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A dynamic enrichment blackout policy specifies external schedules that initiate event blackout.

Before you begin

For the dynamic blackout policy to work, you must define the timeframes referenced in the enrichment source file (blackout.csv). If any of the timeframes referenced in the enrichment source file have not been created in Infrastructure Management , then the policy does not run.

For instructions on defining timeframes, see How to create a new local timeframe.

To enable a dynamic enrichment blackout policy

  1. From the Event Management Policies tab of the Administration View, expand the By Policy Type folder.
  2. Under the By Policy Type folder, select Dynamic Blackout Policy

    The Dynamic Blackout Policy Details tab is displayed in the details pane of the Administration View, as shown in the following figure.

    Dynamic Blackout Policy Details tab
  3. On the administration console toolbar, click Update Policy to make the Dynamic Blackout Policy Details tab editable.
  4. On the Dynamic Blackout Policy Details tab, select the Enabled check box.

  5. In the Execution Orderfield, if more than one policy of this type exists, specify the order of execution.

    Note

    When a new policy is created, the number shown in the Execution Order field should be one greater the largest current execution order.
    If two policies have the same execution order, they run in indeterminate order.

  6. In the Policy Activation Timeframessection, define the periods of time the event management policy should be active and/or inactive (when enabled) by performing the following actions:
    1. Select one of the following choices:
      • To make the event management policy active continuously, select Always Active.
      • To specify when the policy is active or inactive, select Define Activation Timeframes.
        The Active Timeframes and Not Active Timeframes timeframe lists are displayed.
    2. If you selected Define Activation Timeframes, depending on how you want to define the timeframe for your policy do one or both of the following:
      • To specify the periods of time when the policy should be active, select the Active Timeframes check box and one or more timeframes from its scrollable list.
      • To specify the periods of time when the policy should be inactive, select the Not Active Timeframes check box and one or more timeframes from its scrollable list.

        Note

        You can select both check boxes to create active and inactive time periods. However, the inactive time period takes precedence over the active time period.

  7. (Optional) In the Match Fields section, activate the Match Tracing check box to add diagnostic notes to the event to assist with trouble-shooting an event.
  8. Click OK.
    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, asking if you want to import data now, as shown in the following figure.

    Import Data Confirmation dialog box
  9. Click Yes.

    A green check mark should be displayed in the Enable column next to the policy in the event management policies list. (You might need to scroll the window to the right to see the Enable column.) The policy also should show up in the tree in the left pane of the administration console window.
  10. Import the data from the dynamic enrichment source enrichment file as described in Importing dynamic enrichment source.