Lets face it, with out filtering there can be a lot of noise in SCOM and it may be rather hard to get at the information you want easily. So lets take a look at how to do some of that filtering by making some custom views.
The first step is to make a folder in a custom management pack for storing these views.
So now that we have a folder to put the views into all we need to do is make them! I will be making views for completing workflows related to dealing with “Failed to Connect to Computer” and am going to create the following views.
- An Alert View showing only Failed to Connect to Computer alerts that have been routed to our ticketing system (we don’t really mind if a developer box is down)
- A State View showing information from our custom Server Branding Class
- A State View showing information about the HP Proliant Server class
- A State View showing information about the VMWare Virtual Machine class
- A Dashboard view showing these four views. This is where the work will actually be done
Creating Alert Views
Now you should have a nice alert view!
Creating the State View
Step one in creating a state view is selecting what class you will want to use. To search for a good class we can use discovered inventory
Creating the Dashboard View