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Creating Monitor Groups

This section explains how you can create a new Monitor Group. A monitor Group is particularly useful for grouping the resources of a location say the resources available in sales office or for grouping the resources used by a business application.

Applications Manager provides two types of monitor groups - Monitor Group and Web Application Group. The steps to create a Monitor group are explained below. To create a web application group, refer this link.

To create a new Monitor Group, follow the steps given below:

  1. Click New Monitor Group.
  2. Provide a Monitor Group Name. This is mandatory and only alphanumeric characters, dashes (-), underscores (_), periods (.), and spaces ( ) are allowed.
  3. Provide any Description, if required.
  4. Under Advanced Options, Select the Owner from the list of users created. Refer User Administration topic for more information on the different roles of users.

    Operator if associated as an owner will have Read Only Access to that particular Monitor Group alone.
    Admin user is a super user and will be able to see all Monitor Groups.
    Manager if associated will be able to view this Monitor Group in Manager Console. Using this option, Restricted Monitor Groups alone can be shown in Manager Console. [By default, if the Manager is not explicitly associated to a Monitor Group, the Manager will be able to access all the Monitor Groups in the Manager Console]

  5. Select the location for associating the monitor group to World Map Business View. Clicking on Add Location will open up the world map wherein you can select and add custom locations. You can also delete or edit the added locations, if required.
    Note: Delete and edit location options are applicable only for Admin users.
  6. Click Finish to create the Monitor Group and to add Monitors later.

How To Demos: Have a look at our demo on creating Monitor Group in our website.

Creating a Sub-Group within a Monitor Group

By using this option, you can create a Monitor Sub-Group within a Monitor Group (a Monitor Group within a Monitor Group). Sub-Groups help better organization of your resources. With Sub-Groups, you can capture advanced dependencies in your infrastructure. You can group clustered databases or servers and create complex groups. For eg., A huge banking application Monitor Group may contain 100 monitors (application servers, systems, databases, URLs, etc.,). All the database monitors can be grouped under a Sub-Group for effective monitoring.

To create a sub group, follow the steps given below:

  1. Inside the Monitor Group Details page, click on the Monitor Group Actions button in the top right-hand corner.
  2. Click the New Sub-Group option under Monitor Group Actions.
  3. Give the Sub-Group name and the description.
  4. Set a group type and the location of the group. (optional)
  5. Click on Create Sub-Group.
  6. Then you can associate the desired monitors to the Sub-Group.

Note: You can create up to six levels of sub-groups in a Monitor Group, by default.