A summary provides a graphical overview (bar chart or pie chart) of notifications from one source, a Global Manager. A Summary view can contain several summaries attached to either the same Global Manager or to different Global Managers.

Summaries can represent notifications for infrastructure elements and collection objects (ServiceOffering, ServiceSubscriber, or any group created by your administrator), organized in some meaningful way. The content is determined by summary parameters and, optionally, a filter. “Adjusting the contents of a Summary view” on page 104includes information on summary parameters. “Filtering summaries” on page 108includes additional information on filters.

When you are interpreting summaries, you should be aware of the different components of a summary and the information they represent.