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Stop notification for Maintenance

  • Updated on 01 Nov 2018
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With BizTalk360, you can set up numerous alerts. However, there may be times when you want to take the environment down for maintenance or stop the alert during holidays. One such scenario could be when you are deploying a new version of a BizTalk application or making some configuration changes to the existing environment. During these times, you do not want the system to send loads of false notification emails to the subscribers indicating a component(s) is/are down or during the holidays. BizTalk360 has an option where administrators can stop the alert notifications being sent for a specific time or during the holidays for every environment. Say, if the deployment is supposed to take 15 minutes, they can set up the "Stop alerts for maintenance" value to 15. The administrator can choose the time in minutes/hours/days. Once the time is complete, the stop alert will automatically reset, and the alerts start getting triggered. You can stop the alerts in two ways:

  • Setting up stop alerts during maintenance
  • Setting up the Business Holidays

Setting up stop alerts during maintenance

  • Log in to the BizTalk360 application
  • Click 'Settings' (gear icon) located at the top of the page
  • Click 'Monitoring and Notification' in the Menu panel on the left side of the screen
  • Click 'Stop Alerts for Maintenance'

Setting up Business Holidays

  • Environment - Select the environment for which you want to stop the alert
  • Exclude Alarm During Maintenance – Select the alarms for which you don’t want to stop alerting during holidays
  • Select Business Holiday Calendar - Select which configured business holiday calendar will be used for stopping the alert(s)

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The Business Holiday tab lists out all the holidays configured in the business holiday calendar. During these days alerting will stop automatically.

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Configure new Maintenance Schedule

  • Click the New Schedule Button to configure the stop alert maintenance, which will redirect to a blade which consists of the following options:

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  • When do you want to stop? - Enable the Immediate switch or select the date and time from when you would like to stop the alerting
  • How much time do you need? - Select the number of minutes/hours/days you would need to perform the maintenance activity
  • What's the reason for maintenance? - You can enter the reason why the alerts are stopped during maintenance. Say, Deployment/configuration changes, and so on
  • Click Save to initiate the stop alerts during maintenance

Once the time window is complete, the stop alert resets automatically and the alerting will continue

Example: Because of short maintenance, BizTalk360 should stop monitoring on April 26, from 10:35 AM. Monitoring will be stopped for 10 minutes.

You can setup maintenance schedules in the future. Any saved schedule, is displayed in the Grid. Also, you can delete schedules in this table, by clicking on the small bin icon on the right-hand side of each of the schedules.

If you wish to see the historical maintenance schedules, you can click the Historical Alert Maintenance Schedules tab and view the results there.

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When the Maintenance period is active

Once the Maintenance period is active, you will be alerted with an informational message both in the Operational dashboard as well as in the Stop Alerts screen.

Purging

A purging policy is in place, to help manage the table size of the historical maintenance schedules.

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Configure Business Holidays

BizTalk360 provides the capability to stop monitoring alerts during business holidays. For configuring the business holidays,

  • Log in to the BizTalk360 application
  • Click 'Settings' (gear icon) located at the top of the page
  • Click 'Monitoring and Notification' in the Menu panel on the left side of the screen
  • Click on ‘Configure Business Holidays’.

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Adding new Business holidays

• Click New button for adding a new business holiday (you can add multiple calendars based on your need)

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  • A new blade will be opened for the configuration of the following options

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  • Name – Name of the business holiday calendar
  • Description – Description about the business calendar
  • Status – option to Enable/Disable the business holiday

Calendar Configuration

Once you expand the Add Holiday(s), you can choose the business holidays.

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Multiple days can be added by clicking the ADD button, and if you want to consider Saturday and Sunday for holidays, you can check the options too. Based on the configuration, maintenance will be stopped.

  • Once the business holiday calendar is configured, you can save the configuration by clicking the Save Configuration Button

These business holiday calendars can be selected in the stop alert maintenance window to stop the monitoring.