maintenance windows: skip date or add an end date
I'd like a possibility to exclude some date from the maintenance windows schedule, or add an "effective end date" after wich the MW would stop.
windows every two week on Thursday, I'm asked to skip the next one due to exams or other reason (school environment.) several time a year.
right now I change the effective start date for after those event, but I can't do it too much in advance, or there won't be any maintenance until this new effective date.
and if I do it too late, then the computers may not receive the new settings in time.
An exclusion date that I could set up in advance would be of a great value for me, and it should have the priority over any maintenance windows.
Due to our unique environment, we have multiple black out periods, where we cannot deploy anything to a site. Where the black-out periods differs from site to site, at our 44 global sites.
Having a date range in the Maintenance Window Schedule, to encapsulate the blackout period, would make scheduling deployments much easier and have less risk to the sites.
It would also be interesting to look at having a switch added to the Maintenance Window Schedule that would implicitly deny deployments. That way we can be sure that the site is not affected during their blackout period.