Time periods is time defining objects that span over a week. You can define included time for each day of the week in the time period definition.
You can also:
- Use already defined time periods as excludes
- Add exceptions based on dates and ranges of days
The time period objects are used at many places in the configuration. Most noticeably are in the contact objects where the time periods defines when notifications should be sent out.
You can also use time periods to define when a service or a host should be monitored or when you are creating availability reports.