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Manage the Display of Group Status

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Created by Steven Bansil_ret, last modified by Steven Bansil_ret on Jan 26, 2017

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The status of any particular group is determined by the status of the members of the group. There are three methods for determining the status displayed for a selected group of monitored objects:

  • Show Best Status is most useful for displaying groups that are defined as collections of redundant or backup devices.

    Compare Group Status results under the Show Best Status option with results for the same groups of objects under the Show Worst Status option.

  • Show Worst Status ensures that the worst status in a group of objects is displayed for the whole group.

  • Mixed Status shows Warning ensures that the status of a group displays the worst warning-type state in the group. If there are no warning-type states, but the group contains a mix of up and down states, then a Mixed Availability warning status is displayed for the whole group.

The following procedure configures the method used to determine group status.

  1. Click Start > All Programs > SolarWinds > Orion Web Console.
  2. Go to Settings and then click Manage Groups.
  3. Check the group you want to edit, and then click Edit Properties.
  4. Expand Advanced, and then select a Status rollup mode, as follows:

    1. If you want the group to roll up the worst status of the group members, select Show Worst Status.

    2. If you want the group to roll up the best status of the group members, select Show Best Status.

    3. If you want the group to display a warning status if the group members have a mixture of different statuses, select Mixed Status shows warning.

  5. Click Submit.
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