Select Time Periods from the Configuration menu options.
In the Time Period Properties screen, enter the properties (see Table 5.10.1a. below).
Select Add to add the new Time Period. You will be prompted in the next screen that the new Time Period has been added.Note: To copy an existing Time Period select Copy from the Configuration menu options. This will let you name and edit the copied properties for a new Time Period. To modify or delete a Time Period select Modify. You will then be able to edit and Save a modified Time Period. Select Delete to remove a selected Time Period, Rename to change the name, or Cancel to exit out without any changes.
Figure 5.10.1a. Time Period Properties
Table 5.10.1a. Time Period Properties
Name of the Time Period for Notifications and Service checks.
[Required] This directive is a longer name or description used to identify the time period.
[Optional] The sunday through saturday directives are comma-delimited lists of time ranges that are ‘valid’ times for a particular day of the week. Notice that there are seven different days for which you can define time ranges (Sunday through Saturday). Each time range is in the form of HH: MM-HH: MM, where hours are specified on a 24 hour clock. For example, 00: 15-24: 00 means 12: 15am in the morning for this day until 12: 20am midnight (a 23 hour, 45 minute total time range). If you wish to exclude an entire day from the timeperiod, simply do not include it in the timeperiod definition.