Came across multiple environments where monitoring needs to be run on UTC business hours but not on local time.

Herewith we create a PowerShell script base module can be used in any monitor or rule as scheduled trigger.

The Module takes three parameters below:

1) IntervalSeconds to run monitor/Rule i.e. pool time in Seconds (Example: 120 )

2) UTC Start time in HH:MM format in 24-hour clock (example: 11:20)

3) UTC End time in HH:MM format in 24-hour clock (example: 14:40)

The scheduler will stop processing monitoring/rule time between start time and end time.

The data source module has three sub module as below:

PowerShell script:

Param($StartTime,$EndTime)
 
$api = new-object -comObject 'MOM.ScriptAPI'
 
$api.LogScriptEvent('MyScript.ps1',20,4,$computerName)
 
$bag = $api.CreatePropertyBag()
 
$flag=0
 
$bag.AddValue('FilterStartTime',$StartTime.tostring())
 
$bag.AddValue('FilterEndTime',$EndTime.tostring())
 
$endflag=0
 
[Datetime]$StartTime=$StartTime
 
[Datetime]$EndTime= $EndTime
 
[Datetime]$midnight="23:59"
 
[Datetime]$Daystart="00:00"
 
if($StartTime -gt $EndTime)
 
{
 
$endflag=1
 
}
 
$date=Get-Date
 
$bag.AddValue('LocalTIme',$date.tostring())
 
$utc=$date.ToUniversalTime()
 
$bag.AddValue('UTCTime',$utc.tostring())
 
if($endflag -eq 0)
 
{
 
if(($utc -ge $StartTime) -and ($utc -le $EndTime))
 
{
 
$flag=1
 
}
 
}
 
else
 
{
 
if((($utc -ge $StartTime) -and ($utc -le $midnight)) -or (($utc -ge $Daystart) -and ($utc -le $EndTime)) )
 
{
 
$flag=1
 
}
 
}
 
$bag.AddValue('flag',$flag)
 
$bag

Module Output property bag:

MP file: Did not find a way to upload File, copy below XML to XML file with name UtcTime.Schedule.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><ManagementPack ContentReadable="true" SchemaVersion="2.0" OriginalSchemaVersion="1.0" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
  <Manifest>
    <Identity>
      <ID>UtcTime.Schedule</ID>
   </Identity>
    <Name>UtcTime.Schedule</Name>
    <References>
      <Reference Alias="Windows">
        <ID>Microsoft.Windows.Library</ID>
        <Version>7.5.8501.0</Version>
        <PublicKeyToken>31bf3856ad364e35</PublicKeyToken>
      </Reference>
      <Reference Alias="System">
        <ID>System.Library</ID>
        <Version>7.5.8501.0</Version>
        <PublicKeyToken>31bf3856ad364e35</PublicKeyToken>
      </Reference>
      <Reference Alias="SC">
        <ID>Microsoft.SystemCenter.Library</ID>
        <Version>7.0.8437.0</Version>
        <PublicKeyToken>31bf3856ad364e35</PublicKeyToken>
      </Reference>
      <Reference Alias="Health">
        <ID>System.Health.Library</ID>
        <Version>7.0.8437.0</Version>
        <PublicKeyToken>31bf3856ad364e35</PublicKeyToken>
      </Reference>
    </References>
  </Manifest>
  <TypeDefinitions>
    <ModuleTypes>
      <DataSourceModuleType ID="UtcTime.Schedule.DS" Accessibility="Public" Batching="false">
        <Configuration>
          <xsd:element minOccurs="1" name="IntervalSeconds" type="xsd:integer" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" />
<xsd:element minOccurs="0" name="SyncTime" type="xsd:string" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" />           <xsd:element minOccurs="1" name="FilterStartTime" type="xsd:string" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" />
<xsd:element minOccurs="1" name="FilterEndTime" type="xsd:string" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" />
       </Configuration>
        <OverrideableParameters>
          <OverrideableParameter ID="IntervalSeconds" Selector="$Config/IntervalSeconds$" ParameterType="int" />
          <OverrideableParameter ID="FilterStartTime" Selector="$Config/FilterStartTime$" ParameterType="string" />
          <OverrideableParameter ID="FilterEndTime" Selector="$Config/FilterEndTime$" ParameterType="string" />
        </OverrideableParameters>
        <ModuleImplementation Isolation="Any">
          <Composite>
            <MemberModules>
              <DataSource ID="Scheduler" TypeID="System!System.SimpleScheduler">
                <IntervalSeconds>$Config/IntervalSeconds$</IntervalSeconds>
                <SyncTime>$Config/SyncTime$</SyncTime>
              </DataSource>
              <ProbeAction ID="Utc.TimeCaluclator" TypeID="Windows!Microsoft.Windows.PowerShellPropertyBagProbe">
                <ScriptName>UtcTimeCalulator.ps1</ScriptName>
                <ScriptBody>
 
