Suspending schedules on hosts to place them in maintenance mode

When you want to prevent the host from running any SnapCenter scheduled jobs, you can place your host in maintenance mode. You must do this before you upgrade the plug-ins. You might want to do this if you are performing maintenance tasks on hosts.

About this task

You cannot suspend the schedules on a host that is down because SnapCenter cannot communicate with that host.


  1. In the left navigation pane, click Hosts.
  2. In the Hosts page, click Managed Hosts.
  3. In the Managed Hosts page, select the host that you want to suspend.
  4. Click the icon, and then click Suspend Schedule to place the host for this plug-in in maintenance mode.
    You can suspend the schedule of multiple hosts simultaneously.
    Note: You do not have to stop the plug-in service first. The plug-in service can be in a running or stopped state.
    After you suspend the schedules on the host, the Managed Hosts page shows "Suspended" in the Overall status field for the host.

After you finish

After you complete host maintenance, bring the host out of maintenance mode by clicking Activate Schedule.

You can activate the schedule of multiple hosts simultaneously.