Issues with the new Dashboard and Groups
Hi, I think I have found a bug, or I have done something wrong with groups. I have created a group for servers in our enterprise that certain employees are interested in, in this case two servers, one server has a database server and are interested in individual database state. The second server, they are interested in IIS website App Pool availability. To test I have created a state in the same management pack as the group, I have set Show Data Related to: SQL Database. And set the group to the new group with the two servers in it. I then create a second state view, select IIS 7 App Pool data and again the group. Everything works fine as expected. I have now come to replicate this in the new dashboard so I can get everything on one screen. I have replicated the settings from the state view, but doesn't show anything. Set the group and select the same object, in this case IIS 7 App Pool. Same for SQL Database. If I remove the group from the list in the dashboard state settings and only leave the object, it displays the app pool throughout my infrastructure, which isn't what I need. This is very frustrating, is it a bug or is it something I have missed? Any help would be greatly appreciated. KevinKevHal
October 30th, 2012 6:50pm

Please try to following two blog on building dashboard http://blogs.technet.com/b/rohitkochher/archive/2011/11/15/system-center-operations-manager-2012-dashboards-1.aspx http://blogs.technet.com/b/rohitkochher/archive/2011/11/16/system-center-operations-manager-2012-dashboards-part-2.aspx Roger
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October 31st, 2012 2:02am

Detail steps in solving your issue 1. Create two new group group1 and group2 Group 1 & 2 membership : dynamic groupGroup 1 criteria: IIS 7 App Pool and then any criteria to narrow down to your interest IIS server App pool e.g. IIS 7 web server.IIS 7 server role. windows computer. dns name contains ABC where ABC is the server nameGroup 2 criteria : SQL 2008 DB and then any criteria to narrow down to your SQL DB entity e.g. SQL DB Engine. Windows Computer. DNS Name contains XXX where XXX is the server name 2. Configure your state widget Scope In the scope tab, click Add,In the Add Groups or objects dialog box, select "Show only Gorups(select this option to display group members in the dashboard)"Select Group1 to display IIS application pool OR select group2 to display sql DB Roger
October 31st, 2012 2:37am

Detail steps in solving your issue 1. Create two new group group1 and group2 Group 1 & 2 membership : dynamic groupGroup 1 criteria: IIS 7 App Pool and then any criteria to narrow down to your interest IIS server App pool e.g. IIS 7 web server.IIS 7 server role. windows computer. dns name contains ABC where ABC is the server nameGroup 2 criteria : SQL 2008 DB and then any criteria to narrow down to your SQL DB entity e.g. SQL DB Engine. Windows Computer. DNS Name contains XXX where XXX is the server name 2. Configure your state widget Scope In the scope tab, click Add,In the Add Groups or objects dialog box, select "Show only Gorups(select this option to display group members in the dashboard)"Select Group1 to display IIS application pool OR select group2 to display sql DB Roger
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October 31st, 2012 2:37am

In scom 2012, dashboard view is different to scom 207 R2 dashboard view. If you want to use 2007 R2 dashboard view, I think you should download Operations Manager 2007 R2 Dashboard pack for OpsMgr 2012 http://www.systemcentercentral.com/PackCatalog/PackCatalogDetails/tabid/145/indexid/96029/Default.aspx For detail of this management pack description pls refer to http://www.systemcentercentral.com/tabid/143/indexid/96030/default.aspx Roger
November 1st, 2012 9:02pm

In scom 2012, dashboard view is different to scom 207 R2 dashboard view. If you want to use 2007 R2 dashboard view, I think you should download Operations Manager 2007 R2 Dashboard pack for OpsMgr 2012 http://www.systemcentercentral.com/PackCatalog/PackCatalogDetails/tabid/145/indexid/96029/Default.aspx For detail of this management pack description pls refer to http://www.systemcentercentral.com/tabid/143/indexid/96030/default.aspx Roger
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November 1st, 2012 9:02pm

Hi, Thank for your answers, what you have suggested does work, however this would mean for each state widget I would also need to create a corresponding group for it to display correctly, we could be talking around creating for the beginning 50 groups for companies to have a dashboard and view services. Also on some documentation creating lots of groups isn't a good idea. What I don't understand, under a normal state view (not the dashboard) it works fine without creating groups. I don't understand why this is different. is creating lots of groups best practice for creating views in the Dashboard? KevKevHal
November 4th, 2012 3:08am

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