Param($StartTime,$EndTime)
$api = new-object -comObject 'MOM.ScriptAPI'
$api.LogScriptEvent('MyScript.ps1',20,4,$computerName)
$bag = $api.CreatePropertyBag()
$flag=0
$bag.AddValue('FilterStartTime',$StartTime.tostring())
$bag.AddValue('FilterEndTime',$EndTime.tostring())
$endflag=0
[Datetime]$StartTime=$StartTime
[Datetime]$EndTime= $EndTime
[Datetime]$midnight="23:59"
[Datetime]$Daystart="00:00"
if($StartTime -gt $EndTime)
{
$endflag=1
}
$date=Get-Date
$bag.AddValue('LocalTIme',$date.tostring())
$utc=$date.ToUniversalTime()
$bag.AddValue('UTCTime',$utc.tostring())
if($endflag -eq 0)
{
if(($utc -ge $StartTime) -and ($utc -le $EndTime))
{
$flag=1
}
}
else
{
 
if((($utc -ge $StartTime) -and ($utc -le $midnight)) -or (($utc -ge $Daystart) -and ($utc -le $EndTime)) )
 
{
 
$flag=1
 
}
 
}
$bag.AddValue('flag',$flag)
$bag
</ScriptBody>
                <Parameters>
                  <Parameter>
                    <Name>StartTime</Name>
                    <Value>$Config/FilterStartTime$</Value>
                  </Parameter>
                  <Parameter>
                    <Name>EndTime</Name>
                    <Value>$Config/FilterEndTime$</Value>
                  </Parameter>
                </Parameters>
                <TimeoutSeconds>20</TimeoutSeconds>
              </ProbeAction>
              <ConditionDetection ID="Checkflag" TypeID="System!System.ExpressionFilter">
                <Expression>
                  <SimpleExpression>
                    <ValueExpression>
                      <XPathQuery Type="String">Property[@Name='flag']</XPathQuery>
                    </ValueExpression>
                    <Operator>Equal</Operator>
                    <ValueExpression>
                      <Value Type="String">0</Value>
                    </ValueExpression>
                  </SimpleExpression>
                </Expression>
              </ConditionDetection>
            </MemberModules>
            <Composition>
             <Node ID="Checkflag">
                <Node ID="Utc.TimeCaluclator">
                  <Node ID="Scheduler" />
                </Node>
              </Node>
            </Composition>
          </Composite>
        </ModuleImplementation>
        <OutputType>System!System.BaseData</OutputType>
      </DataSourceModuleType>
    </ModuleTypes>
  </TypeDefinitions>
    <LanguagePacks>
    <LanguagePack ID="ENU" IsDefault="true">
     <DisplayStrings>
         <DisplayString ElementID="UtcTime.Schedule">
          <Name>UtcTime.Schedule</Name>
        </DisplayString>
        <DisplayString ElementID="UtcTime.Schedule.DS">
          <Name>UtcTime.Schedule.DS</Name>
       </DisplayString>     
        <DisplayString ElementID="UtcTime.Schedule.Testrule" SubElementID="DS">
         <Name>UtcTime.Schedule.DS</Name>
        </DisplayString>      
      </DisplayStrings>
    </LanguagePack>
  </LanguagePacks>
</ManagementPack>

How to use this model for monitoring and rules:

  1. Seal below MP using a certificate.
    Refer link: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh457550(v=sc.12).aspx
  2. Add sealed MP as a reference in MP where monitor and rule need to be created.
    Refer link: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff719641.aspx
  3.  Use UTC time scheduler instead of  System.Scheduler and System.SimpleScheduler
  4. Configure Start time and End Time in HH:MM time.

Use of this module:

  1. You can stop monitoring in given time interval.
  2. Enable monitoring to run UTC time than local time
  3. Filterstarttime and Filterendtimer can be overridden.