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Creating Schedules


Use schedules to activate a policy at a regular time and for a specified duration. You can define a schedule for a single or recurrent time slot during which a policy is active.

Before You Begin

  • Read the Schedules Overview topic.

  • Review the schedules main page for an understanding of your current data set. See Schedules Main Page Fields for field descriptions.

To create policy schedules:

  1. Select Configure > Firewall Policy > Schedules.
  2. Click Create.
  3. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.
  4. Click OK.

A new schedule is created. You can use this schedule to activate firewall policies for the times and dates configured in your schedules.

Table 1: Schedules Settings





Enter a unique string of alphanumeric characters, colons, periods, dashes, and underscores. No spaces are allowed and the; maximum length is 63 characters.


Enter a string of alphanumeric characters that cannot contain special characters (such as &, <, >, and \n). Maximum length is 900 characters.


Date Range

Select Ongoing if you want your schedules to always be active.

Select Custom to configure two sets of start and end dates for a single schedule. A schedule can be active during a single time slot, as specified by a start date and time, and a stop date and time. For the first set, enter dates in the Start Date and End Date fields. You must enter the days in MM/DD/YYYY format.

A scheduler will be active within two different time slots if Second Start Date and time and Second End Date and time are entered. For the second set of the schedule, enter the start date in the Second Start Date field and enter the end date in the Second End Date field.


Time Ranges

Daily Options

Select Specify Time to enter specific days and times.

Create a schedule to be active daily or for any specific times of the day.

Click on a specific day to specify time options for an entire day, to exclude a specific day, or to enter time ranges for the selected day. You must enter the time in HH:MM:SS format.

For example, if you click on Monday, you get a dialog box that allows you to specify whether you want the schedule to be active all day Monday, exclude Monday from the schedule, or have the schedule be active at specific times.