With a very large infrastructure to manage and monitor, maintenance management becomes quite complex. We hoped that the Unmanage utility would help us reduce the node management complexity, but it is still very complex to manage when you have a large amount of nodes to monitor, especially when you need to change the maintance schedule and the node list. Our environnement is constantly changing and this utility is not helping us to follow the reccurent mantenances.
Maintenance schedules should be based on a set of rules and not a static list of nodes.
For example, you should be able to set these rules:
For now, the utility is not that simple for a large environnent. It is more suitable for a small one. Also, scheduling should be managed by the application, not with Windows tasks. Windows Tasks are not scalable enough.
100% agree! Been asking for it for a couple years now. For a frame of reference, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager does a better job with unmanaging like we want. 'Hopefully we can see this implemented in future versions...