The Test defaults page lists the recurring maintenance windows that are defined as defaults for your account, and will be applied to each new test. To go to this page, select > Test defaults.
Default maintenance windows are also listed in the Maintenance windows page. They are identified by adding (Default) to their names.
Maintenance windows define the time periods during which testing or alerting will be temporarily stopped.
Recurring maintenance windows define ongoing time periods during which testing and/or alerting will be temporarily stopped; for example, every Sunday from 4:00 until 4:25.
There are two categories of recurring maintenance windows:
- Test – The test does not run during the specified time period.
This maintenance window type is available for Backbone tests and for Last Mile, Private Last Mile, and Mobile tests that are not in batch orders.
- Alert – The test runs as scheduled however, alerting is temporarily stopped.
This maintenance window type is only available for Backbone tests.
For more information about recurring and one-time maintenance windows, see Maintenance windows.
Creating or changing default recurring maintenance windows
All maintenance windows are created or changed through the Maintenance windows page. In the Test defaults page, click Edit next to Recurring Maintenance Windows to go to that page. The Maintenance windows page is filtered to list only the default maintenance windows.
See Maintenance windows for details of creating or editing a default maintenance window.