Hi Dyhanesh - there are detailed instructions on how to set up alerting time periods in the admin guide on page 179. The Admin guide is here - http://www.solarwinds.com/support/ipmonitor/ipMonDoc.aspx.
Thanks for ur help. I am going to go throught the admin guide and that particular page you mentioned and will try to see how i can set the alerts just for weekedays. I will let you know if i get stuck somewhere and need help again.
I am narrating the steps what i have done so far to create a new agent.
Add Action: Simple email
Action Name: Test
Now i get availability range which is Mon-Sun by default selected. Now i want to deselect Sat & Sun which i can not do.When i click on any particular day suppose Sat it gives me option to overwrite the configuration of a particular day. But i dont want to keep Sat & Sun in the availability so i stop getting alerts on those days.
Alert Range is irrelevant i suppose as it only states how many attempts it should wait before sending an alert but i dont want alert on weekends but weekdays so putting 0 there wont help as it will stop alerts on all days i suppose.
Then down there there are 3 types of Notification Messages-Failure, Recovery & Information. Each have a token list in which %weekday% can be selected but by default %weekday% = Sunday=0 so may be Sunday can be skipped but i want Saturday skipped too. Then how to modify the %weekday% token to accomodate Saturday=0?
My doubt is will selecting token for weekday in Notification message type will server my purpose?
If not then am i going in the right direction by modifying alert to not get alerts on weekends or i m being mistaken and it can be set somewhere else.. Please can anybody help me with what exactly steps to do and how?
Here you go - this is easy!
1. From the Alert Action, click “Sat”
2. Click “Morning”
3. Click “Afternoon”
At this point, entire day should be gray.
4. Click Save.
5. Repeat steps 1-4 for Sunday.
Thanks a lot for the reply.sorry by the time u sent me i had left for the weekend and came today and saw it and tested it.. It defitantely helped for creating a new agent. Now i am testing it for the agent thats already been created to see how can i change the settings to which you mentioned to set to not give me alerts during weekend. Hoping to resolve it with your help but if i run into any problem again Will surely let you know for help..
Thanks a lot again