Understanding common objects

This topic explains the common objects such as users, devices or common nodes and tabs that are available for many of the different objects or have a general functionality.

While the information and options presented by these nodes and tabs are self-explanatory, you can perform a number of functions using these common objects:

ObjectDescription
Assigned Objects

The Assigned Objects node provides the access points to all objects which can be assigned to a currently selected object and depending on the type displays different amounts of information. This information can be accessed via the subnodes of the assigned objects. In BMC Client Management, objects can be linked to other objects to execute specific operations, such as installing a software or monitoring the usage of an application on a group of specific devices. For more information, see Managing assigned object types.

Dynamic Population

In BMC Client Management any type of group can be either static or dynamic. Dynamic groups are populated and maintained through either a query or a directory server which was assigned to this group, or, if it is a device group, by a compliance rule, which collects the group's members according to their compliance, non-compliance or inability to be evaluated.

Depending on the object it provides access to some of the following subnodes. These nodes display the objects which populate the group and allow you as well to define or modify the populator of the group:

  • Queries
  • Directory server
  • Compliance rule
Dynamic Groups

The Dynamic Groups node provides access to all types of groups which are dynamically populated by the currently selected object. For more information, see Managing dynamic groups.

General tabThe General tab is present in the right window pane in most of the console objects and it displays general information about the selected object. Some General tabs display some more object specific information, which will be explained in the respective topics. A number of the preceding explained values and object specific information detailed in the General tab are editable and can be modified through the Properties window.
Members tabBeing containers to collect members, all top nodes, folders or groups in the BMC Client Management have a Members tab to list all folders and individual objects which are members of the currently selected folder, group, or top node together with some further information depending on the type of the selected object.
Security tabAll database objects have a Security tab, which defines the specific access rights for administrators for that particular object. Be aware that only administrators assigned the capability Manage Security can edit the contents of this tab.Administrators who do not have the capability View Security will not be able to display the Security tab of any database object. For more information, see Managing security of an object.
Parameters tab

The Parameters tab provides access to all parameters and their values that can be defined for the respective module.

Bar Chart tab

The Bar Chart shows a graphical representation of the execution status of the distribution rule on the members of the assigned device group in the form of a bar chart. Double-clicking a grouped distribution rule status in either of the charts will set the filter for the displayed list of devices to the clicked status.

Pie Chart tab

The Pie Chart shows a graphical representation of the execution status of the distribution rule on the members of the assigned device group in the form of a pie chart. Double-clicking a grouped distribution rule status in either of the charts will set the filter for the displayed list of devices to the clicked status.

Graph tabThe graph is used to display the objects in the form of an image showing their direct connections. For more information, see Managing graphs of an object.
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