<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: Schedules

On the Schedules tab, you can define or change schedules for the user account. You can use schedules to pause monitoring and notifications for certain time periods with the period lists option. Also, you can activate monitoring and notifications at certain times with the time table option. You can also use schedules to define the time periods that PRTG covers when you create reports.

i_round_blueThis documentation refers to an administrator that accesses the PRTG web interface on a master node. Other user accounts, interfaces, or failover nodes might not have all of the options in the way described here. In a cluster, note that failover nodes are read-only by default.

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Schedules Settings

Schedules Settings

In this section:

Schedules Settings

i_round_blueWhen a user with administrative rights creates a new object, only other users with administrative rights can view or edit the new object by default. When a read/write user creates a new object, all members of the read/write user's primary group can view and edit the new object as well. This behavior applies to libraries, maps, reports, notification templates, and schedules. For more information, see section Access Rights Management.

Click the Schedules tab to show a list of all schedules. To edit a schedule, enable the check box next to a schedule and choose from the following options:

Option

Description

Used by (b_multi_edit_used_by)

Shows a list of objects that use this schedule.

Delete (b_multi_edit_delete)

Deletes the schedule.

i_round_blueThis is not possible for predefined schedules.

Settings (b_multi_edit_settings)

Opens the settings of the schedule.

i_square_cyanSee also sections Working with Table Lists and Multi-Edit.

Hover over b_add and select Add Schedule from the menu. You can also click the name of a schedule to edit it.

Basic Settings

Edit Schedule Time Table

Edit Schedule Time Table

Setting

Description

Schedule Name

Enter a meaningful name for the schedule.

i_round_blueIf the name contains angle brackets (<>), PRTG replaces them with braces ({}) for security reasons. For more information, see the Knowledge Base: What security features does PRTG include?

Tags

Enter one or more tags. Confirm each tag with the Spacebar key, a comma, or the Enter key. You can use tags to group objects and use tag-filtered views later on. Tags are not case-sensitive. Tags are automatically inherited.

i_round_blueFor performance reasons, it can take some minutes until you can filter for new tags that you added.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Tags.

Selection Method

Select the method that you want to use to define a schedule:

  • Use weekday/hour time table: Select specific days of the week or specific hours in which the schedule is active. This means that monitoring objects, notifications, and reports are not paused.
  • Use list of period definitions: Enter a list of period definitions in which the schedule is inactive. This means that monitoring objects, notifications, and reports are paused.

Time Table (active time slots)

This setting is only visible if you select Use weekday/hour time table above. Enable or disable check boxes or use buttons to define the schedule. You have the following options:

  • Weekday buttons (b_weekday): Use the weekday buttons Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, and Su to define the days of the week in which the schedule is active. For example, click the Mo button to set the schedule to active for all hours every Monday. This enables all check boxes under the Mo column.
  • Hour buttons (b_hour): Use the hour buttons 0:00 - 23:00 to define the hours of the day in which the schedule is active. For example, if the 0:00 button is blue, click it to set the schedule to active for the hour 0:00 of all days of the week. If the 0:00 button is white, click it to set the schedule to inactive for the hour 0:00 of all days of the week.
  • All off button (b_all_off): Use the All off button to disable all check boxes, and to deselect all weekday buttons and hour buttons.
  • All on button (b_all_on): Use the All on button to enable all check boxes, and to select all weekday buttons and hour buttons.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see also Schedules and Time Zones below.

Period List (inactive time slots)

This setting is only visible if you select Use list of period definitions above. Enter the date and time periods in which the schedule is inactive. The periods must have the following format:

ww:hh:mm-ww:hh:mm

i_round_redMake sure that you enter each period exactly in this format. Otherwise you receive an error message. Go back to the schedule and correct the period in this case. For details and examples, see Period Definition Syntax below.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see also Schedules and Time Zones below.

Access Rights

Setting

Description

User Group Access

Define the user groups that have access to the object. You see a table with user groups and group access rights. The table contains all user groups in your setup. For each user group, you can choose from the following group access rights:

  • No access: Users in this user group cannot see or edit the object. The object does not show up in lists.
  • Read access: Users in this user group can see the object and view its settings.
  • Write access: Users in this user group can see the object and view and edit its settings. However, they cannot edit the object's access rights settings.
  • Full access: Users in this user group can see the object, view and edit its settings, and edit its access rights settings.

i_round_blueYou can create new user groups in the User Groups settings.

i_round_redClick OK to save your settings. If you close the dialog without saving, all changes to the settings are lost.

Schedules and Time Zones

i_round_blueSchedules use the time zone of the PRTG core server system. This might be different from other time displays in PRTG that are saved in UTC.

  • If you select Use weekday/hour time table, PRTG converts the time in which the schedule is active to the time zone of the user account. This means that the schedule applies according to the time that the user account shows.
  • If you select Use list of period definitions, PRTG does not adjust the time in which the schedule is inactive to the time zone of the user account. The schedule applies according to the time on the PRTG core server system in this case. Because of this, you encounter time shifts for schedules if there are changes to the time zone on the server or because of daylight saving and standard time changes.

Period Definition Syntax

Define one or more periods of time during which the object that uses this schedule is inactive. In each line, enter one range in the format ww:hh:mm-ww:hh:mm. The following values are possible:

  • ww: mo, tu, we, th, fr, sa, su.
  • hh: Enter the hour in the 24-hour format. For example, a number between 00 and 23.
    i_round_redYou must use the 24-hour format. You cannot use A.M./P.M.
  • mm: Enter the minute. For example, a number between 00 and 59.

i_speechExample

This example shows a schedule that pauses an object during the weekend as well as on Wednesday evenings.

fr:19:30-mo:06:05
we:18:45-we:23:00

Any object that uses this schedule is inactive (paused) from Friday, 7:30 P.M. to Monday, 6:05 A.M. as well as on Wednesday from 6:45 P.M. to 11 P.M. It is active during the other times.

Others

i_square_cyanFor information about the comments and history tabs, see section Object Settings.

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i_square_blueKNOWLEDGE BASE

What security features does PRTG include?

Setup

Others

There are some settings that you must make in the PRTG Administration Tool. For more details, see the sections: