Netcool/Impact Operator Views is a very neat feature where you can use policies to retrieve additional information from various sources and display a Web page providing a consolidated enterprise view of an IT asset. An Operator View basically consists of three logical building blocks:
- One or more data sources
- An Impact Policy publishing variables from the defined data sources
- A Web Page containing tags where the variables from the Impact Policy are being inserted at run-time by the Impact GUI Server.
Operator Views can also be customized and you can easily build your own and branded Operator Views.
Kevin Morris has written a very good guide how to get started with Operator Views. This document is based on Impact V4 but the theory and basics are still the same for Impact V5. It can be found on OPAL with the NavCode 1TW10NI07 (search for this code on OPAL). You do need to have a fairly good understanding of XHTML and CSS to be able to digest this material or look at it several times.
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