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Randomize Maintenance Window Start Time

Currently, randomization only applies to deadlines and does not take maintenance windows into account. If you have a heavily virtualized environment with shared storage and want to use maintenance windows there is no good way to prevent a resource storm at the start of the maintenance windows. The only way is to break up the devices into several collections with staggered maintenance windows. This is cumbersome to maintain at a level that would provide the desired granularity.

Ideally there would be an option to randomize the maintenance window start time. Bonus points to making that randomization configurable.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    we had a production issue on a datacenter when the 1500 servers, that share a common maintenance window, restarted at the same time after a software update distribution, you can imagine the result. The feature to randomize the maintenance window would be helpful. Thanks

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