Important

   

This space contains documentation for TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and the later service packs for 8.9. For earlier releases, see BMC Server Automation 8.9.

Folder content organization

Use the TrueSight Server Automation Console to organize the contents of functional areas into folders, groups, and smart groups.

A folder is a collection of unique system objects. Each system object in a folder can only occur in one place.

Groups and smart groups are collections of system objects or references to system objects. In groups and smart groups, references to system objects are not necessarily unique. References to the same object can occur in more than one group or smart group. To populate a group or folder, you must explicitly add system objects.

Smart groups are groups for which you define membership conditions based on object properties. Any object with properties matching the conditions you specify automatically becomes a member of a smart group. For example, you can define a server smart group that requires all member servers to be running a Microsoft Windows operating system. (The operating system is a property assigned to all servers.) Using a smart group in this way, you can group all Windows servers together automatically. The contents of a smart group can change depending on changes in the properties of system objects.

The Jobs, Depot, and Component Template folders let you organize objects into folders and smart groups. The Servers and Components folders let you organize objects into groups and smart groups. You cannot group objects in the RBAC Manager folder.

The following table describes which TrueSight Server Automation folder objects can be combined into folders, groups, and smart groups.

Folder

Folders

Groups

Smart groups

Jobs, Depot, Devices, Component Template

Yes

No

Yes

Devices

No

No

Yes

Servers, Components

No

Yes

Yes

RBAC Manager

No

No

No

To define folders, groups, and smart groups, use the following procedures:

Within each folder, the console provides easy methods for managing groups, folders, and their content. You can cut and paste folders and the system objects they contain. You can copy, cut, and paste groups, smart groups, and the system objects they contain. For more information, see Copying, cutting, and pasting groups, folders, and system objects. You can also delete folders and groups and the objects they contain (see Deleting a folder, group, smart group, or system object).

Note

If you select multiple system objects, menu options that allow you to perform actions on those object are always enabled — even if you do not have permission to perform an action on all of the selected system objects. For example, if you select three system objects and you only have permission to delete one, the Delete option is still enabled. If you attempt to delete the selected objects, warnings inform you that you do not have permission to delete some objects.

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