Product Documentation

Managing views in the console

Jan 15, 2016

Creating a View

  1. In the Console, right-click on the Views folder where the new view will exist, then select the Create view menu option. The View Properties dialog appears.
  2. On the General tab, type a name for this new view in the Name text box and a description of this view in the Description text box, then click the Members tab.
  3. Click the Add button to add new target device members to this view. The Select Devices dialog appears.
  4. From the drop-down menus, select the site, then the device collection that you want to add target device(s) from. All members of that device collection appear in the list of available target devices.
  5. Highlight one of more target devices in this collection, then click Add to add them to the new view. To add additional target devices from other device collections, repeat steps 4 and 5.
  6. Click OK to close the dialog. All selected target devices now display on the Members tab.

Pasting Device Properties

To copy the properties of one target device, and paste those properties to target device members within a view, complete the steps that follow.

To paste device properties to members in a view:
  1. In the Console’s details pane, right-click on the target device that you want to copy properties from, then select Copy device properties. The Copy Device Properties dialog appears.
  2. Select the checkbox next to the properties that you want to copy, then click Copy. The properties are copied to the clipboard and the dialog closes.
  3. Right-click on the view containing the target devices that will inherit the copied properties, then select the Paste device properties menu option. The Paste Device Properties dialog appears displaying the name and properties of the target device that were copied.
  4. Under the Paste to... table heading, highlight the target devices that will inherit these properties, then click Paste.
  5. Click Close to close the dialog.

Deleting a View

If a view becomes obsolete, you can delete the view. Deleting a view does not delete the target device from the collection.
  1. In the Console’s tree, right-click on the view folder that you want to delete, then select the Delete menu option. A confirmation message appears.
  2. Click OK to delete this view. The view no longer displays in the Console tree.

Refreshing a View

After making changes to a view, it may be necessary to refresh the view before those changes appear in the Console. To refresh the view, right-click on the view in the tree, then select the Refresh menu option.

Booting Devices within a View

  1. Right-click on the view in the Console tree, then select the Boot devices menu option. The Target Device Control dialog displays with the Boot devices menu option selected in the Settings drop-down menu. By default, all devices are highlighted in the Device table.
  2. Click the Boot devices button to boot target devices. The Status column displays the Boot Signal status until the target device boots. As each target device successfully boots, the status changes to Success.

Restarting Devices within a View

  1. Right-click on the view in the Console tree, then select the Restart devices menu option. The Target Device Control dialog displays with the Restart devices menu option selected in the Settings drop-down menu. By default, all devices are highlighted in the Device table.
  2. Type the number of seconds to wait before restarting target devices in the Delay text box.
  3. Type a message to display on target devices in the Message text box.
  4. Click the Restart devices button to restart target devices. The Status column displays the Restart Signal status until the target device restarts. As each target device successfully restarts, the status changes to Success.

Shutdown Devices within a View

  1. Right-click on the view in the Console tree, then select the Shutdown devices menu option. The Target Device Control dialog displays with the Shutdown devices menu option selected in the Settings drop-down menu. By default, all devices are highlighted in the Device table.
  2. Type the number of seconds to wait before shutting down target devices in the Delay text box.
  3. Type a message to display on target devices in the Message text box.
  4. Click the Shutdown devices button to shutdown target devices. The Status column displays the Shutdown Signal status until the target device shuts down. As each target device successfully shuts down, the status changes to Success.

Sending Messages to Target Devices within a View

To send a message to target devices members within a view:
  1. Right-click on the view in the Console tree, then select the Send message menu option. The Target Device Control dialog displays with the Message to devices menu option selected in the Settings drop-down menu. By default, all devices are highlighted in the Device table.
  2. Type a message to display on target devices in the Message text box.
  3. Click the Send message button. The Status column displays the Message Signal status until target devices receive the message. As each target device successfully receives the message, the status changes to Success.