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How to Create a State View in Operations Manager 2007

Updated: May 22, 2009

Applies To: Operations Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 SP1

The state view in Operations Manager 2007 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.

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.

You must have the rights of the Author role to create a view in the Monitoring pane. If you are an operator you can create a view in the My Workspace pane.

noteNote
When a State view is displayed, you might find that multiple objects are listed by the same name. For example, a Windows-based computer object and management server object might have the same computer name. The Windows-based computer object and the management server object will be listed on their own row in the State view and thus, the same computer name will be listed twice. This is expected behavior.

To create a state view

  1. Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the Operations Manager Author role for the Operations Manager 2007 management group.

  2. In the Operations console, click the Monitoring button.

  3. 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.

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

  5. On the Criteria tab, click the ellipses () 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.

    noteNote
    The entity AEM Computer has been deprecated.

    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 () next to Show data contained in a specific group. Click a group to filter the objects shown in your view, and then click OK.

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

  6. 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.

  7. Click the Display tab. By default, all columns in your state view display. Click to deselect 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.

  8. Click OK to create the view.

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