The Topology Filter button appears in the Filter Builder dialog box when a summary is selected. To specify a topological filter:

  1. In the Filter Builder dialog box, click Topology Filter. The Topology Filter dialog box appears.

  2. In the Class Name menu, select a collection object (ServiceOffering, ServiceSubscriber, or group).

    The value None allows all of notifications to display in a summary unless you specify other filter criteria.

  3. Select a class instance from the Select instance list.

    If instances do not display in the Select instance list, click Get instances to retrieve a list. Depending upon your network configuration and if the collection object has thousands of instances, it might take a few minutes to retrieve a list.

    Instances appear, by default, in the Select instance list if the collection object has fewer than 50 instances. “Adjusting Java properties” on page 151 includes information on the com.smarts.maxFilterInstances property.

    The instance’s name displays as a summary title unless you specified a title using the Edit Summary Parameter dialog box. “Modifying a summary’s title” on page 107 includes additional information.

  4. Click OK after your last selection. This immediately applies the topological filter to the selected summary and closes the Topology Filter dialog box.

    If you want, you can continue to create or modify filter criteria in the Filter Builder dialog box. Filter criteria specified in the Filter Builder affect notifications that might affect summaries.


    If you click Cancel in the Filter Builder dialog box after applying a topological filter, the newly created topological filter is not cancelled.