Cisco OL-20811-01 User Manual

Managing views, Getting started with views

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User Guide for Cisco Unified Operations Manager



Managing Views

These topics explain how to work with views in the Monitoring Dashboard displays:

Getting Started with Views, page 6-1

Creating a View, page 6-2

Activating and Deactivating a View, page 6-2

Editing a View, page 6-2

Deleting a View, page 6-3

Viewing Unified Communications Manager Express Devices, page 6-3

Getting Started with Views

Views are logical groupings of devices that appear in the Monitoring Dashboard displays (Service Level
View, Alerts and Events, IP Phone Outage Status, Service Quality Alerts, and Unified CM Express).
Whenever you create a new User Defined Group in the Group Administration and Configuration page

Using Group Administration and Configuration, page 17-10

), a corresponding view is created.

Once you decide how you want to cluster your devices into a logical set, create and activate a view of
these groups so they are shown in the Monitoring Dashboard displays. View elements are not shown until
the view is activated and is displayed in the view pane (normally every two minutes).

The Monitoring Dashboard displays can have a maximum of 18 active views.

By default, the Alerts and Events, IP Phone Outage Status, and Service Quality Alerts displays contain
two default views: All Alerts and Suspended Devices. These views are static and cannot be edited,
deactivated, or deleted.

The Service Level View contains the All IP Telephony Devices view, which is a

default view that cannot be edited, deactivated, or deleted.

Unified CM Express View displays Communications Manager Express device information in a flat table
format. This report is also available in Service Level View, but accessing it alone saves you the time that
the Service Level View needs to load all the devices if you are only interested in Unified CM Express
and Cisco Unity devices.