Create a Blackout Window

Required User Role: Scan Manager or Administrator

Use this procedure to create blackout windows.

Blackout windows will apply to all linked agents and will prevent the agents from receiving and applying software updates during scheduled windows. Agents will still receive plugin updates and continue performing scheduled scans during these windows.

To create a blackout window for linked agents in the new interface:

  1. In the upper-left corner, click the Menu button.

    The left navigation plane appears.

  2. In the left navigation plane, click Settings.

    The Settings page appears.

  3. Click the Sensors widget.

    The Sensors page appears. By default, Agents is selected in the left navigation menu and the Linked Agents tab is active.

  4. Click the Blackout Windows tab.
  5. In the upper-right corner, click the New Blackout Window button.

    The New Blackout Window plane appears.

  6. Configure the options as necessary.
  7. Click Save.

    The blackout window is saved and appears on the Blackout Windows tab.