Let Spotlight know the scheduled maintenance times for monitored connections. During the outage period, Spotlight will treat these connections as unavailable, so will not raise alarms or collect data.
Edit me

Schedule a planned outage from the Spotlight Client

To schedule maintenance times, click Configure Planned Outage Configure | Planned Outage.

Spotlight displays while a connection is in planned outage

Icon Spotlight Display Description
Heatmap Heat Map Connections are removed from the heat map while they are in planned outage.
Alarms by time Alarms by Time A Monitored Server Planned Outage alarm is raised when planned outage begins. This information alarm clears when the planned outage completes.
Alarm log Alarm Log A Monitored Server Planned Outage alarm is raised when planned outage begins. This information alarm clears when the planned outage completes.
Spotlight overview page Overview page During a planned outage, all controls are disabled except Status. A Monitored Server - Planned Outage alarm is raised against the Status control.

How to resume monitoring before the scheduled time

If the connections become available before the scheduled time then you can request Spotlight resume monitoring manually.

To resume monitoring for a single connection:- From the Connections display, right click the connection and select Resume Monitoring.

To resume monitoring for multiple connections:- From the Configure | Planned Outage dialog, Planned Outage grid, select the outage item and click Resume Monitoring to resume monitoring all connections on this item. An item may apply to multiple connections.