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The Overseer Workflow Policy Pattern

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How do you get situations to start and stop on a schedule?



The Overseer design pattern uses a workflow policy controlled by a time schedule situation to start situations when the time situation becomes true and stop situations when the time situation becomes false. You can also start/stop policies, but this document will not discuss that aspect.

One reason for using the Overseer design is to avoid running situations during specific periods and thus avoid generating alerts during that period. This is sometimes called a planned maintenance period; for example, a period when some systems are stopped for a backup process to run. Another common reason is to run situations during specified times; for example, to alert Operations when Service Level Objectives are not being met.

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Modified date:
12 December 2019