Set deployment blackouts

This topic explains how to set a blackout period during which no deployments or other processes can run in an environment or on an agent.

You can configure a blackout for a global environment, an application environment, or a resource.

Schedule an application environment blackout

To set an application environment blackout:

  1. Navigate to Deployment > Timeline.

  2. Click Schedule and select Application Environment Blackout. The Schedule Application Environment Blackout dialog box opens.

  3. Follow the wizard and select the application and environment for which to set the blackout.

  4. Under Schedule, specify the following properties:
    • (Optional) Blackout name.
    • The time zone to which Deployment Automation will bind the schedule.
    • The date and time range of the blackout, according to the time zone.
  5. (Optional) To schedule regular blackouts, select Recurring. Then specify how long the blackout should last, how often you want to repeat it, and when to stop.
  6. Click Submit.

The blackout is now displayed in the Deployment Timeline, where you can view, edit, or delete it. The blackout start and end dates are indicated with a black icon, where the letter A stands for application environment.

Caution: If any deployments to the application environment were previously scheduled within the blackout range, they will fail.

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Schedule a global environment blackout

To set a global environment blackout:

  1. Navigate to Deployment > Timeline.

  2. Click Schedule and select Global Environment Blackout. The Schedule Global Environment Blackout dialog box opens.

  3. Under Environment, select the appropriate environment and click Next.

  4. Under Schedule, specify the following properties:
    • (Optional) Blackout name.
    • The time zone to which Deployment Automation will bind the schedule.
    • The date and time range of the blackout, according to the time zone.
  5. (Optional) To schedule regular blackouts, select Recurring. Then specify how long the blackout should last, how often you want to repeat it, and when to stop.
  6. Click Submit.

The blackout is now displayed in the Deployment Timeline, where you can view, edit, or delete it. The blackout start and end dates are indicated with a black icon, where the letter G stands for global environment.

Caution: If any deployments to the global environment were previously scheduled within the blackout range, they will fail.

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Schedule a resource blackout

You can set a blackout for specific deployment targets in an environment or for agents that manage them.

To set a resource blackout:

  1. Navigate to Deployment > Timeline.

  2. Click Schedule and select Resouce Blackout. The Schedule Resource Blackout dialog box opens.

  3. Under Resource, select the appropriate resource and click Next.

  4. Under Schedule, specify the following properties:
    • (Optional) Blackout name.
    • The time zone to which Deployment Automation will bind the schedule.
    • The date and time range of the blackout, according to the time zone.
  5. (Optional) To schedule regular blackouts, select Recurring. Then specify how long the blackout should last, how often you want to black out the resource, and when to stop.
  6. Click Submit.

The blackout is now displayed in the Deployment Timeline, where you can view, edit, or delete it. The blackout start and end dates are indicated with a black icon, where the letter R stands for resource.

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