Firewall Policy Schedules Overview
A schedule allows a policy to be active for a specified duration. If you want a policy to be active during a scheduled time, you must first create a schedule for that policy or link the policy to an existing schedule. When a schedule timeout expires, the associated policy is deactivated and all sessions associated with the policy are also timed out.
If a policy contains a reference to a schedule, that schedule determines when the policy is active. When a policy is active, it can be used as a possible match for traffic. A schedule lets you restrict access to, or remove a restriction from a resource, for a period of time.
A schedule uses the following guidelines:
A schedule can have multiple policies associated with it; however, a policy cannot be associated with multiple schedules.
A policy remains active as long as the schedule it refers to is also active.
A schedule can be active during a single time slot, as specified by a start date and time, and a stop date and time.
A schedule can be active forever (recurrent), but only as specified by the daily schedule. The schedule on a specific day (time slot) takes priority over the daily schedule.
A scheduler can be active during a time slot, as specified by the weekday schedule.
A scheduler be active within two different time slots (daily or for a specified duration).