ROLE-BASED ACCESS NOTE: Some of the creation and editing features and functionality described in this article require the assignment of either the Admin or DevOps user role to your user account. Some of the viewing features and functionality described require Admin, DevOps, Developer or Manager user role assignment. Without one of these roles assigned, some or all of the functionality may not be available to you.
Finding the Work Schedule Calendar
Sign into Aimably, open the Reduce navigation menu group and click on the Work Scheduler menu item on the left.
Work Schedule Basics
Every work schedule repeats weekly, and some schedules repeat on selected days during the week. Some schedules span across days.
Every work schedule performs a function. Schedules may indicate time periods where servers are active, time periods where servers are inactive or points in time where servers are expected to be deactivated with no scheduled reactivation time.
Every work schedule applies to specific servers, which may represent a subset of your entire server infrastructure.
For more information on Work Schedule options and capabilities, visit the Configuring a Work Schedule guide.
Navigating the Calendar
In order to find Work Schedules, it is important to be able to render the calendar in a way that makes the most sense to you. In order to do this, we have provided the following tools: Date Finder, Timezone Selector, and the View Format.
Use the arrows or the calendar picker in the upper right of the Work Scheduler screen to select a time range that you would like to focus on. The time range will always display in accordance with the View Format selection.
This menu will allow you to select the timezone that you would like to render the calendar in temporarily. By default, the calendar is displayed in accordance with the timezone assigned on your Company Profile. Changing the timezone will allow you to view the Work Schedules as if you were operating in a different timezone, which can be helpful for predicting how Work Schedule configurations may affect teams in other locales.
Select the proper format for displaying your work schedules. As each Work Schedule repeats on a weekly basis, we default to the Week view, though some may prefer alternate views.
Understanding Existing Schedules' By Color Code
Every Work Schedule appears on the calendar in a specific color, based on the Operation that the schedule performs.
- Teal: Servers On for the Duration of the Schedule. At the beginning of the Work Schedule, the selected servers will be turned on. At the end of the Work Schedule, the selected servers will be turned off.
- Red: Servers Off for the duration of the Schedule. At the beginning of the Work Schedule, the selected servers will be turned off. At the end of the Work Schedule, the selected servers will be turned on.
- Black: Servers Off at the start of this Schedule. At the beginning of the Work Schedule, the selected servers will be turned off. They will not be scheduled for re-activation and will need to be manually re-activated using the Manual Control module when needed. Note that the end time applied to these Work Schedules does not perform a function.
Understanding Existing Schedules By Calendar Location
Work schedules can be set up to repeat as a Single-Day Recurrence or a Multi-Day Span. Single Day Recurrences will appear in the lower section of the calendar whereas Multi-Day Spans will appear in the All-Day section of the calendar. The type of repetition of the Work Schedule does not change the behavior of the Work Schedule itself, the location merely allows for tracking events across days or within days.
Viewing Schedule Details
Clicking on an individual Work Schedule will bring up a view that allows you to review all the configurations that have been set for the schedule.
Now that you've mastered the Work Schedule calendar, you can create your own Work Schedules or configure existing Work Schedules.