With BizTalk360, you can set up numerous alerts that can be triggered on a hourly basis to the selected time of your choice. However, there may be times when you want to take the environment down for maintenance. One such scenario could be when you are deploying a new version or making some configuration changes to the existing environment. During these times, you do not want the system to send loads of false notification emails to the subscribers indicating a particular component(s) is down.
BizTalk360 has an option where administrators can stop the alert notifications being sent for a specific time period for every environment. Say, if the deployment is supposed to take 15 minutes, they can set up the "Stop alerts for maintenance" value to 15. The administrator can choose the time in minutes/hours/days. Once the time period is complete, the stop alert is automatically reset and the alerts start getting triggered.
Setting up stop alerts during maintenance
- Log in to the BizTalk360 application
- Click 'Settings' (gear icon) located at the top of the page
- Click 'Monitoring and Notification' in the Menu panel on the left side of the screen
- Click Stop alerts for maintenance
- Environment - Select the environment for which you want to stop the alert during maintenance
- Stop alert time - Select the date and time from when you would like to stop the alert being sent
- Stop alert duration - Select the number of minutes/hours/days you would need to perform the maintenance activity
- Reason for maintenance - You can enter the reason why the alerts are stopped during maintenance. Say, Deployment/configuration changes, and so on.
- Click Save to initiate the stop alerts during maintenance
- Once the time window is complete, the stop alert resets automatically and the alerts are triggered.