In Operations Manager 2007, the Views node is located under the Management Pack Objects node of the Authoring section. Views are groups of managed objects that have a commonality, which is defined in the view properties. When you select a view, a query is sent to the Operations Manager database and the results of the query are displayed in the results pane.

Default Views

Several views are created by default when Operations Manager is installed. For more information about these views, see Global Views in Operations Manager 2007. Management packs also contain views. When a management pack is imported, a folder is created in the Monitoring pane. This folder contains the views that are defined in the management pack. You cannot change these views, and you cannot add new views to the management pack folder. However, you can create a folder in the Monitoring pane and create views that display in your folder.

Customizing Views

While views display both in the Monitoring and in the Authoring panes of the Operations console, they are created in the Monitoring pane. The Authoring pane displays a list of views under the Management Pack Objects node. You can sort this list based on properties of the views. Although you cannot change the properties of a view that is saved to a sealed management pack, you can change the display options of a view by using the Personalize View option that displays when any view is right-clicked in the Monitoring pane. After you personalize a view, the changes display each successive time you open the view in the Monitoring pane.

View Types

There are several view types, each displaying a different aspect of monitoring data. Each view type has a different icon. When you click New View in the Monitoring pane, the following list of view types displays along with the view type's icon:

Alert View

Displays alerts that meet your specific criteria, such as alert severity, resolution state, or alerts that are assigned to you.
Event View

Queries the event logs and displays events that are based on criteria specified in the event view properties.
State View

Displays relationships between components, computers, and computer groups.
Performance View

Customizes how you want to view performance data collected from performance objects and counters. This includes the ability to view historical and current operational data together.
Diagram View

Displays a graphical view of a set of managed objects and how they relate to one another.
Task Status View

Displays tasks that meet criteria specified in the properties, such as only those tasks that apply to certain object types.
Web Page View

Displays a Web page in a separate window in the Operations console.
Dashboard View

Allows you to arrange and view any data that Operations Manager is gathering, such as designing a view that shows two different view types side by side in one window.
Users that are members of the Read-only Operator role cannot view or run any tasks. For this reason, no tasks appear in a task status view that is opened by a Read-only operator. For more information about user roles, see About User Roles in Operations Manager 2007.

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