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Home > Success Center > Log & Event Manager (LEM) > SolarWinds LEM 6.3 User Guide > Advanced LEM configurations > Configure user-defined groups

Configure user-defined groups

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Caroline Juszczak on Aug 22, 2016

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User-defined groups are groups of preferences used in rules and filters to match, include, or exclude events, information, or data fields based on their membership in a particular group.

In most cases, user-defined groups are used as a white or black list for choosing which events to include or to ignore. When used by a filter, a user-defined group limits the scope of alerts included in the filter to items that are members in a particular group.

Each group consists of one or more elements that define the group. The elements can be IP addresses, user names, email addresses, web site URLs, and so on. For example, you can create a group of trusted IP addresses you can use in rules and filters and refer to this group in a rule. Your rule can dictate to never block these IP addresses.

You can also create a group of trusted accounts for the local administrator. You could format your rules so they never block these accounts. If these accounts are trusted, you can watch them more carefully so you are notified whenever they log on or make changes.

You can create as many groups as you need to reflect all of your different rule and filtering needs. Well-planned groups provide you with the precise feedback active responses you need to manage and maintain your network security.

Each group you create only applies to the manager you select when you created the group. If you need a similar group for another manager, create it separately with the other manager.

Configure a user-defined group

  1. Open the Build > Groups view.
  2. In the Groups grid, click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/090/Button-Plus(Gray)_18x14.png and select User-Defined Group.

    The Edit pane displays, showing the User-Defined Group form. If you are editing an existing user-defined group, the form shows any parameters that are configured for the group.

    File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/090/UDG-75.png

  3. In the Name field, enter a name for the group.
  4. In the Description field, enter a description of the group and its intended use.
  5. Click the Manager drop-down menu and select the manager that hosts the group. If you are editing an existing group, this field displays the manager hosting the group.
  6. Complete the Element Details grid.
  7. Click Save to save your changes.

Add data elements to a user-defined group

After you create a user-defined group, you can add the data elements that comprise the group.

  1. Open the Build > Groups view.
  2. In the Groups grid, double-click the user-defined group you want to work with.

    The Edit pane opens, showing the current group configuration.

  3. Click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/090/Button-Plus_16x15.png at the bottom of the Edit pane.

    The Element Details form becomes active.

  4. In the Name field, enter a name for the data element.
  5. In the Data field, enter the specific element you want to include or ignore in your rules and filters. You can use an asterisk ( *??) as a wild card to include all similar data elements.
  6. In the Description field, enter a description of the element and its intended use.
  7. Click Save.

    The new element displays in the data element grid. The table displays each element???s name, data element, and description.

    File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/090/UDG-ElementsGrid.png

  8. Repeat steps 3 through 7 for each data element you want to add to the Group.

Edit a data element in a user-defined group

  1. Open the Build > Groups view.
  2. In the Groups grid, double-click the user-defined group you want to work with.

    The Edit pane opens, displaying the current group configuration.

  3. In the data element grid, select the data element you want to edit.

    The Element Details form displays the current configuration of the data element.

  4. Edit the Element Details form as required.
  5. Click Save to save your changes.

    The revised data element appears in the data element grid.

Delete a data element from a user-defined group

  1. Open the Build > Groups view.
  2. In the Groups grid, double-click the user-defined group you want to work with.

    The Edit pane opens, showing the current group configuration.

  3. In the data element grid, select the data element you want to delete.
  4. Click File:Success_Center/New_Articles/LEMUserGuide_MT/0B0/090/Button-Minus_14x12.png to remove the element from the data element grid.

  5. Click Save to save the changes.

Select periods in the time grid

The following table describes how to select periods in the Time of Day Sets time grid.

To Do this

Select a period

Click an individual check box to select that period.

Select a group of periods

Click and drag to select a range of periods. You can drag up, down, or diagonally.

Move a block of selected hours

Click the block of hours you want to move, and then drag the hour block into its new position.

Duplicating a block of selected hours

Press Ctrl and click the block of hours you want to copy, and then drag a copy of the hour block into position.

Invert your
selection

Click Invert to select the opposite hours of your selected hours.

This feature is useful when you want to select all but a few hours of the day. You can select the hours that do not apply to the time of day set, and then click Invert to automatically select all of the hours that do apply to the set. For example, with your business hours selected, clicking Invert would select everything outside of your business hours.

Delete a selected period

Click the check box to clear that selection. You can also click and drag over a range of selected periods to clear those selections.

 

 
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