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Schedule when an alert monitors your environment

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


You can configure when an alert monitors your environment. By default, alerts monitor your network for changes all the time. Schedule when you want to monitor your network for the trigger conditions you created for the alert.

You can create multiple schedules that control when an alert is enabled or disabled. For example, you can schedule the alert to monitor your network during off hours, and disable the alert during your maintenance windows.

Alerts must be enabled to allow schedules to run.

  1. Select Specify time of day schedule for this alert.
  2. Click Add Schedule.
  3. Enter the following information:
    • Schedule Name

      This is not required, but may help you organize or troubleshoot your schedules. If you do not enter a name, a name is automatically generated from the time period.

    • Enable or Disable alert during following time period

      If you choose to disable the alert, it is enabled all other times unless otherwise scheduled.

    • Frequency

      Choose when to monitor on a high level, such as daily, weekly, or monthly.

    • Enable or Disable every

      These options change based on the frequency.

      • If you selected Daily:

        You can choose to enable or disable the alert every few days, up to every 31 days. You can also select business days. For example, you may want to disable network or disk activity alerts if you run daily, off-site backups of your critical data.

      • If you selected Weekly:

        Choose which days the alert is enabled or disabled. You may want to disable alerts during a weekly maintenance window.

      • If you selected Monthly:

        Choose which months the alert is enabled or disabled. This option is useful when you have quarterly or monthly maintenance windows.

        Choose either a specific date, such as June 22nd, or a day, such as Thursday.

    • Starting on

      Choose when to begin the schedule.

      • Right now - Start the schedule immediately.

      • Specific Date - Select a time and day to begin the schedule.

    • Ending on

      Choose an end date for the schedule, if necessary.

  4. Click Add Schedule to create the schedule.

When you add a schedule to an alert, the alert only monitors during the time period you have scheduled, or does not monitor during that time. Alert actions can also have schedules, so not all alert actions may occur during the scheduled period.

Click Next to configure what happens when an alert is triggered.