Sample .view structure file

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Sample .view structure file

When you add a business view, Enterprise Reporter creates a .view file to define the structure of your business view. You can add a business view using the Enterprise Reporter Console, or using the command line interface.

See About business views.

See Adding business views.

When you add a business view using the command line interface, you define a base name for the .view file based on the questions you want to answer about storage objects in your environment. The following shows a sample .view file using "GEOGRAPHY" as the base name.

Use this sample as a reference if you update your own business view using the command line interface.

See Updating business views using the command line interface.

; This definition file defines the overall structure of a business view.
; Section names are enclosed in square brackets ( [ ] ).
; Parameter values should not be quoted. Multi-line parameters are
; supported by ending each line with the backslash character.
;
; [Business View] section
; The Business View section defines the view name and description.
; A business view defines the logical structure used to organize
; objects into different business categories.
;
; This section has the following required parameters:
;     Name - the name of the business view
;     Description - a description for the business view
;
[Business View]
Name=Global
Description=Assets organized by location globally.

; [Level] Sections
;
; The hierarchy defines a data dimension that allows the user to create
; drill-down reports. This hierarchy is defined by specifying a collection
; of one or more [Level] sections.
;
; Each level in the view hierarchy is defined by one of these sections.
; The level highest in the view is [Level1], the next level in the
; hierarchy is [Level2], etc.
;
; Each [Level] section has the following required parameters:
;     Name  - the name for the level
;     Description - the description of the level
;
[Level1]
Name=Continent
Description= Major land masses that contain one or more countries.

[Level2]
Name=Country
Description=An defined expanse of sovereign land.

[Level3]
Name=State/Province
Description=A geographic sub-region of a Country.

[Level4]
Name=City
Description=A population center within a State or Province.

[Level5]
Name=Data Center
Description=A single data center within a city.

; [Object Types] section
;
; Each business view can support one or more object types. The Object 
; Types section has a single parameter, containing a comma separated 
; list of supported object types.
;
; The support types are:
;     Host - a host object identified by name, ip, or unique id
;     Array - an array object identified by name, ip, or unique id
;     Switch - a switch object identified by name or unique id
;     App_Group - an application group object identified by name or 
;     unique id
;
[Object Types]
Types=Host


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