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Groups contain selected sets of devices or monitors, determined by your business needs. For example, special monitoring of devices and applications might be set up by building, department, or individual. The BMC TrueSight Operations Management administrator selects the groups that are available to a user in the corresponding User Profile.

Log on to the BMC TrueSight Operations Management console and select MonitoringGroups.

The following illustration provides an overview of the information that you can view and the actions that you can perform through the Groups page.

Before you begin

Before you can use groups, you need to create them. For more information, see Setting up groups for monitoring.

User goals and features

The Groups page helps you address the following business goals:

User goalDescription and reference
Filter the list of groups.

Use the quick filters for group type , event status and event severity to filter the list of groups.

Use the time filter to filter groups based on when events in the groups occurred.

For more information, see Filtering groups.

Search for particular groups.

To find a group quickly, use search .

For more information about the search behavior, see Searching for groups.

Change the Groups page view.

Use the action menu  to select tile or table view.

For more information, see Changing the view on the Groups page.

Drill down and view group details.

For detailed analysis and remediation, drill down into the Group Details page.

Click any group tile or group name to go to the Group Details page.

For more information, see Viewing group details.

Refresh the Groups page.Click the refresh icon  to refresh the information on the Groups page.
Customize the Groups page.

Customize the Groups page to suit your needs through the Group Preferences menu . These settings are individual, user-based preferences and apply only to the Groups page.

For more information, see Customizing the Groups page.

Hide the quick filters to gain more display area for groups.

Use the collapse filters option to collapse the quick filters area.

Toggle between displaying and hiding the quick filters area using this option.

Save your quick filters preference.

Set your quick filters (event severity and status) preference. This setting is retained and applied every time you access the Groups page.

Select your preferred event severity and status filters. From the Groups action menu , select Save As Preference.

Set the Groups page as the default page when you log in to the Operations Management console.

From the Groups action menu , select Set As Landing Page.

Every time you log in to the Operations Management console, the Groups page is displayed by default.

View help for the current page.

Click the help icon to launch context-sensitive help.

By default, the online version of the documentation is displayed. You can also use an offline version of the documentation. For more information, see Setting user preferences.

Related topics

Understanding event states

Monitoring events

Monitoring devices