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A SCOM group can be searched for and added to the 'group' scope and then all group members and their health states will be listed. A particular Distributed Application (DAs) or VMWare cluster cannot be searched for in the scope, but they can be added by adding the SCOM ID in the xml, as described in this article.

If a particular VMware cluster id is used, it will then show the contained items:

If the id for a Distributed Application is used, it will show the DA components:


How to add the DA or VMWare cluster SCOM ID to the XML

1. First, find the SCOM ID of the DA or VMWare cluster you want to use:


To find the SCOM ID of a VMWare cluster:

a. Type VMWare into the Quick Find at the top of Squared Up, and open the VMWare Clusters page.

b. In the Group Members section, click on the VMWare cluster you require.

c. Copy the object id from the URL, for example 8f91a939-245c-bcc3-9640-593e32d6986f


To find the SCOM ID of a DA:

a. Type the DA name into the Quick Find at the top of Squared Up. Or create a Status section, in Scope - Advanced - Class type 'User Created Distributed Application' and then in the results click on the DA you require.

b. Copy the object id from the URL, for example b4136b46-a056-728f-bcd5-f4df308be6ec


2. Create a dashboard with the sections you need, for example a status section, and publish it.


3. Open the XML file for this dashboard in a text editor. See How to locate the Squared Up dashboard XML files

C:\inetpub\wwwroot\SquaredUpv2\Configuration\Views\<dashboard name>.XML 


4. Locate the following in the correct section of the dashboard XML. 

<Scope>
          <Inheritance>Replace</Inheritance>
          <Filters />
          <Objects />
</Scope>

 

5. Add in the following section under <Inheritance>Replace</Inheritance>. Replace the ID with the object id of your cluster or DA found earlier.

 

 <Group>73d6f6e5-43b2-6c23-cb33-572e0df2d7c1</Group>


So it looks similar to this:

<Scope>
          <Inheritance>Replace</Inheritance>
	  <Group>73d6f6e5-43b2-6c23-cb33-572e0df2d7c1</Group>
          <Filters />
          <Objects />
</Scope>

  

6. Save your XML file and refresh your Squared Up dashboard. You should find that your section now lists all the members of your DA / Cluster.

See Also:

How to use the page scope

How to set the Scope using the Dashboard Designer

How to use criteria when scoping objects

How to use criteria when scoping alerts

How to use Sort by and Group by to sort objects in the Status plugin