Work with the Computers View

The available data for a Computers view is displayed in the Results pane when you click the Computer view name in the Navigation pane of the MOM Operator console. You can also click the computer name in Public Viewsor My Viewsin the Navigation pane. Each row in the Results pane is a data instance generated for the view.

By default, all of the data for all of the computer groups in the scope that you are using is displayed. For example, if you are logged on with an account that is a member of the MOM Administrator group, you see all of the data for the MOM Administrator Scope. If you want to refine the selection of data in the Results pane, select a specific computer group in the MOM Administrator Scope from the Computer Grouplist, such as Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Agents. In addition to viewing Computers view data you can:

Personalize the View

The Computers view displays the data by using a predetermined selection of elements (seen as column headings) that are organized in a predetermined order. You can sort the data in ascending or descending order by clicking the column title that you want to use as a sort criterion.

If you want to change the data elements that are displayed as columns, or their sequence, right-click anywhere in the Results pane and click Personalize Viewto open the Personalize Viewdialog box.

The dialog box lists the Available columnsand the Displayed columns.

To add an item to the columns that are displayed
Select the item that you want in the Available columnslist, and then click Addto move it to the Displayed columnslist.
To remove an item from the columns that are displayed
Select the item in the Displayed columnslist, and then click Removeto move it to the Available columnslist.
To change the order that columns are displayed
Select the item in the Displayed columnslist, and click Move Upor Move Downto move the item.

The following tables summarize the displayed and available column titles, or data fields, for a Computers view.

Displayed column Description
State Indicates the current health of the computer, as indicated by Alerts. For example, Critical Error.
Maintenance Mode Indicates when computer is in maintenance mode.
Domain Specifies the domain to which the computer belongs.
Name Specifies the name of the computer.
Last Heartbeat Specifies the date and time that the last heartbeat was received from the monitored computer.
New Alerts Specifies the number of alerts with a resolution state of New.
Service Unavailable Specifies the number of unresolved alerts with a severity level of Service Unavailable.
Security Issue Specifies the number of unresolved alerts with an alert severity level of Security Issue.
Critical Error Specifies the number of unresolved alerts with a severity level of Critical Error.
Operating System Type Specifies the name and version of the operating system.
Description Specifies the description of the computer.
Available column Description
Computer ID Specifies a unique identifier for the computer.
FQDN Specifies the Fully Qualified Domain Name for the computer.
Error Specifies the number of unresolved alerts with a severity level of Error.
Warning Specifies the number of unresolved alerts with a severity level of Warning.
Information Specifies the number of alerts with a severity level of Information.
Success Specifies the number of unresolved alerts with the alert severity level of Success.
Custom Data n Specifies user-defined, user-populated columns.
Maintenance Mode End Indicates date and time maintenance mode ended.
Maintenance Mode User Specifies who put computer into maintenance mode.
Maintenance Mode Reason Specifies why computer was put into maintenance mode.

See or Change View Properties

To see or change the Event view properties, right-click anywhere in the Results pane and click Computer View Propertiesto open the Computer View Propertiesdialog box. This dialog box has two tabs that you can work with: Criteriaand General.

Criteria
This tab has two input areas, one for selecting computers and one for specifying the corresponding descriptive parameters that are used to qualify the computer that you select. In the Which computers do you want to view?list, select a computer by clicking the check box beside the descriptive parameter. When you select an item, a corresponding hyperlink is displayed in the View description (click the underlined value to edit)input area. Click the hyperlink to open a dialog box, and then provide the required information. The following table lists the available parameters and describes the associated information you are prompted to provide.
Note  Note   

If you do not specify any computers, all the computers in the management group are part of the Computers view.

with specified state Click the link to open the Statedialog box. Select the appropriate check box to identify the type of state that you want to use. For example, Information, Error, or Service Unavailable.
with open alerts All computers with Open Alerts will be in the view. Use the other criteria options to qualify the Open Alerts. For example, computers with a specified name or in a specified computer group.
with specified severity alerts that are not Resolved Click the link to open the Alert Severitydialog box. Select the appropriate check box to identify the level of alert severity that you want to use. For example, Information, Error, or Service Unavailable.
with specified name Click the link to open the Computer Namedialog box. Type a complete text string or use wildcards to provide the Domainand Computerinformation.
in specified Computer Group Click the link to open the Computer Groupdialog box. Type a complete text string or use wildcards to identify the computer group.
with specified FQDN Click the link to open the FQDNdialog box. Type a complete text string or use wildcards to identify the FQDN.
with no heartbeat in specified time range Click the link to open the Heartbeat Timedialog box. Provide a time range using numeric and range qualifies, such as minutes, hours, or days.
running Microsoft Operations Manager agent All computers with the agent installed will be in the view. Use other criteria options to qualify the this selection. For example, computers with a specified description.
with specified description Click the link to open the Computer Descriptiondialog box. Type a complete text string or use wildcards to identify the computer description.
with specified CustomData n Click the link to open the Custom Data ndialog box. Type a complete text string or use wildcards to identify the custom data.
in maintenance mode View all computers in maintenance mode.
General
This tab has two input areas: View nameand Description. The description is optional. You can change the name or description by clicking the appropriate text boxes to delete or add text.
Note  Note   

To view alerts, events, and performance information, right-click the computer name, and then click Alerts, Events, or Performance.

Work with View Details

When you click Computers and Groups, the Computers view appears. On the navigation pane, click the Computersnode to obtain information about discovered computers that is displayed in the Results and Detail panes in the center of your screen. Select a computer in the Results pane. Information about the selected computer appears in the Detail pane below the results.

The following Computers view attributes are displayed in the Detail pane.

Attributes
When you click Attributes, the following computer attributes, where available, are displayed in the Detail pane. The following fields are displayed as column headings: Attribute Name, Value, Computer Name, and Domain Name. You can sort this data in ascending or descending order by clicking on a column title.
Rule Groups
When you click Rule Groups, any associated rule groups are displayed in the Detail pane. The following fields are displayed as column headings: Rule Group, Associated Computer Group, Computer Name, and Domain Name. You can sort these rule groups in ascending or descending order by clicking on a column title.
Computer Groups
When you click Computer Groups, any associated computer groups are displayed in the Detail pane. The following fields are displayed as column headings: Computer Group, Description, Computer Name, Domain Name. You can sort these rule groups in ascending or descending order by clicking on a column title.
Roles
When you click Roles, a hierarchical view of all the computers is displayed in the Detail pane according to their role. For example, the MOM Agent Node. A table is associated with the node label. In this example the table displays the following data: Instance Name, Action Account Identity, Agent Version, Backup MOM Servers Per Management Group, Management Group Membership, Name, and Primary MOM Server Per Management Group.