Who is available now to respond to incidents and outages in your company? To answer that question, you need to check a calendar or your on-call schedule. When incidents occur, there’s stress or panic or both, so having in view of all the on-call schedule can smooth the situation.
First things first, plan accordingly your on-call schedule for the primary and backup rotations, and update the overrides whenever there’s somebody who won’t be reachable for any reason. Then, double check that the communications channels (mobile devices for voice calls and SMS, email accounts, etc.) are correct and working. And that the notifications will reach to all the involved people: Responders and observers.
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This gadget displays the final schedule of the on-call schedule, which takes into account the rotations and overrides defined for that schedule.
Name your gadget meaningfully, so everyone knows at a glance what it is about and when to use it. Fill out the rest of the fields as applicable, namely:
The datasource, select an Opsgenie datasource (see Add and Manage Datasources).
The schedules you want to display in the gadget.
Finally, indicate if you want to use the current settings for all the compatible gadgets in the dashboard. This option eases the pain of configuring one by one the rest of the gadgets with the same default configuration.
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