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This is post #2 of our Orion NPM 10.0 Sneak Peak series. Consider the following scenario: every Saturday at 2am we have a policy to reboot xyz devices.
Today, a user would have to go in weekly and set up an unmanage task within web node management in the web console. With 10.0, this becomes much easier as you will be able to define recurring unmanage schedules or recurring maintenance windows. For folks unfamiliar with the concept of “unmanage” (a very Orion specific term), this in essence allows you to define a time period when a node, interface, or application will be down and you do not want to receive alerts on it or have it show as down in the UI.
1. When you install or upgrade to 10.0, you will need to go to the additional components of the SolarWinds Customer Support portal where you can download this utility or if you are on the NPM 10.0 Release Candidate and want to check this out, send me a private message via thwack. Once downloaded, unzip it into your SolarWinds/Orion folder on the Orion server as shown in the screenshot below.
2. Once extracted, open the Unmanage Editor.exe and you will be presented with a welcome and instruction screen as seen below.