Manage Timeslots

This page enables you to reserve maintenance timeslots, and manage all reserved timeslots in the project.

Create a maintenance timeslot

  1. Prerequisites

    Make sure that Performance Center is up and running properly and that your testing hosts are all registered and available.

  2. In Performance Center Administration, select Management > Timeslots. On the Timeslots toolbar, click  New Timeslot.

  3. Enter a name, duration, and start or end time for the timeslot.

    Note: A maintenance timeslot can be reserved for a minimum of 15 minutes and maximum of 480 hours (20 days).

  4. Select hosts for the maintenance timeslot.

    1. Click  Add/Edit Hosts, and select hosts.

    2. Click OK. The system checks the availability of the requested hosts for the selected timeslot, and displays the results on the resource availability timeline. Availability for the selected hosts is indicated as follows:

      If the timeslot cannot be reserved, consider the reasons when reselecting your hosts.

      To remove a selected host from the lists of requested hosts, click Remove.

      Note: If a host that you are trying to reserve for maintenance is reserved for another timeslot that has not yet started, and you cannot delay the maintenance task, first consult with the user who reserved the other timeslot. If he/she agrees, move the start time of the other timeslot, or delete it accordingly. Only the start time of a future timeslot can be changed.

    3. If the timeslot can be reserved, click Create to save the timeslot.

  5. Performance Center performs the maintenance work during the timeslot.

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Edit a reserved timeslot

You can edit any type of reserved timeslot (not just maintenance timeslots) from the Timeslots page.

  1. In Performance Center Administration, select Management > Timeslots.

  2. In the Calendar view, double-click a future timeslot that you want to edit. The Edit Timeslots page opens.

  3. Edit the required fields (Name, Duration, Start/End Time, or Description).

    Note: To change host resources for a maintenance timeslot, you need to add or remove the selected hosts. For other timeslot types, you can only remove existing host resources.

  4. Click Update to save the changes.

Abort a timeslot

  1. In Performance Center Administration, select Management > Timeslots.

  2. In the Calendar or Grid view, select a future timeslot that you want to abort, and click Delete Timeslot . This aborts the selected timeslot and frees the reserved resources.

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View the Manage Timeslots Page

In Performance Center Administration, select Management > Timeslots.

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UI Elements (A-Z)

Description

Create Timeslot. Opens the Add New Timeslot dialog box, enabling you to reserve timeslots for running performance tests. For details, see Add New Timeslot / Edit Timeslot Dialog Box.
Delete Timeslot. Deletes the selected timeslot.

Refresh. Refreshes the calendar so that it displays the most up-to-date information.

Select Columns. Enables you to determine which fields to display in the grid.

Note: Available in Grid view only.

Displays the current day only on the calendar.

Note: Available in Calendar view only.

Displays the date selected in the date selector.

Note: Available in Calendar view only.

Displays the 5-day work week around the date selected in the date selector.

Note: Available in Calendar view only.

Displays the full week around the date selected in the date selector.

Note: Available in Calendar view only.

View

Select a view:

  • Calendar. Enables you to view the timeslots in a time-oriented calendar view. It allows you to view all timeslots scheduled for the selected time period.

  • Grid. Enables you to view timeslots in a flat, non-hierarchical view. Each line in the grid displays a separate timeslot. This view is useful for filtering the timeslots and for viewing the details of multiple timeslots simultaneously.

<Date navigator>

Enables you to select the day/week to display in the main calendar grid.

Note: Available in Calendar view only.

<Calendar>

Displays the reserved timeslots in your projects in calendar form.

Click a timeslot to display a summary of the selected timeslot, and to view timeslot details in the right pane.

The timeslots in the calendar view are color-coded as follows:

  • Performance timeslots

  • Maintenance timeslots

  • Data processing timeslots

  • Build Verification Suite timeslots

  • Read only timeslots, reserved in other projects

Note: Available in Calendar view only.

Filter. Enables you to filter the timeslots to display only those that meet the criteria that you define.

Note: Available in Grid view only.

<Grid details>

Displays the reserved timeslots in your projects in a grid. For user interface details, see Details Pane below.

Note: Available in Grid view only.

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