Specific console layouts can be saved and then automatically provided to match user needs at the Global Console, Web Console, and Business Dashboard. Layouts including the Notification Log view, Map view, Summary view, Status Table view, Notification Properties view, and Containment view can be used to create a custom console layout for Global Console and Web Console users. These same views can be provided to Business Dashboard users as Dashboard viewlets. Another view, the Topology Browser view, can be used only in layouts for Global Console and Web Console users.
Filtering the Notification Log view at the Global Console or Web Console does not affect Global Manager performance, but it can be used to create a simpler, more useful Notification Log view for groups of users. Properly configured filters can be used to customize notification consoles for groups of users. In addition, specific views can be automatically provided to match user needs.
Topology Browser views (not Map views) are more resource intensive than others. Carefully consider the information that operators require before including the Topology Browser view in a console layout.
All console layouts are created by using the Global Console and then deployed by copying them to appropriate directories on the Global Manager.