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View Types in Operations Manager

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

Each view type in System Center 2012 – Operations Manager displays a different aspect of monitoring data. Each view type has a different icon as shown in the following image.

Icons associated with each view type

For more information on specific view types, see:

Alert View Type

The alert view displays alerts that meet your specific criteria, such as alert severity, resolution state, or alerts that are assigned to you. For information on creating an alert view, see How to Create an Alert View.

A blank Alerts view window

Event View Type

The event view queries the event logs and displays events that are based on criteria specified in the event view properties. For information on creating an event view, see How to Create an Event View.

Example of Events view window

State View Type

The state view displays relationships between components, computers, and computer groups. For information on creating a state view, see How to Create a State View.

Example of state view of distributed application

Performance View Type

The performance view allows you to customize how you want to view performance data collected from performance objects and counters. This includes the ability to view historical and current operational data together. You must select Show in the Details pane to display data from a rule in the graph in the Results pane. For information on creating a performance view, see How to Create a Performance View.

Example of performance view

Diagram View Type

The Diagram view displays a graphical view of a set of managed objects and how they relate to one another. For information on creating a diagram view, see How to Create a Diagram View.

Example of diagram view

Task Status View Type

The task status view displays tasks that meet criteria specified in the properties, such as only those tasks that apply to certain object types. For information on creating a task status view, see How to Create a Task Status View.

Selection window for task status view
Users that are members of the Read-only Operator role cannot view or run any tasks. For this reason, no tasks appear in a task status view that is opened by a Read-only Operator.

Web Page View Type

The Web page view displays a Web page in a separate window in the Operations console. For information on creating a Web page view, see How to Create a Web Page View.

Example of web page view

Overrides Summary View Type

You can only create an overrides summary view in My Workspace.

You can view all rule and monitor overrides in the overrides summary view. The overrides summary view can be used for both sealed and unsealed management packs. You can customize this view by grouping items by multiple column headers. For information on creating an overrides summary view, see How to Create an Overrides Summary View.

Example of overrides summary view

Dashboard View Type

The dashboard view allows you to present multiple types of data in a single view.

securitySecurity Note
When a dashboard view uses data from the data warehouse database, operators might be able to view data that they would not otherwise have access to in views that use data from the operational database.

Sample dashboard view

For information on creating a dashboard view, see How to Create a Dashboard View.

See Also

For additional resources, see Information and Support for System Center 2012.

Tip: Use this query to find online documentation in the TechNet Library for System Center 2012. For instructions and examples, see Search the System Center 2012 Documentation Library.
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