Hi.The problem goes like this, when some of our customers backup jobs are running we get a lot of Pages/sec and Physical disk queue length alarms.Is it possible to automaticly suspend certain alarms for a period of time?
You can schedule alarm suspensions in the Monitor -> Status -> Suspend Alarm section.
Just choose the machine on which you want to suspend the alarms, choose the date and time you want to suspend the alarm, check run recurring every 1 day and choose the amount of time you want to suspend the alarm, then click schedule.
Say you run backups at 11pm, you can choose to suspend alarms for 2 hours starting at 11pm every day. An issue I see is that you never know exactly how long a backup is going to take.
As far as automatically suspending alarms when the backup starts and enabling alarms when the backup finishes, I do not think there is a way to do this. I think this would be an excellent addition to the available step types in agent procedures.
As for the question of suspending certain alarms, no. You can suspend all or none, there is not yet the option to only suspend select alarms. This would be a great feature though.