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How to Create a State View in Essentials

Updated: April 14, 2010

Applies To: System Center Essentials 2010

The State view in System Center Essentials 2010 is like most other view types in that you use the Criteria tab in the Properties dialog box of the view to define which objects you want shown in your view. You then you use the Display tab to customize how the data looks in your view. Each section of the Criteria tab adds an additional filter to your view. For more information about view types, see Views in Essentials.

By default, your new view is added to the list of global views that are located directly under the Monitoring node on the Monitoring pane. If you want your view saved to a folder, you must select that folder before you click New View.

To create a state view

  1. In the Essentials console, click Monitoring.

  2. At the bottom of the Monitoring pane, click New View , and then click State View. The Properties dialog box of your new state view displays.

  3. Type a descriptive name for the State view in the Name box, and then type a short description in Description.

  4. On the Criteria tab, click the ellipses button () next to the Show data related to box. The Select a Target Type dialog box displays a list of the object types available in your management group. Click to select the object type that most specifically describes the objects that you want to view, and then click OK. The object type you select is listed in the Show data related to box. If you want to narrow the focus of the view, you can also click the ellipses button () next to Show data contained in a specific group. Click a group to filter the objects shown in your view, and then click OK. For more information about targeting, see Targeting in Essentials.

    noteNote
    If you do not see the object type that you want, click View all targets and then type a word or phrase in Look for to filter the displayed list.

  5. Use the check boxes provided to select individual criteria to apply additional filters to the objects that you want to display in your view. You might need to further define the criteria in the Criteria description box.

  6. Click the Display tab. By default, all columns in your State view display. Click to cancel one or more columns that you do not want to display. Choose how you want to sort the objects in your view in Sort columns by. The Preview section displays how the State view looks before it is customized.

  7. Click OK to create the view.

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