Excluding Planned Maintenance Periods from Report Totals

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Planned maintenance periods

Learn how to exclude maintenance period data from the totals in a graph or table report by creating a maintenance period and associating it with the report. As a result, data for devices in planned maintenance periods does not affect the totals for devices that are in active use. The maintenance period feature requires a separate license.

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Creating a maintenance period

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Select Modules > Maintenance Editor.
  3. Type a title for the maintenance period
  4. Select a start date and end date.
  5. Optionally, enter a comment.
    The comment will appear on the maintenance period when the maintenance period appears in a report. The following graphic illustrates a report with an associated maintenance period, which is indicated by yellow. Text from the Comment field is indicated by the small red box.
    report screen

    Text from comment field

  6. To keep the maintenance period out of report totals, leave the Use in report computation field blank
  7. Select the devices to which the maintenance period applies.
    Option Description
    Add with Filter Select from a list of devices that match the values specified in the Edit Mode settings Outages type and Outages property.
    Add by Name Enter the name of a device.
    The devices are displayed in the Objects list.
  8. Click Save.
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Associating a maintenance period with a report

Procedure

  1. With a report displayed, click Edit Mode.
  2. Click the Report Configuration tab.
  3. Click Advanced Settings.
  4. In Dynamic Maintenance Period, select Maintenance from Events.
  5. Set the Outages type to the category set in the Maintenance Editor.
    dialog box fields

    Outages type and Outages property

  6. Set the Outages property to the property you will use for matching.

Example

Assume you have created a maintenance period with a category value of "device" and the objects "localhost" and "lglad118". You have a report in your tree, and on that node, you have the property "part" whose value is "localhost". If you were to set outage type to "device" and outage property to "part", then the "localhost" object from the maintenance period would be matched with the "part" property from the node, and the maintenance period would apply. The maintenance periods that match the values for outages type and the outages property will appear in this report.

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