EV Observe - Configure Timeslots

Last modified on 2024/03/11 16:52

Timeslots are used to define specific periods for configuration items (CI):

You can define exceptions to override the specified timeslots. Open url.png See the description


  • When a timeslot is defined for a company, it will be visible to all of the company's lower-level sites in the company tree.
  • You can also define notification timeslots in contacts.

Best Practice

  • Define timeslots at the highest level of the company tree so that they can be inherited by the lower levels.
  • Control periods and notification periods should be defined 24/7 so that you can receive notifications 24 hours a day, every day of the week.
  • Define the exceptions if you want to override the specified timeslots.

Menu access

Configuration > General > Timeslots

Screens description



Name: Name of the timeslot.

By default for: Used to indicate whether the timeslot is the default one for configuration items (CI):

  • For controls and notifications: timeslot for hosts and services.
  • For calculating availability: timeslot for hosts, services and user services.

Definition: List of periods defined for each day of the week.

  • You define a period by entering the start and end times, separated by a dash.
  • You can define multiple periods for each day of the week. These must be separated using a comma.


  • 09:00-18:00: Period from 9 am to 6 pm.
  • 09:00-12:00,14:00-19:00: Two periods defined for a single day, from 9 am to 12 noon and from 2 pm to 7 pm.

Description: Description of the timeslot.


You can define exceptions to override the specified timeslots.

          Timeslot - Exceptions.png

Application rules

If several exceptions are defined, their priority will be as follows, from highest to lowest:

  • Calendar date, e.g. 2023-03-01
  • Specific date and month, e.g. January 1st
  • Generic monthly date, e.g. day 15
  • Nth day of week for a given month, e.g. Tuesday -3 January
  • Nth day of week of every month, e.g. Monday 4
  • Day of the week, e.g. Sunday


Exceptions are not taken into consideration when calculating availability periods.


FR Period EN Period Timeslot Description
janvier 1 january 1 00:00-24:00 January 1st of every year
10-02-2014 2014-02-10 00:00-24:00 February 10, 2014
juillet 1 - août 1 july 1 - august 1 00:00-24:00 From July 1st to August 1st of every year
novembre 30 november 30 08:00-19:00 From 8 am to 7 pm on November 30 of every year
jour 1 - 20 day 1 - 20 00:00-24:00 From day 1 to day 20 of every month
samedi 1 saturday 1 00:00-24:00 First Saturday of every month
samedi -1 saturday -1 08:00-12:00,14:00-18:45 Service hours for the last Saturday of every month
lundi -2 monday -2 00:00-24:00 Second to last Monday of every month

Procedure: How to create a timeslot

Step 1: Select the company where you want to implement the new timeslot


1. Go to the Web app.

2. Select the company from the company tree structure.


  • The selected company must be associated with a Box.
  • You can create a new company. Open url.png See the procedure

    Company tree structure.png

Step 2: Create the new timeslot

1. Select Configuration > General > Timeslots in the menu.

2. Click Add.

3. Specify the information on the new timeslot.

4. (optional) Define exceptions if you want to override the timeslot. Open url.png See the description

5. Click Apply.

The timeslot will be created. It will be applied to the company and its lower-level sites.

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