Work with the Diagram View

The available data for Diagram view is displayed in the Results pane when you click the diagram name in the Navigation pane of the MOM Operator console. You can also click the diagram name in Public Viewsor My Viewsin the Navigation pane. The Diagram view presents a graphical representation of the MOM management group to which you are connected.

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 can 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.

The default diagram type is Computer Group Containment, consequently, you might see only the top level computer group. In the Results pane, to expand the selected computer group to show its subgroups, click the plus (+) sign on the toolbar. This icon expands the diagram one level. To contract the diagram, click the minus (-) sign.

In addition to viewing Diagram view data, you can:

See or Change View Properties

To see or change the Diagram view properties, right-click anywhere on the diagram in the Results pane, and click Diagram View Propertiesto open the Diagram View Propertiesdialog box. You can make changes in two tabs: Diagram Settingsand General.

Diagram Settings
This tab provides the following options.
Diagram Type
Specifies the type of diagram that is displayed. The default option is Computer Group Containmentthat is associated with the MOM Management Pack. The drop-down list is automatically populated with diagram types for each management pack that you install.
Number of levels to display
Specifies the number of levels to display. The options are Allor an integer value from 1 to 10.
Routing style
Specifies the routing style that determines how objects in the diagram are laid out on the screen. The options are: Straight, Network, Center to Center, Org Chart (North-South), and Tree (North-South).
Node placement style
Specifies how the nodes are placed in relation to the MOM Management Server. The options are: Undirected, North-South, West-East, South-North, East-West, and Circular.
Node placement depth
Specifies how far apart the nodes are placed. The options are: Shallow, Medium, and Deep.
Rendering quality
Specifies the rendering quality for the image. The options are: High Speedand High Quality. The default value is High Speed.
Background image
Specifies a background image for the diagram. By default, no images are used.

If you want to add a background image, click Background Imagesto view and select the available background images.

This tab provides the following options.
View name
Specifies the view name.
View description
Specifies an optional view description.
Specifies the following values:
  • Optimize diagram layout when number of items reaches. The default value is 250.
  • Maximum number of items to display. The default value is 1000.

You can also view and make changes to a diagram view with the options on the Diagram Views toolbar. Select from the following toolbar icons.

Diagram View Properties
Click to open the Diagram View Properties dialog box mentioned above.
Print the Diagram
Click to print the selected diagram object.
Export to Microsoft Visio
Click to open the Save diagram as a Visio .VDX filedialog box. To save the diagram as a Visio file, type a filename and click Save.
Zoom in, Zoom out
Click these icons to either zoom in or out on the diagram view.
Expand one level, Contract one level
Click these icons to either expand or contract a hierarchical diagram.
Relayout diagram
After you zoom in or out of a diagram, click this icon to return to the default view.
View diagram legend
Click to open the diagram legend window. The diagram legend contains the icons that represent the objects and states that you see in the diagram view.

Pivoting to Other Views

You can obtain additional information when working with the Diagram view by opening another view from the diagram. Right-click any of the diagram objects, click View, and then click an option on the fly-out menu. For example, if you select a computer diagram object, the menu contains options to view alerts, events, computer detail, or performance.