PRTG Manual: Account Settings—Schedules

To open the account settings of the currently logged in user, select Setup | Account Settings from the main menu. Select the various tabs to change the different settings.

Account Settings Tabs
Account Settings Tabs

You can define the following aspects of your account settings:

In the schedule settings you can define or change schedules for the currently logged in user. You can use schedules to pause monitoring/notification at for certain time periods with the period lists option. Also you can activate it at certain times with the time table option. You can also use schedules to define the time periods that are to be covered when creating reports.

icon-prtg-on-premisesIf you use PRTG on premises and open the system administration page from another administration page, PRTG will ask you to enter your credentials again for security reasons if 15 minutes (900 seconds) have passed since your last credential-based login. A dialog box will appear. Enter your Login Name and Password for PRTG in the corresponding fields and confirm to continue.

Schedules Settings
Schedules Settings

Schedules Settings

icon-i-roundThis documentation refers to the PRTG System Administrator user accessing the PRTG web interface on a master node. If you use other user accounts, interfaces, or nodes, you might not see all of the options in the way described here. If you use a cluster installation, note that failover nodes are read-only by default.

Click on the Schedules tab to show a list of all existing schedules. Using the Edit button, you can perform the following actions:

  • Used by: Show a list of objects using this notification.
  • Delete: Delete this notification (not possible for predefined notifications)
  • Settings: Shows the settings of the selected schedule.

Please also see Working with Table Lists. Additionally, the multi-edit functionality is available. This enables you to change properties of several objects simultaneously via bulk changes. For more details, see the Multi-Edit Lists section.

Hover over plus_button and select Add new schedule or click on the name of an existing notification to edit.

Edit Schedule Time Table
Edit Schedule Time Table

Basic Settings

Schedule Name

Enter a meaningful name for the schedule that describes the defined time span(s) or their purpose.

Tags

Use tags to filter for objects of certain categories. See section Tags for more information.

Edit Mode

Select how you want to define a schedule. Choose between:

  • Use weekday/hour time table: Define a schedule by adding check marks to available checkboxes. The lowest possible increment is one hour.
    icon-i-roundThis time table defines which time slots are active.
     
  • Use list of period definitions: Define a schedule by entering text lines using a specific syntax (see below).
    icon-i-roundThis time table defines which time slots are inactive.

Time Table

This selection is only visible if you enable the time table option above. Define the schedule. It will be used for monitoring objects, reporting, and notifications.

You can set time spans with a precision of one full hour by adding check marks. If a box is checked, it means the object is active during this hour. If unchecked, the object will be paused during this hour. You can set check marks individually, or change complete ranges for certain days of the week or time spans.

  • To add ranges of check marks, use the weekday buttons Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, and Su, as well as the time buttons on the left side. If the color of a button is blue, a click will select the range. To select all ranges, click All on.
  • To remove ranges of check marks, use weekday and time buttons that are active. If the color of a button is white, a click will deselect the range. To remove all ranges, click All of.

Period List

This field is only visible if you enable period definitions above. Define the date/time ranges in which the objects using this schedule will be inactive (for example, paused). During other times, the objects will be active. Enter the ranges in this format:

  • ww:hh:mm-ww:hh:mm

icon-i-round-redEnsure you enter each period exactly in the required syntax! Otherwise you will receive an error message. Please go back to the schedule and correct the according entry in this case.

icon-book-arrowsFor details and examples, see Schedules Settings—Period Definition Syntax below.

icon-i-roundSchedules use the time zone of the computer on which your PRTG core server is running. This may diverge to other time displays in PRTG that are saved in UTC.

  • If you define a schedule with the Time Table option in the schedule settings, the time to which the schedule applies is converted to the time zone of your PRTG user account. This means that the schedule is executed according to the time that your user account shows.
  • If you use the Period List option, PRTG will not adjust the schedule to the time zone of your user account! The schedule will apply according to the time on your PRTG server in this case. Because of this, you will encounter time shifts for schedules if there are changes to the time zone on the server or in case of different daylight saving and standard time changes.

Access Rights

User Group Access

Define which user group(s) will have access to the object that you are editing. A table with user groups and rights is shown; it contains all user groups from your setup. For each user group you can choose from the following access rights:

  • Inherited: Use the settings of the parent object.
  • None: Users in this group cannot see or edit the object. The object does not show up in lists.
  • Read: Users in this group can see the object and review its settings.
  • Write: Users in this group can see the object, as well as review and edit its settings. However, they cannot edit access rights settings.
  • Full: Users in this group can see the object, as well as review and edit its settings as well as edit access rights.

You can create new user groups in the System Administration—User Groups settings.

Click Save to save your settings. If you change tabs or use the main menu, all changes to the settings will be lost!

Schedules Settings—Period Definition Syntax

Define one or more periods of time during which the object using this schedule will be inactive. In each line, enter one range in the format ww:hh:mm-ww:hh:mm: weekday, hour, minute.

  • Possible values for ww: mo, tu, we, th, fr, sa, su.
  • Possible values for hh: Enter the hour in 24 hour format (no AM/PM allowed), for example, a number between 00 and 23.
  • Possible values for mm: Enter the minute, for example, a number between 00 and 59.

Example

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 using this schedule will be 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 will be active during the other times.

Others

icon-book-arrowsFor information about the comments and history tabs, see the Object Settings section.

 

 

Setup—Topics

Others

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