Weekend Downtime (downtimestart/downtimeend)

Hello Colleagues,

i have a downtime created for my printers from Friday 19:50 to Monday 08:10.

apply ScheduledDowntime "weekend-downtime" to Host {
  author = "icingaadmin"
  comment = "Scheduled downtime for energy saving"

  ranges = {
    monday = "00:00-08:10"
    friday = "19:50-24:00"
    saturday = "00:00-24:00"
    sunday = "00:00-24:00"

  assign where host.vars.device_downtime == "printer"

I get every 0 o’clock 2 notifications per Host that the Downtime ends and starts.

How can i fix this?

Take a look into your notificationtemplates:

template Notification “host-24x7” {
interval = 6h

command = “mail-host-notification”
states = [ Up, Down ]
types = [ Problem, Acknowledgement, Recovery, Custom,
FlappingStart, FlappingEnd,
DowntimeStart, DowntimeEnd, DowntimeRemoved ]
period = “24x7”


a scheduled downtime object generates runtime downtimes from calculated segments for each day. Therefore the downtime on Saturday ranges from 0 to 12pm and the next day, another downtime is created. As @hamester_citti already explained, if you don’t need the downtime start/end notifications, remove them from your notification filters.



Hello Colleagues,

i’m not very happy with this solution, but i see no other option.

@dnsmichi Thank you for the explanation.

You can also define the types of notification in the user object.

types = [ Problem, Custom, Acknowledgement, Recovery, DowntimeStart, DowntimeEnd, DowntimeRemoved ]

That is not a solution for your problem, but possibly an alternative :slight_smile: