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Essential Microsoft Operations Manager by Chris Fox

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Building a Filter in the Operator Console

This 1–2–3 pattern of navigating has to change only slightly to get the results you want from the Operator console. In the Operator console in Figure 6-12, points 1 and 2 are the same, and point 3 becomes the selection of the desired computer group from the console scope list. When this three-step process is followed, you’ll see that the syntax of filter-building has a pattern and a grammatical quality that can be reflected in a sentence.

For example, Leaky Faucet had an intrusion incident on one of the MOM reporting servers that runs IIS. The administrators want to know what events occurred on that IIS server and others without having to go to each machine. To build this filter, the question asked is “What events (view button, point 1 in Figure 6-12) happened on the IIS servers (view object, point 2 in Figure 6-12) that are also MOM reporting servers (computer group, point 3 in Figure 6-12)?”

These four panes in Outlook 2003 serve the exact same function in the Operator console

Figure 6-11. These four panes in Outlook 2003 serve the exact same function in the Operator console

The controls that use are used to build a filter in the operator’s console

Figure 6-12. The controls that use are used to build a filter in the operator’s console

All of the events that were raised in the Windows IIS group that are also in the MOM 2005 reporting server computer group are brought forth. This method works for all view ...

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