Container Manager

Container manager lets you create, edit and delete Container tree models displayed in Container Views (described in the next section). These containers filter what appears in other portlets on the page with the Container View portlet.

The relationship to users and devices appears in Container Manager Expanded.

Right-click to select from a menu with New, Edit and Delete, and Refresh Members / Alarm State. Refreshing re-queries the database for members fitting the dynamic filter, or for new alarms for members. Selecting New, or Edit displays the Container Editor, described below.

You can also Tag containers so Map views reflect container selections. See Tag for more about how that works.

Container Manager Expanded

The expanded view displays the same information as the sum­mary view, but displays the selected container’s authorized users, creator, owner, and membership in the Reference Tree snap panel.

Use Containers

1. Create the containers you would like for filtering views of resources. For example, you can create a container for each customer or location.

By default containers are configured without any authorizations. Make sure you configure authorizations so you can see the container once it is configured, otherwise it will be invisible.

2. Create a page with Managed Resources or other container-filtered portlets (Ports, Alarms and so on).

3. Add the Container View portlet to that page.

4. Click the container to filter by.

5. Observe the other portlets to see resources assigned to the selected container, for example, customer or location.