Scheduling Service Availability

If you enabled unmanaged services, you can open a calendar interface and schedule the availability of these services to the distributed processing system.

About the Work Schedule Dialog

The calendar interface of the work schedule dialog contains several useful features.

Figure. Work schedule dialog in the Apple Qmaster pane of System Preferences.

You can use the following controls to constrain the availability of unmanaged services for each day of the week:

  • Start time field: Enter a start time.
  • End time field: Enter an end time.

Scheduling Service Availability in the Work Schedule Dialog

Follow the steps below to schedule the availability of unmanaged services.

To schedule service availability
  1. In the Advanced pane within the Apple Qmaster preferences pane, click Set.

    The work schedule dialog appears.

  2. To constrain the availability of the services, choose one of the options from the pop-up menu next to a particular day of the week. See About the Work Schedule Dialog for details.

  3. Enter any constraining time periods in the appropriate start time and end time fields.

    Note: You must enter valid days and times. The time cannot overlap into the next day in one entry. There must be two entries when the range ends after 12 a.m. For more information, see Setting Availability from Sunday Night to Monday Morning.

  4. Click OK to save the settings.

Setting Availability from Sunday Night to Monday Morning

You must enter valid days and times. The time cannot overlap into the next day in one entry. There must be two entries when the range ends after 12 a.m.

For example, to set the service availability from 6 p.m. on Sunday to 8 a.m. on Monday, follow the steps below.

To provide service availability from Sunday night to Monday morning
  • Make both of the following entries:

    • Sunday: On between 6:00 PM and 12:00 AM
    • Monday: On between 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM