The Power of a good View

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.

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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.

      1. 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)
      2. A State View showing information from our custom Server Branding Class
      3. A State View showing information about the HP Proliant Server class
      4. A State View showing information about the VMWare Virtual Machine class
      5. A Dashboard view showing these four views.  This is where the work will actually be done
      6. Creating Alert Views

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Now you should have a nice alert view!

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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

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Creating the Dashboard View

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