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- Navigate OMi
- Log into OMi
- Change your name and time zone
- Work with events
- Use the Event Browser
- Use the Event Browser (HTML)
- Use the Actions pane
- Browse CIs with the CI Explorer
- Specify tools
- Define and manage views
- Monitor health
- Customize My Workspace
- Work with dashboards
- Use the Operations Console
The Actions pane is used to display the actions that are available for the selected event, its related CI, or the node that hosts the CI. Actions include Tools, Run Books, Custom Actions, and Performance Dashboards. The Actions pane is used in the Event Perspective and the Health Perspective and can be added to custom perspectives.
Open a perspective containing the Actions pane to display the list of known events and their associated actions:
Workspaces > Operations Console > <select a perspective>
Events can contain event-related actions. If event-related actions exist, the following icons are displayed in the Event Browser in the A column and the U column:
— Automatic action is available
— User action is available
Operator-initiated actions and automatic actions are also displayed in the Actions tab of the Event Details pane.
Further icons indicate the status of the actions, including, starting, running, succeeded, and failed. For a complete overview of the icons and actions available, see Use the Event Browser (HTML).
You can execute these actions from either the Actions tab or the context menu of the event. The result of the action execution creates an entry in the History that is added to the event, if configured in the policy. It is also possible to stop an event-related action before execution completes.
Event-related actions for assigned and unassigned events require authorization to run. If you are not authorized to execute event actions, you still see the configured commands but you are not permitted to execute them.
Selecting multiple events in the Event Browser disables the Actions pane.
Actions that contain the
$OPC_GUI_CLIENT_WEB variables are not supported and are filtered out.
Custom actions are script-based actions that can be executed on the selected event. You configure custom actions from the Custom Actions manager, where you set up scripts to run custom actions on events. For example, you can add a text string to certain events to make them easier to identify in the Event Browser. Available custom actions for an event are executed from the context menu.
Note Only the attributes that can be edited in the Event Browser can be changed by the custom action scripts.
For more information about creating and managing custom actions, see Custom Actions.
Select an event.
The Actions pane displays the actions available for the selected event.
Action types are identified by the following icons:
— Automatic action (see also How to Run an Event-Related Action)
— Custom Actions (see also How to Launch a Custom Action)
— Performance Dashboards (see also Performance Perspective)
— Run Books (see also Launching Operations Orchestration Run Books)
— Tools (see also Specify tools)
— User action (see also How to Run an Event-Related Action)
Note The maximum script and executable command length for tools is limited to 2500 characters including resolved parameters. If the script or command exceeds 2500 characters including parameters resolved during tool execution, an error message is displayed. Review the possible custom parameter values or contact the tool designer to reduce the script or command length.
Select an action from the Actions pane.
If the action does not require any further data, it is run immediately. If further data is required, for example for a Tool or a Run Book, the associated user interface is launched and a wizard guides you through the action launch.
Optional. Enter the Action name or part of the Action name in the Search field to reduce the list of displayed Actions. Similarly, select CI or Node to limit the list of displayed Actions to those that are applicable to either the related CI or the host Node.
Select an event that includes event-related actions.
Actions are identified by the following icons displayed in the Event Browser in the A column and the U column:
— Automatic action is available
— User action is available
Further icons indicate the status of the actions, including, starting, running, succeeded, and failed. For a complete overview of the icons and actions available, see Specify tools.
Select the Actions tab.
The action specification, target node, and the status of the available actions are displayed. A maximum of one automatic action and one user action is available for an event.
For the action that you want to run, select Start.
Alternatively, from the context menu for the event, select the appropriate action:
Right-click Actions > Start
The action starts, the status changes to
Runningand the associated action icon in the Event Browser changes to reflect this status.
After the action execution has completed successfully, the status changes to
Succeeded. If the action did not execute successfully, the status is changed to
Select the Annotations tab for a summary of the executed action.
Select the Custom Action that you want to run on an event:
Right-click > Launch > Custom Actions > <select a custom action>
The selected custom action is launched in the context of the selected event.
UI Element (A-Z)
CI related to the selected event.
Removes the currently applied search string and displays all applicable actions for the selected CI.
Title of the event that provides a brief summary of the event.
Used to reduce the number of actions displayed in the Actions pane by showing only those applicable to CIs or Nodes.
All — Shows all applicable actions for the selected event.
CI — Shows actions that can be run on the CI related to the selected event.
Node — Shows actions that can be run on the Node related to the selected event.
Source CI — Shows all actions that can be run on the source CI of the received event.
Host name to which the event is related.
Used to reduce the number of actions displayed in the Actions pane by showing only those that match the entered search string.
Tips and Troubleshooting
When you run a custom action or a user action, or when an automatic action starts, a dialog box displays asking you for confirmation. This dialog box can be avoided by selecting the Don't show this dialog again check box. To recover the confirmation dialog box, you must clear your browser's local storage.
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