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Offline pmcdaid

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Scheduled Downtime
« on: November 18, 2013, 08:11:11 PM »
Here are some suggestions for improving the Schedule Downtime capability and user experience, based on v5.0SP1 - Build PC131117:
1. Add or move Schedule Downtime to the Operations section. This is an operations function, not really an administrative function.  Currently I am having to open up the user profile for operators that schedule downtime to include Administrative functions. Not a good situation.
2. In help for scheduled downtime, add a description of 'Type'. In particular, I am not understanding what 'Quiet' means. The others are self explanatory.
3. In the second page of the scheduled downtime there is a help popup on 'Available Modules' that states: 'Only quiet type in modules'. I do not understand what this means. Clarification needed.
4. In the modules list the top item is 'Any'. I suggest renaming this to 'All'. This applies to many other list selections across Pandora FMS, by the way.
5. Once a module has been selected for the list, there is the capability to add additional modules. (Nice addition!) However, the top element is None. If selected it give a message to select a module. This is not very useful item in the list. Instead, I suggest removing 'None' and replacing it with 'All'. That would be useful!
6.Regards inconsistency of what is Operations and Administration,  under Operations >> Extensions there is the Update Manager to upgrade the console software on the server. This should be under Administration >> Extensions instead, in my opinion. Operations should not be able to upgrade server software.

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Re: Scheduled Downtime
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2013, 04:05:05 AM »

Thank you for your suggestions.

I'll explain the doubts you have.

. 2 - Quiet Mode (Disable modules and alerts)
. 3 - You can only disable modules in Quiet Mode, on the other 2 options alerts agents or agents are disabled.

Regarding the Operations and Administration options we will consider it.

Thank you very much again

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Re: Scheduled Downtime
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 05:36:09 AM »
Would also suggest that periodic timeframe can span days. When setting up downtime for backups that run from 11PM-2AM system requires that we create 2 separate downtime instances to cover that period.