How do I create a Dynamic View created by Machine Name only? (NETIQKB11245)

  • 7711245
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 26-Oct-2010

Environment

NetIQ AppManager 6.x
NetIQ AppManager 7.0.x

Situation

How do I create a Dynamic View created by Machine Name only?

Resolution

You must use the Control Center Console to configure custom property information on a managed client computer.

From the Operator Console, you can only view custom property information.

You cannot delete a server from a dynamic view.

When configuring a dynamic view, it is a good idea to select a custom property value so that, if necessary, you can change the custom property value to remove the server from the dynamic view.

You cannot create nested groups in a dynamic view. This means that if you want to monitor by policy, you will need to organize servers into separate groups  rather than use the ?layered? approach that is available in snapshot views and the Master view.

In order to configure a rule-based management group to select computers based on custom property information, you must first define the custom properties you want on each managed client computer. Use the Master management group or another management group that displays the computer you want to add the custom property.

To add a custom property to one or more computers:

  1. In the Server view, select the computers where you want to add a customer property.
  2. In the Custom Properties tab, a list of custom properties is displayed for the selected computers.

    1. If one of the computers does not have the custom property, the value is <<Property Is Not Common>>.
    2. If the computers have a different value for the custom property, the value is <<Values Differ>>.
  3. To add a custom property to the selected computers, click the New... button. In the New Custom Property dialog box, specify the custom property you want.

    1. Name: Select an existing custom property name from the list or type a new name. The name must be less than 40 characters.
    2. Format: Select a data type for the value of the custom property. When choosing a data type, you should consider how you can configure a Custom Property condition to select the value of the custom property.
    3. Available data types include:

      ? Date You can configure a Custom Property condition to select a date value that is BEFORE, AFTER, or AT (on) the specified date of the custom property value. This data type supports date format only (datetime is not supported).

      ? String You can configure a Custom Property condition to select string values that either match (using IS) or do not match (using IS NOT) the custom property value. You can configure a rule to look for strings using wildcard characters (* matches any characters or ? matches one character). If the AppManager repository resides on a SQL Server that is case-sensitive, string values are case-sensitive. This data type supports printable characters.

      ? Integer You can configure a Custom Property condition to select integer values that are EQUAL, NOT EQUAL, GREATER THAN, LESS THAN, NOT GREATER THAN, or NOT LESS THAN the custom property value. This data type supports integer values.

      ? Decimal You can configure a Custom Property condition to select approximate floating decimal values that are GREATER THAN, LESS THAN, NOT GREATER THAN, or NOT LESS THAN the custom property value. Since decimal values are approximate, we recommend using operators such as GREATER THAN or LESS THAN instead of EQUAL TO or NOT EQUAL TO.

      1. Note that the Control Center Console displays up to 6 decimal places; if you specify more than 6 decimal places, you can query for the specified value but the Control Center Console displays a value that is rounded up to the sixth decimal place.
    4. Value: Select a custom property value from the list or type a new value that corresponds to the data type you specified. For a Date value, click the button to select a new date or type a date using the system date format of your Windows computer. You cannot specify a date that is earlier than 1/1/1970.

      1. Note See Windows online help for information about date formats on your local computer.
    5. Click OK.
    6. In the Custom Properties tab, the list displays the updated properties for the selected server or servers.

Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB11245

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