12 Replies Latest reply on Jul 23, 2014 2:21 PM by tacticaldragon

    Unmanaged Scheduler

    benningtonr

      I have reports due each month. I have to write exceptions for outages that are explainable. We shut down certain devices each night and on the weekends due to security requirements. I want to unmanage those devices and then start them again in the morning. It would save a lot of paperwork and time each month.

       

      Thank you

       

        • Re: Unmanaged Scheduler
          cmatrask

          HI!

          We use Solarwinds Unmanage Scheduling Utility!

          I love it! It is alittle clugy, but it's the best tool till something else comes out.

          I can create a profile with the servers that I know will be rebooted on a schedule, then I use Task Manager to schedule the Unmanage Utility profile for those servers in the profiles

          that will be rebooted so I don't have all sorts of alerts and tickets being generated.

           

          Go to Start > All Programs > SolarWinds Orion > Advanced Features and use the Unmanaged Scheduler Utility,

           

          I hope this helps!

          Thanks much,

          Cheryl Matrasko

           

          Scheduling unmanage task for nodes, interfaces and applications

           

           

          SolarWinds Orion Unmanage Schedule Utility

           

          Functional Overview:

           

          By default, Unmanage Tasks are saved in .xml format to the UnmanageUtility\Jobs folder.  During each save operation, a corresponding .cmd file will be created in the UnmanageUtility\Tasks folder.  This .cmd file is created in order to assist the user in creation of a Scheduled Windows Task, which will run the Unmanage Task at the desired time.  However, the details of the Unmanage Task itself are stored in the .xml file.

           

          Add items to a new (or existing) Unmanage Task:

           

          Select Orion Nodes, Interfaces (or Applications if APM is installed) from the "Add Items" dialog.  Items can be grouped for ease of use, into Node, Status (or Application Template in the case of APM).  The Add Items dialog will ask for an Unmanage duration before the selected items are added to the current Unmanage Task.  The Global Unmanage Task duration can later be changed (if desired) with the "Set Duration" button in the main UI. 

           

          To Schedule an Unmanage Task:

           

          Create a new Windows Scheduled Task, and configure the new task by selecting one of the .cmd files created in UnmanageUtility\Tasks.

           

          Troubleshooting:

           

          UnmanageEditor.exe Error and Debug events are logged to:

          UnmanageUtility\Unmanage.log and UnmanageUtility\UnmanageDebug.log.

           

          UnmanageRunner.exe Error and Debug events are logged to:

          UnmanageUtility\Jobs\Runner\Unmanage.log and UnmanageUtility\Jobs\Runner\UnmanageDebug.log.

           

          Logging information is also provided in the Windows Event Log (SolarWinds.Net application log).

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          • Re: Unmanaged Scheduler
            tacticaldragon

            Hello,

             

            Nice post! I have the same trouble here. It's cool that you can create profiles for different application types and add servers into that profile but it is still a bit manual. Is there a way to add a list of servers that are part of a GPO?

             

            My servers are rebooted based on GPO's that are hooked into SCCM. It would be nice to be able to say any servers that are affected by this GPO add to this profile in solarwinds unmanage utility. That way you are not constantly manually checking to see if the servers in the GPO match the servers that are in the profile in solarwinds.

             

            Let me know what you think, or if anyone else has done it this way. Again there are a million different ways to skin this cat. but GPO's seem like the way to go.

             

            Cheers,