Maintenance indicators represent times when maintenance is occurring. After you schedule maintenance indicators, views indicate maintenance with shading.
Maintenance indicators apply to all the devices and components in a site group. When the associated site group is selected in the context, maintenance indicators appear in applicable views as you navigate between dashboards. The subtitle of each view indicates whether maintenance indicators apply to the view.
Subgroups do not directly inherit maintenance indicators from the site groups. Associate the maintenance indicators with each relevant subgroup. However, when rendering views, these filters apply to all items based on the selected site group. The filters of the selected site group apply to all items in that group and in any subgroups. When you change the selected site group to a subgroup, the filters of the parent group are no longer applicable.
Reference groups inherit associated maintenance indicators from the original site group.
Maintenance indicators can apply to the data in the following view types:
Trend views and calendar heat charts apply shading to show maintenance indicators. Shading appears only in the following circumstances:
Note: The data in these views is not limited to the maintenance indicators.
Maintenance indicators are not supported for the following cases:
To apply maintenance indicators to views, create maintenance indicators and associate the maintenance indicators with a site group. Each definition includes the times of day and day of the week. Select the hours and day that reflect maintenance periods. Create definitions for every distinct location in your enterprise.
Only users with the Administer Maintenance Indicators role right can add, edit, copy, or delete maintenance indicators.
Select Administration, and click Maintenance Indicators.
Specify a name and description.
The name appears on views displaying maintenance indicators. The description appears only on the Manage Maintenance indicators page.
Select the days of the Maintenance Date.
Select the start time and end time for the maintenance indicators from the drop-down lists.
Half-hour increments are not supported. The same hours are applied to all selected days.
Add one or more site groups to the Selected Sites list.
Note: You can only select site groups that already have a time zone. The Maintenance Indicators feature currently supports filtering only in whole hour increments. Therefore, the feature offers only whole hour offsets. Time zones with offsets of 30 or 45 minutes are unsupported.
If you associated the maintenance indicators with a site group, the maintenance indicators apply to that group.