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Plan maintenance window via API



Hi everybody,

i'm taking a first look on PRTG and am quite impressed so far. Currently I'm trying to use the API. As I am a web developer I am familiar with HTTP requests and GET parameters. I already tried to rename an object via the API and it works well. Now I was wondering if it's possible to plan a maintenance window respectivele a planned downtime by using the API, e.g.

https://myIP/api/setobjectproperty.htm?id=myID&name=maintenance&sdate=xxxx&edate=xxxx or https://myIP/api/setobjectproperty.htm?id=myID&name=newdowntime&sdate=xxxx&edate=xxxx

In addition I am missing an overview where I could see all property values I could use (e.g. Host, Name, etc.). If it is already existing I wasn't able to find it :-(

Can somebody help me with this issue?

Kind regards, Stefanie

api maintenance planned-downtime prtg schedule

Created on Sep 2, 2013 7:40:36 AM

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With the API you cannot schedule maintenance directly for the device or the sensor but you can pause sensors for a duration or indefinitely and then resume them with the API as well. See the documentation in your web interface for the syntax.

Created on Sep 2, 2013 4:21:02 PM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]



Hi Greg,

thanks for your reply. I'll give it a try but would be a nice feature for the future :-)

Kind regards, Stefi

Created on Sep 3, 2013 5:36:08 AM



After discussing the request with the API developer, it seems that this is possible but somewhat difficult as you need three calls to set that data.

http://server/api/setobjectproperty.htm?id=IDOFSENSOR&name=maintenable&value= 0 or 1

http://server/api/setobjectproperty.htm?id=IDOFSENSOR&name=maintend&value=(Date in the format  YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS)

http://server/api/setobjectproperty.htm?id=IDOFSENSOR&name=maintstart&value=(Date in the format  YYYY-MM-DD-HH-MM-SS)

Created on Sep 4, 2013 1:48:07 PM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]

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