Setting up groups to monitor from the TrueSight console

In the context of Infrastructure Monitoring, a group is a collection of devices, monitors, and other groups. Groups help you to organize your resources for effective monitoring and managing process. You can monitor groups from the TrueSight console to assess your infrastructure health.

To set up groups in the TrueSight console

Groups monitored in TrueSight console are either synchronized from the TrueSight Infrastructure Management Servers or manually created in the TrueSight console. In addition to the manually created groups, an out-of-the-box System: Short-Term Instances group is created when you upgrade the Presentation Server to version 11.3.03.

Groups that are created manually in the TrueSight console can be viewed without further configuration. To enable the automatically synchronized groups so that they can be monitored in TrueSight console, ensure that your TrueSight Infrastructure Management server is registered as a component with the TrueSight Presentation Server. For more information, see  Registering the component products with the Presentation Server

As a solution administrator, if you want to group several devices belonging to a same tenant, ensure that you create a group that also belongs to the same tenant to group these devices.

For example, if there are two devices device-A1 and device-A2 under tenant A that you want to group, then create a group GA that also belongs to tenant A.


System: Short-Term Instances group

Only an administrator can edit the System: Short-Term Instances group. However, even an administrator cannot create a new or delete the existing short-term instances group.


To view groups and System: Short-Term Instances group in the TrueSight console

  1. Log on to the TrueSight console and select Configuration> Groups.
    The Group Configuration page displays the count for both the manual groups and the synchronized groups present in Infrastructure Management as shown in the following figure.

  2. Click the Manual tab.

    Displays all the groups that are manually created from the TrueSight console and the System: Short-Term Instances group as shown in the following figure.


    Note

    • Groups created in the TrueSight console cannot be viewed from the Infrastructure Management administrator console.
    • On the Manual tab, static groups are indicated by regular font and rule-based groups are indicated by italicized font as highlighted in the preceding screenshot.


  3. Click the Synchronized tab.

  4. From the Select Component list, select an Infrastructure Management component to display the groups that have been synchronized from the selected component as shown in the following figure.

    Note

    • The Select Component list is applicable only if the Presentation Server has two or more Infrastructure Management Servers registered with it.
    • If the Presentation Server has only one Infrastructure Management Server registered with it, when you click the Synchronized tab the page directly displays the list of all the groups that have been synchronized from the Infrastructure Management Server.
  5. Click a group name or System:Short-Term Instances group to view details of that group. When you click a group name, the group details are displayed as shown in the following figures:


    The fields displayed in the group details page are described in the following table:

    DetailDescription
    DescriptionDescription specified when the group was created.
    TypeA group can be of two types: static and rule-based.
    Note: The System: Short-Term Instances group is a rule-based type.
    Parent GroupsParent groups that the group belongs to.
    Child GroupsChild groups to which the group is a parent of.
    Assigned devicesThis field is displayed only for a static group.  Devices that are a part of the group. These devices are added to the group when it is being created.
    Assigned Monitor InstancesThis field is displayed only for a static group.  Monitor instances that are a part of the group. These monitor instances are added to the group when it is being created.
    Device Selection CriteriaThis field is displayed only for a rule-based group. Device selection criteria is displayed. Devices are selected dynamically based on the criteria and added to the group.
    Monitor Selection CriteriaThis field is displayed only for a rule-based group. Monitor selection criteria is displayed. Monitors are selected dynamically based on the criteria and added to the group.
  6. (Optional) Click the action menu  next to the group name to edit the group.

    Note

    You can edit only manual groups using this option.

  7. (Optional) Click the action menu  next to Group Configuration to create a static and rule-based group or edit the System: Short-Term Instances group.

    Note

     You can create only manual groups.

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