This article was updated to support v4.1 of Goliath Application Availability Monitor.
With the Goliath Application Availability Monitor (GAAM), Maintenance Mode Configuration allows the launch alerts to be suppressed. The purpose of this document is to review the process of configuring a maintenance mode for one or multiple launches. This feature is often used in conjunction with server reboot schedules and planned or ad hoc environment maintenance.
Maintenance Mode Configuration Pane
- Navigate to the Maintenance Mode Configuration pane by going to the ‘Settings’ link in the top right-hand corner and then clicking ‘Maintenance Mode Configuration’ under the ‘Maintenance’ section.
- The ‘Maintenance Mode Configuration’ pane will appear. This pane is split into two parts:
- ‘Current Maintenance Schedules’ which will display any current or scheduled maintenance periods including the starting date/time, the duration, and whether the schedule is repeated. The servers/devices affected by the particular maintenance schedule are listed in the drop-down box. The schedules are sorted automatically by the ‘Starting Date/Time’ with the most recent first. If a schedule is in process, the font color will change to red
- ‘Specify Maintenance Schedule for Servers/Devices ’is where one would create/edit a schedule
Create a New Maintenance Schedule
- Under the ‘Specify Maintenance Schedule for Servers/Devices’ section, define the date and time when you want the new maintenance schedule to be in effect.
- Date is MM/DD/YYYY; and time is HH:MM in 24 hour format.
- When the current time on the Goliath Server equals the Start Date/Time, the maintenance period is automatically in effect and the given monitoring and alerting is suppressed on the associated Logon Simulator Endpoints (server/devices).
- Click the ‘Duration’ field to enable the drop downs and specify how long the maintenance period is to be in effect.
- At the end of the duration, the maintenance period automatically expires and monitoring and alerting is enabled for the associated Logon Simulator Endpoints (server/devices).
- If there is no ‘Repeat Every’ field parameter defined, the schedule is deleted.
- Click the ‘Repeat Every’ field to enable the drop downs and specify if whether the maintenance schedule is to be automatically repeated and rescheduled when it expires.
- This field should remain empty if the maintenance schedule will only be effective one time. Schedules that do not repeat are automatically deleted when they expire.
- The ‘Month’ choice reschedules for the same day of the month in the appropriate succeeding month; for example, a Repeat Every of 1 month would reschedule say February 6 to March 6, and March 6 to April 6, and so on.
- In the ‘Description’ field, enter text to describe your new Maintenance Schedule.
- Select the radio button for ‘All Monitoring Rules’ to disable alerting for ALL simulations during this Maintenance Schedule. Or, select the radio button for ‘Select Monitoring Rules’ and then click the ‘Select’ button to select one or more alerts that are to be disabled for this Maintenance Schedule.
- The Groups: Servers/Devices Tree lists all eligible GAAM Endpoints that can be put into maintenance mode.
- Press the ‘+’image to expand a primary group and see its associated servers/devices.
- Press the ‘-’image to compact the group.
- Click the checkbox to select or unselect a machine for this Maintenance Schedule.
- Use the ‘Open All’& ‘Close All’ buttons to expand and compact all of the primary group folders
- Use the ‘SelectAll’ & ‘Unselect All’ buttons to select or unselect all of the servers/devices that are in an open primary group folder.
- When your new Maintenance Schedule is configured as desired, select ‘Apply’ to save the schedule
Edit/Delete an Existing Maintenance Schedule
- To edit an existing maintenance schedule, under the ‘Current Maintenance Schedules’ section, select the maintenance schedule you would like to modify, and then select the ‘Edit’ The Maintenance Schedules current configuration will now be displayed in the ‘Specify Maintenance Schedule for Servers/Devices’ section and will allow you to make the desired changes. Click ‘Apply’ when ready to save.
- To delete an existing maintenance schedule, under the ‘Current Maintenance Schedules’ section, select the maintenance schedule you would like to remove, and then select the ‘Delete’ A prompt will appear asking you to confirm the deletion of the Maintenance Schedule, select ‘OK’ to confirm.
- To make a copy an existing maintenance schedule, under the ‘Current Maintenance Schedules’ section, select the maintenance schedule you would like to duplicate, and then select the ‘Duplicate’ The Maintenance Schedules current configuration will now be displayed in the ‘Specify Maintenance Schedule for Servers/Devices’ section and will allow you to make the desired changes. Click ‘Apply’ when ready to save.