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Creating Host Views

The idea about the host views is to have the information on numerous managed and monitored hosts divided into sensible entities so that managing the host data is easier. Host views are different hierarchical groupings of the hosts, and they can be defined according to suitable characteristics of the hosts or for example according to the organizational units the hosts belong to.

You can create a suitable set of host views and add host groups into the views. At least one host view is required, and there is the permanent default view Configuration. Consider what are the most relevant criteria in your environment for arranging the host information, and create a host view for each criterium. For example, you could use host views based on host locations and operating systems.


It is advisable to configure the host views before installing the Management Agents. If you create the host views based on criteria that the host machines provide automatically, the hosts will be put directly into the relevant views when they connect to the Management Server for the first time.

The work flow for managing host data

Figure 3.5. The work flow for managing host data

The Host Views are managed on the Manage views page. The page shows the existing Host Views as a list.

The Manage views page

Figure 3.6. The Manage views page

To create a new host view:

  1. Click Hosts → Manage views on the menu.

  2. On the Views page, click the Add new view button.

  3. Enter a name for the view and click Save.

You can rename or delete a host views by clicking the Rename or Delete button next to that view.

Note that a host view cannot be removed if other objects of the system refer to it.

For detailed instructions on managing the host views, see Managing Host Views.




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