Schedule downtimes for system shutdowns, off-line maintenance, or upgrades without triggering your monitors.
To schedule a monitor downtime in Datadog use the main navigation: Monitors –> Manage Downtime. Then, click the Schedule Downtime button in the upper right.
Search or use the drop-down to choose monitors to silence. If the field is left empty, all monitors are silenced by default. You can also select a scope to constrain your downtime to a specific host, device, or arbitrary tag.
Schedule a downtime based on one or more monitor tags. You must select at least one tag with a limit of 32 tags. Each tag can be at most 256 characters long. Only monitors that have ALL selected tags are silenced. You can also select scopes for additional constraints.
If you choose to silence monitors constrained by scope, click Preview affected monitors to see the monitors included. Any monitors created or edited after the downtime is scheduled are automatically included in the downtime if they match the scope.
Note: If a multi-alert monitor is included, it is only silenced for groups covered by the scope. For example, if a downtime is scoped for
host:X and a multi-alert is triggered on both
host:Y, Datadog generates a monitor notification for
host:Y, but not
Set a one time downtime by entering the start date, time, and time zone. Optionally, set an end date and time.
Recurring downtimes are useful for recurring maintenance windows.
Set a recurring downtime by entering the start date, time, time zone, repeat, and duration. Optionally, specify an end date or number of occurrences.
When a single downtime of a recurring downtime ends, the single downtime is cancelled and a new downtime is created with the same constraints and updated start and end times. Note: The original creator is associated to all the newly created downtimes.
Enter a message to notify your team about this downtime. The message field allows standard markdown formatting and Datadog’s
Notify your team by specifying team members or send the message to a service integration.
The Manage Downtime page displays the list of active and scheduled downtimes. Select a downtime to view details, edit, or delete it. Use the Filter downtimes text box to search your downtimes.
Downtime history is viewable on the Monitor Status page as overlaid on the group transition history, and the Event stream by searching for
tags:audit,downtime, or a specific downtime by ID with
Monitors trigger events when they change between possible states:
NO DATA. When a monitor is muted or has a scheduled downtime, transitions from
RESOLVED to another state do not trigger events or notifications.
If a monitor transitions states during a downtime (such as from
NO DATA) and remains in that state once a scheduled downtime expires, it does NOT trigger a notification. However, it does trigger the recovery event when data returns for the scope or the monitor returns to an
This behavior is designed to prevent
NO DATA alerts when using the Autoresolve feature. If you prefer the monitor to trigger a
NO DATA event at the time the silencing expires, reach out to the Datadog support team to have the feature enabled for your account. Note: This only affects instances when a monitor exits a downtime period in a
NO DATA state.
If a monitor triggers an alert before a downtime and recovers during that downtime, then a recovery event is sent during the downtime (if this is the first recovery during that downtime).
All alerted states are included on the weekly monitor report even if the monitor is in a downtime.