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Use this dialog box to create a new monitoring view or revise an existing one for the following view types:

This dialog box contains the following elements.

Name

Provides a space where you can enter the name for the view you are creating.
Description

Provides a space where you can enter a description for the view you are creating.
Criteria tab

Limits results displayed in the view. This tab contains the following options:
  • Show data related to: Displays the Management Pack target type you selected by using the ellipsis button.

    • Ellipsis () button: Opens the Select a Target Type dialog box, where you can browse for and select a Management Pack target.

  • Show data contained in a specific group: Displays the Management Group object that you choose with the Ellipsis () button.

    • Ellipsis () button: Opens the Select Object dialog box, where you can browse Management Group objects.

    • Clear: Clears a selected Management Group object from Show data contained in a specific group.

  • Criteria conditions: Lists conditions available for the Management Pack target type that you can select.

  • Criteria description (click the underlined value to edit) tab: Opens a dialog box when you click an underlined criteria value so that you can enter or select properties that filter results displayed in the view.

Display tab

Displays column and sorting rules that are used to display view results. This tab contains the following options:
  • Columns to display: Lists the columns that you select to include in the view. You can use the up arrow and down arrow to choose the order that columns are displayed.

  • Sort columns by: Indicates the column used to sort the view by.

  • Group items by: Indicates how view results are grouped. Multiple group levels are possible.

  • Preview: Displays a sample view, based on Group items by.

If you are creating a performance view, this dialog box contains the following elements.

Name

Provides a space where you can enter the name for the view you are creating.
Description

Provides a space where you can enter a description for the view you are creating.
Criteria tab

Limits results displayed in the view. This tab contains the following options:
  • Show data related to: Displays the Management Pack target type you selected by using the ellipsis button.

    • Ellipsis () button: Opens the Select a Target Type dialog box, where you can browse for and select a Management Pack target.

  • Show data contained in a specific group: Displays the Management Group object that you choose with the Ellipsis () button.

    • Ellipsis () button: Opens the Select Object dialog box, where you can browse Management Group objects.

    • Clear: Clears a selected Management Group object from Show data contained in a specific group.

  • Criteria conditions: Lists conditions available for the Management Pack target type that you can select.

  • Criteria description (click the underlined value to edit) tab: Opens a dialog box when you click an underlined criteria value so that you can enter or select properties that filter results displayed in the view.

Display tab

Displays time range and chart options used to display view results. This tab contains the following options:
  • Date and Time: Contains options that determine whether view results are based on all data or data for a specific period of time.

  • Chart: Indicates the type of chart to render in the view.

  • X Axis: Displays x-axis choices that you use to affect how the horizontal axis is displayed.

    • Change: Opens the Color dialog box, where you can choose the color that defines this axis.

  • Y Axis: Displays y-axis choices that you use to affect how the vertical axis is displayed.

    • Change: Opens the Color dialog box, where you can choose the color that defines this axis.

  • Preview: Displays a sample view, based on the type of chart you choose with Chart.

If you are creating a diagram view, this dialog box contains the following elements.

Name

Provides a space where you can enter the name of your diagram view.
Description

Provides a space where you can enter a description for your diagram view.
Choose target

Shows the name of the target monitoring object you selected.
Browse

Opens the Select Object dialog box, where you can select a target monitoring object.
Choose from a template

Specifies that you want to create the diagram view from a template and provides a drop-down list of available templates.
View Details

Opens the View Template message box, where you can view the XML description of the template. You cannot modify the template. If you want to customize a template, select Create your own template.
Create your own template

Specifies that you want to use a template that you created. Enables the tabs Diagram Properties, Object Properties, and Line Properties.
Diagram Properties

Contains the following elements:
  • Levels to Show, which provides a spin box with which you can specify the number of levels to be shown when the diagram view is first opened.

  • Layout Direction, which provides a drop-down list with available layout directions.

Object Properties

Contains the following elements:
  • Containment Style, which presents a choice of Box or Non Box.

  • Nodes Per Row, which provides a spin box with which you can specify the number of nodes to appear in one row of a box node.

Line Properties

Enables you to select the following properties for containment lines and non-containment lines:
  • Color, which provides a color box that you can click to open the Color dialog box and choose a color.

  • Style, which provides a drop-down list of line styles.

  • Width, which provides a spin box with which you can select a width for the line.

Create

Creates the diagram view.

If you are creating a Web page view, this dialog box contains the following elements.

Name

Provides a space where you can enter the name of your Web page view.
Description

Provides a space where you can enter a description for your Web page view.
Target Web site

Provides a space where you can enter a uniform resource locator (URL) address used to display in the Web page view.

If you are creating a dashboard view, this dialog box contains the following elements.

Name

Provides a space where you can enter the name of your diagram view.
Description

Provides a space where you can enter a description for your diagram view.
Display

Lists the number of panels that are displayed in the dashboard view and determines the view layout. After you create the new view, the Click to add a view link appears in the view. Clicking the link opens the Select View dialog box, where you can browse existing views and insert one into the selected panel.

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