Sun Management Center 3.6 User's Guide

Overview of Dataviews

Dataviews are customized data property tables. You can create dataviews for any of the following data:

An example of the first concept is a dataview that monitors CPU usage in group of hosts. An example of the second concept is a dataview that monitors disk space and CPU usage on one host.

Note –

Dataviews allow you to combine information from different hosts within a Sun Management Center domain; however, you cannot create a dataview that combines data from different domains.

Dataview Contents

The data that is used to create a dataview is copied from different sources, including:

Dataviews are an excellent way of monitoring a collection of unrelated information. Because these views are presented in a table, a variety of data can be easily compared. Dataviews are created once and are refreshed automatically. Dataviews have all the features of module tables, except that cells cannot be edited. In dataviews, alarm status is correctly propagated. Cells that have triggered a critical alarm appear in red.

When you create a dataview, the dataview is stored in the database. The dataview persists until you explicitly delete the dataview. In addition, because dataviews are stored in the database, dataviews can be shared. Any dataview that is built on a particular Sun Management Center server can be viewed by all authorized users on that server.

Navigating Through a Dataview Window

The dataview window contains the following main menu items: