Creating change windows

Create change windows when you want to specify when CIs can be taken out of service.

About this task

To create change windows, perform the following steps:


  1. Click Open menu > Change > Change Window Calendars to open the Change Window Calendars application.
  2. Click New icon to create a Change Window Calendar.
  3. Provide a name for the Change Window Calendar, a description, and start and end dates in the associated fields. All of the change windows that you create in this Calendar must fall within the specified start and end dates.
  4. Select the Schedule Change Windows action to open the Set Schedule window. See Setting a schedule for details about scheduling your change windows.
  5. When you are satisfied with the new change windows, click OK to close the Set Schedule window and return to the Calendar view.


After you create a set of change windows, the time allotted for the each change window is displayed as a link in corresponding day cells in the Calendar view. For example, if you created a change window with a duration of two hours, 2:00 hours is displayed in each of the corresponding day cells.