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Configure Menu Item Context Basic Details

[This is the Context-Sensitive Help topic for the Menu Item Context form.]

NNMi enables you to configure NNMi console menu items using the Menu Item Context form.

To make changes or additions to the items available in the NNMi console menus:

  1. Provide the Basic details for this Menu Item Context configuration. (see the Basics table).
  2. Optional. Limit the use of the menu item to a subset of the chosen object-type instances by defining filter criteria (see Specify Optional Menu Item Enablement Filters).
  3. Click  Save and Close to save and apply your changes.
  4. To test your changes to the menu you configured:

    1. If required, access a view or form that contains the appropriate object type.
    2. If required, select an object instance.
    3. Click the menu you configured.
    4. Verify your changes are working.

Attribute Description
Menu Item Action

Click the  Lookup icon next to the Menu Item Action attribute and select one of the following:

  • Select  Open to view the current configuration.

  • Select  New Launch Action to create an Launch Action menu item (access in-house tools, Web sites, or a variety of other resources). See Configure Launch Actions for more information.
  • Select  New SNMP Line Graph Action to create a Line Graph. See Configure SNMP Line Graph Actions for more information.
Object Type

Optional. If you select All Object Types, yourLaunch Action or Graph Action is visible within the NNMi console menu in all views and forms. If you want your menu item to be available only within a view or form of a particular object type, select the desired Object Type from the drop-down menu.

You can further limit the Action to a subset of object instances: Concept Link IconSee Also

Required NNMi RoleDetermined by your membership in one of four special NNMi User Groups (NNMi Administrators, NNMi Level 2 Operators, NNMi Level 1 Operators, or NNMi Guest Users). This membership determines what you can see and do within the NNMi console.

Specify the lowest NNMi Role allowed to access this action. From highest to lowest as follows:

All User Groups associated with an NNMi Role that is a higher level than the NNMi Role you select can also access this action (see Determine which NNMi User Group to Assign).

To determine the NNMi Role assigned to each User Group, in the Configuration workspace, expand the Security folder and select User Groups. For each User Group provided by NNMi, the Description attribute includes the NNMi Role associated with the User Group. (This setting cannot be modified in User Groups provided by NNMi.)

Caution Each Tools and Action menu item provided by NNMi is associated with a default NNMi Role. (To determine the default NNMi Role assigned to each Action menu item, see Actions provided by NNMi.) If you change the setting for a Menu Item provided by NNMi to a Role that is a lower level Role than the default NNMi Role assigned to the menu item, NNMi ignores that change. Any User Group with the lower level Role than the default NNMi Role cannot access the menu item.