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The maintenance mode feature can be found on all object and group drill downs. Maintenance Mode allows you to set your object to a development status allowing you to complete work on that objects without additional alerts and errors being generated.


Duration

Select how long the object will be in maintenance mode, in minutes, hours or days. See also Can I schedule maintenance mode to occur at a later time, or on a regular basis?


Reason

When placing your server into maintenance mode you can specify why you have done this, some of the options include, 'Other - planned', 'Other - unplanned', 'Hardware maintenance - unplanned', 'Hardware maintenance - planned'...


Additional Comments

This section allows for context and explanation, for instance if your server has failed due to low disk space you may want to give context when setting maintenance mode and correcting this issue.


Maintenance Mode User

In v2.3.9 or later when placing a server into maintenance mode Squared Up shows the user who has performed this action. This allows further insight as to why your server is in maintenance mode and allows for additional tracking. To view this:

1. Drill down onto the server

2. Click on the 'maintenance mode' button (top right)

3. The fields will be populated with the maintenance mode data on the server (time, user, reason and comments).


How can I put a group or distributed application into maintenance mode?

See How to put a group or distributed application into maintenance mode


How can I create a desktop shortcut to a server page in Squared Up?

To encourage users to put a server into Maintenance Mode before starting work see How to create a desktop shortcut to a server page in Squared Up


See also:

Can I schedule maintenance mode to occur at a later time, or on a regular basis?

How to put a group or distributed application into maintenance mode

How to create a desktop shortcut to a server page in Squared Up