If there are times when you don’t want managed devices to download content, you can create a content blackout schedule. Schedules can be defined at the following levels:
Management Zone: The schedule is inherited by all devices.
Device Folder: The schedule is inherited by all devices within the folder and its subfolders. It overrides the Management Zone blackout schedule.
Device: The schedule applies only to the device for which it is defined. It overrides any schedules set at the Management Zone and folder levels.
A blackout schedule can include one or more time periods.
NOTE:The Content Blackout Schedule setting lets you prevent managed devices from downloading content from a content source during the blackout period. This setting, however, does not affect content replication. For this reason, a Satellite device with the Content role can still replicate content from its parent primary server during the blackout period.
To create a content blackout schedule:
Launch ZENworks Control Center.
Do one of the following:
To create a content blackout schedule for your Management Zone, click thetab, then click (in the Management Zone Settings panel) > .
To create a content blackout schedule for a device folder, open the folder’s details page, then click> (in the Settings panel) > .
To create a content blackout schedule for a device, open the device’s details page, click> (in the Settings panel) > .
If you are creating content blackout schedules for a device or device folder, clickto activate the Content Blackout Schedule panel.
Clickto display the Specify Blackout Time Period dialog box, then fill in the following fields:
Start Date: Select the first date you want to include in the schedule.
End Date: Select the last date you want to include in the schedule. The blackout time period (specified by the start and end times) occurs on each day from the start date to the end date.
Start Time: Select the hour you want the blackout time period to start each day.
End Time: Select the hour you want the blackout time period to end each day. If you want the blackout time period to extend for 24 hours, select the same time as the start time.
Clickto save the blackout period.
Repeat Step 4 to create additional blackout periods.
When you are finished, clickor to save the schedule.