We use FTR to monitor a web application. There are times that the web application needs to be put into maintenance, and the web page will display a message like "temporarily unavailable, please check back later", obviously, in this case, the FTR script will fail because this is not the page it would expect. But we don't want to alert in this case. We know we can set up the blackout for this, but blackout is not automated so the application team needs to contact monitoring team in advance and someone from monitoring team needs to set up the blackout.
So the questions is that is it possible within FTR script, if the script sees the page displaying that maintenance message, then the script will stop right there and complete successfully without performing the remaining steps? That way, the FTR script will run fine during the maintenance period without the need for a blackout.
FTR/A(CitraTest) provides if/then/else logic that will allow the customer to do this. If complex logic of script flow is needed it is recommended that FTR/A is used.
This issue has been assigned Quest Tracking ID EU-565 for consideration in a future release.