I want to create a “State View” in SCOM to show me the state of all my custom/monitored groups
All Contoso Monitored Groups (Dynamic – Main group)
- Group – CMS Servers
- Group – AD Servers
- Group – IIS Server
- Group – SQL Servers
My thought was to create a Dynamic Group then each time a group is created that conforms to our naming convention the main group will be populated
Then use the Main Group as the source for my “State View”
By the looks of it you can’t create nested groups? Any pointers/help would be much appreciated
There is no way in the GUI to create a group that has a dynamic sub group population, you’d have to update the parent group every time you create a “child” group.
You’d still have to create a dependency monitor anyway for your newly created group even if you could dynamically add it to a parent for the scenario you’ve described.
I’m trying to create a similar view in SCOM as Fig 1 below
Tao Yang’s view below shows a group “Status View” however that shows All the groups created in SCOM whereas I only want to see the groups I specify in an Expression
I believe you can achieve this by using the ‘Group‘ option instead of ‘List‘ when you scope the Status plugin. The ‘Group‘ scope allows you to show the members of the group listed in the scope. So here:
- Group = All Contoso Monitored Groups
- When you save this the status plugin will show the members of your main group which will be your CMS/AD/IIS?SQL/etc. groups that are dynamically added to ‘All Contoso Monitored Groups‘ based on the criteria on naming you highlighted
Note that the status view will list those groups and not their members so health roll up of those dynamic members of ‘All Contoso Monitored Groups‘ will show if their members have issues. You can then duplicate this and use the same logic for performance/alerts/etc. as is for the scope or through Advanced.