How to create a BSM group

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Overview

This is an example of creating and managing a BSM group.

Steps
Configuring BSM group settings

From the View groups screen you can select the pencil icon to display the group's configuration, or you could also get there by clicking the Manage groups tab. The image below describes the major areas within the definition.

Figure: Managing groups

Viewing BSM in Status

The GroundWork Monitor default BSM group is configured to monitor the localhost with core services so the status can be quickly determined at the top level.

  1. Log in to GroundWork Monitor as an administrator (e.g. admin/admin).
  2. Select Status where you can view any defined BSM groups from the tree view:
Viewing BSM in Tree View
  1. Log in to GroundWork Monitor as an  administrator (e.g. admin/admin).
  2. Mouse over Business and select Business Service Monitoring, you will see a list of configured BSM groups.
  3. Clicking the arrow next to the group name exposes the groups status detail. Members not in a problem state will be summarized, shown here as 6 Members are running in good situations. Members in a problem state would display the host name, service name, and type of problem including Acknowledged or Downtime.

    Figure: View groups - quick status
  4. Continuing down the levels, clicking the *status indicator* (e.g. *OK*, shown above) exposes the groups members and their states based on the configured thresholds, along with host and service drill-down ability to Status viewer for device details.

    Figure: View groups - group details