The ability to suppress alerts in Microsoft System 2012 Operations Manager during planned maintenance activities in a production IT environment is known as maintenance mode. Typically maintenance mode is initiated by using the Operation Manager console.
You may want to delegate this task to a user without access to the console, but with authority and approval to perform the maintenance activity. For example, applying application updates to a list of servers.
This recipe will show you how to create a simple Runbook to put a list of Windows Servers supplied in the Orchestration console with a comma separator into a predefined duration of maintenance mode.
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