day just to test what it does after a full cycle.

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jharris30
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Re: Scheduling downtime for nodes

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Looks like it's syncing up the times correctly now, however every time the node is back up from downtime the circuit goes to unknown status, every time.  It polls ICMP only so I'm not sure why it would go to unknown every time polling resumes.  Any thoughts?

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