• 28 Jun 2022
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Schedule Maintenance

BizTalk360 has an option where administrators can stop monitoring and sending alert notifications for a specific timeframe. Say, if the deployment of BizTalk applications is supposed to take 1 hour, you can create a schedule to stop alerts during this period. 

Follow the below steps, to set up a Maintenance schedule

  • Navigate to Environment settings->Monitoring ->Maintenance 
  • In the Maintenance schedule section click on New Schedule to create a new schedule which opens a blade you need to configure the alarm exclusion and schedule execution. Let's see the maintenance schedule configuration in detail below

Alarm Execution

In the schedule configuration, you can specify the alarms that you want to skip from maintenance. Though during the maintenance the selected alarm will update the monitoring status and send alerts to configured email IDs.

Schedule Execution

The schedule can be configured to stop receiving alerts immediately or later point in time based on your maintenance plan.

Immediate  Maintenance

You can set up the maintenance immediately from the current time by, enabling the 'Immediate' option and providing the maintenance end date and time in the schedule configuration.


Future Maintenance

Configure the schedule with Start and end date times to stop receiving alerts during the future maintenance period. A future maintenance schedule can be configured for only once or recurrence execution.

1.One-Time execution - The schedule will execute only once based on the start/End Time configured. 

Say, for instance, you want to stop the notification alert during the deployment which has been planned on the 21st of January from 9 AM to  11 AM. Then you can create a schedule with on-time execution. You will not receive any alerts from 9 AM to 11 AM on 21st January.

2. Recurrence Execution - The schedule will be created once and can be executed multiple times based on the recurrence pattern configured during the selected start and end time.

Configure the recurrence schedule with the below recurrence pattern:

  • Daily: The Schedule will execute every single day or 2 days/3days once during the configured start and end date-time.

       Scenario, The below image describes, the schedule will execute every 2 days once from 9 AM to 11 AM, from the start date January 22 to the end date January 28

  • Weekly: The Schedule will execute every week or 2 weeks/3weeks once during the configured start and end date-time period .you can also define whether you want to execute the schedule during all the days in a selected week, or only on the particular days.

     Scenario - Say for instance, if you want to stop receiving alerts all the weekend for the whole 1 year. Then configure a schedule with start and end date for 1 year.

     Recurrence Pattern: Weekly frequency -> Recur every week -> On Saturday and Sunday 

  • Monthly - The schedule will recur on a monthly basis. Say you can define in which month you are planning for maintenance and also you can configure the Date of the month / Day of the week the maintenance is planned  

          Date of Month - The schedule will get executed on the specific dates of the configured month. The below image explains the schedule will repeat every 1st and 15th of January, May, and December Month.

 Day of the week - The schedule will repeat on every configured day of the week on the selected month. For instance, if you want to maintain the system on the last Sunday of every month, you can configure it as below.

Months - All Months, Days - Last Sunday 

Stop Maintenance

Users can stop the maintenance manually. Say for instance, if you planned to put the system in maintenance during the deployment period for 2 hours, but if your deployment was over within 1 hour, then you can stop your maintenance. You don't want to wait for 2 hours to start receiving alerts again.

From Schedule Maintenance Section: For the current active schedule (which is on maintenance currently) a stop will button will be enabled. Users can stop maintenance by clicking that stop button.

Schedule Auditing 

The below schedule activities are audited along with the user name and the action performed time for further reference. 

  1. Create - New Schedule created for maintenance 
  2. Update - Edit and modify the schedule configuration settings.
  3. Delete - Delete the schedule, to stop the execution 
  4. Stop - Manually stopping the maintenance in between.
  5. Complete - Maintenance completed after the configuration period, This is a system action.

Points To Remember: 
1. You can exclude alarms to be able to receive alerts from such alarms during maintenance
2. During maintenance, no alert will be triggered for the alarm and Autocorrect will also not execute
3. You can edit the schedule and stop the maintenance in between. i.e before the maintenance period gets over

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