Here is a unique way to use web page views in the OpsMgr console.
You can create a web page view in the Ops Console for pretty much any HTML – whether local to your hard drive – or a real web page.
When you run an SRS based report, you can drop this link into a web page view.
Here is an example:
I will use a generic report that I wrote to show all servers that are currently not pingable – that I posted HERE
This is just a simple SRS report, that runs a query and returns all servers that are currently not pingable… if you look at the URL when you run the report – it actually calls out the specific report to run:
So – lets copy this URL, and we will paste it into our new web page view, in the console.
Go to the console, and create a new managemwent pack for your custom views, or create the view in an existing MP you already have. Mine is called "Demo".
Then, create a new web page view.
Paste in the URL for the report as such:
Now – this new web page view will execute this report, on demand, right from the main view of a console….
For another REALLY cool use of the web page view – check out my co-workers blog – Steve Rachui – he has written a cool maintenance mode web page, and uses this same web page view to add it to the console:
Get the maint mode website tool here: