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How to Create a View for Imported Configuration Items

Bill Anderson|Last Updated: 7/1/2016
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Applies To: System Center 2016 Technical Preview - Service Manager

You can use the following procedures in Service Manager to create a view for imported Microsoft SQL Server database configuration items and then view the items in a dynamically generated form.

You can view and edit items that were imported from a System Center Operations Manager configuration item (CI) connector. However, Service Manager does not have system-defined views or forms for some items. For example, Service Manager does not have a defined view for SQL Server databases, so you must manually create a view to see these configuration items. Although Service Manager does not have a predefined form for SQL Server databases or for many other objects that you might have imported, you can still view any configuration item in a dynamically generated form (if you created a view for those items).

Before you use these procedures, make sure that you import the SQL Server management packs for Operations Manager and for Service Manager. Although these procedures rely on SQL Server databases imported from Operations Manager, you can use the same steps to view other imported configuration items that do not have system-defined views or forms.

To create a view for imported SQL Server database configuration items

  1. In the Service Manager console, click Configuration Items.

  2. In the Configuration Items pane, expand Configuration Items, and then click All Windows Computers.

  3. In the Tasks pane, under Computers, click Create View.

  4. In the Create View dialog box, on the General page, in the Name box, type a name for the new view. For example, type SQL Server Databases.

  5. In the Description box, enter a description of the view you are creating. For example, type This view displays SQL Server databases from Operations Manager.

  6. Expand the Criteria area. Next to Search for objects of a specific class, click Browse.

  7. In the Select a Class dialog box, in the View list, select All basic classes.

  8. In the Search box, type SQL, and then click the search button (blue magnifying glass).

  9. In the Class list, select SQL DB, and then click OK.

  10. Click the Display tab. In the Columns to display list, select Database Name and Database Size (MB) String, and then click OK.

  11. Select the SQL Server Databases view to see the list of the imported SQL Server databases.

To view and edit imported SQL Server database configuration items

  1. Select the SQL Server Databases view that you created, and then select any item in the list. Notice that the Preview pane shows detailed information about the selected item.

  2. Double-click any item in the list to view the item in a dynamically generated form.

  3. Optionally, you can edit various fields for the item in the same manner as you do for other configuration items.

  4. Optionally, you can perform actions in the Tasks list, in the same manner as you do for other configuration items.

  5. If you have made any changes to the item, click OK; otherwise, click Cancel to close the form.

You can use Windows PowerShell commands to display views that are defined in Service Manager. For more information, see Get-SCSMView.

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