40 Customizing Your Host Monitoring Environment

To facilitate your use of host monitoring, Enterprise Manager enables you to customize your host pages and environment. This chapter describes:

40.1 Customizing the Host Home Page

By default, the Host home page displays the following regions:

  • Summary

  • Configuration

  • Job Activity

  • CPU and Memory

  • FileSystem and Network

  • Incidents and Problems

  • Compliance Standard Summary

These regions are displayed in the two column format with the left column being narrower than the right column.

For many customers, these regions and column formats meet their needs. However, additional or different regions may be needed.

To customize the Host Home page, click the Personalize Page icon located next to the Page Refreshed text at the top right of the page.

You can also add or remove regions. Regions you can add include:

  • Compliance Summary

  • Configuration Details

  • CPU and Memory Performance charts for host targets

  • File system and Network Performance charts for host targets

  • Incident List

  • Job Activity Region

  • Job Summary Region

  • Performance Metric Chart

In addition, you can change the layout of the page to one column, two equally-sized columns, two columns above a wide area, and so on.

40.2 Using Groups

Groups are an efficient way to logically organize, manage, and monitor the targets in your global environments. Each group has its own group home page. The group home page shows the most important information for the group and enables you to drill down for more information. The home page shows the overall status of the group and other information such as current availability, incidents, and patch recommendations for members of the group.

The Managing Groups chapter of the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control Administrator's Guide explains the different types of groups, as well as how to manage, edit, and view groups.

To create a group, follow these steps:

  1. From the Enterprise Manager Console, choose Targets then choose Groups.

  2. Click Create. Select Group, Dynamic Group, or Administration Group.

    The Enterprise Manager Console displays a set of Create Group pages that function similarly to a wizard. See the online help for a description of the fields on each page.

  3. On the General tab of the Create Group page or the Create Dynamic Group page, enter the Name of the Group you want to create. If you want to make this a privilege propagating group, then enable the Privilege Propagation option by clicking Enabled. If you enable Privilege Propagation for the group, the target privileges granted on the group to an administrator (or a role) are propagated to the member targets.

    Note: The Full any Target privilege is required to enable privilege propagation because only targets on which the owner has Full Target privileges can be members, and any target can potentially match the criteria and a system wide Full privilege is required. To create a regular dynamic group, the View any Target system wide privilege is required as the group owner must be able to view any target that can potentially match the membership criteria.

  4. Configure each page, then click OK. You should configure all the pages before clicking OK.

After you create the group, you always have immediate access to it from the Groups page.

You can edit a group to change the targets that comprise the group, or change the metrics that you want to use to summarize a given target type. To edit a group, follow these steps:

  1. From the Enterprise Manager Console, choose Targets then choose Groups.
  2. Click the group Name for the group you want to edit.
  3. From the Group menu, click Target Setup, then choose Edit Group.
  4. Change the configuration for a page or pages, then click OK.

Alternatively, you can select the group you want to edit from the list of groups on the Groups page and click Edit from the top of the groups table.