In Operations Manager 2007, you can use favorite views to save views that you regularly use. You can save a folder, alert, event, state, performance, diagram, task status, Web page, and dashboard view. A dashboard view is a combination of other views and a folder view functions as a named container for views.

In the following procedure, you will create an alert view that displays all new alerts created in the previous five days.

To create a new favorites view

  1. In the Operations console, click My Workspace.

  2. In the My Workspace pane, expand My Workspace, right-click Favorite Views, point to New, and then click Alert View.

  3. In the Properties dialog box, in the Name text box, type a name for this view. For example, type Alerts in the Past Five Days.

  4. In the Description text field, optionally enter a description.

  5. On the Criteria tab, click the ellipses () next to the Show data related to box. The Select a Target Type dialog box displays a list of the object types available in your management group. Click to select the object type that most specifically describes the objects that you want to view, and then click OK.

  6. The object type you select is listed in the Show data related to box. If you want to narrow the focus of the view, you can also click the ellipses () next to Show data contained in a specific group. Click a group to filter the objects shown in your view, and then click OK.

    If you do not see the object type that you want, click View all targets and then type a word or phrase in Find to filter the displayed list.
  7. Use the check boxes provided to select individual criteria to apply additional filters to the objects that you want to display in your view. You might need to further define the criteria in the Criteria description box. In this example, select the created in specific time period check box.

  8. In the Criteria description box, click in specified time period.

  9. In the Date and Time Generated dialog box, select Within the last, and then enter 5, select Day, and then click OK.

  10. Click the Display tab. By default, all columns in your state view display. Click to clear one or more columns that you do not want to display. Choose how you want to sort the objects in your view in Sort columns by.

  11. Click OK to create the view.

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