New tools, or modifications to existing tools, are not available to console users until they restart the Global Console.

To configure a tool by using the Global Manager Administration Console:

  1. Select the type of tool you need to configure from the Edit menu or click the appropriate toolbar button. This displays one of the following wizards:

    • Automated Tool Creation Wizard

      • Client Tool Creation Wizard

      • Server Tool Creation Wizard

  2. Type a name for the tool. This name is displayed in the Global Manager Administration Console, and, for server and client tools, in the Global Console.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Click Create New.

      • Click Copy Existing.

        When you copy an existing tool, the configuration parameters for the tool are the same as the copied tool.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Define the following tool parameters:

  6. Click Next.

  7. Use the Filter Builder to specify the Context Criteria for a server or client tool and click Next.

    “Using the Filter Builderâ€� on page 182, includes detailed information on the Filter Builder. “Context and Status Criteria for client and server toolsâ€� on page 151 includes additional information on Context and Status Criteria.

  8. Use the Filter Builder to specify the Status Criteria for a server or client and click Next to advance to the confirmation screen.

  9. Click Finish to create the tool. You will receive an error message or a success message based on the result.