WDM 4.5.1 Configuring Views and Groups

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    First hello and thanks for the forums

    you might be seeing alot of me as I get more up to speed…..long story short for some reason my company thinks I am the expert????

    About three years ago we setup workgroup and I had help setting up the groups although they were not perfect they sufficed.

    I have recently setup WDM 4.5.1 Enterprise and to give you an idea I have over one thousand licenses and expecting another 1k in the next year or two but, that is another story.

    I need to setup my view as follows
    a> World Wide View of all systems/factories
    b> Each Local Country View of systems
    c> Local View to MFG plant
    d> then finally viewing each individual plant

    Not sure how much info is ok to divulge so lets just say I work for Ford and have Thin Clients in all of distribution plants and need to best manage them and or put them in category by plant

    We have about 30 plants world wide all of which will one day be managed by the new WDM. I am trying to look out into the future and develop something that will work now and into the future so my thoughts….. I would start with World and work down right?

    Problem I am having is I can get the groups made but, I need to know how to add the systems to the groups I have made and or what is the best way to navigate around and add systems?

    Thanks for the help hope this blurb makes sense I tend to talk/type more than necessary πŸ™‚ boiled down I need a step by step process for my groups and views and how to add my thin clients to those views

    Thanks

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    Hi Navigator,

    maybe I do not see your problem but for me it looks quite easy to set up your view.
    – Create a Group Type named Factory or Plants
    – Create a View called Ford based on Factory
    – Use that view and add all 30 factories
    – Open Configuration Manager-Subnet
    – If not already available add all subnets that are available in the factories
    – Edit each subnet and you will see on the lower left the option to assign a factory to each subnet
    – Done

    Now each new client will get the IP address of your WDM server (hopefully) via DHCP option tag 186.
    When it checks in for the first time it will automatically put in the correct view as you’ve assign the subnet information to the factory view.

    HTH
    ConfGen

    BTW, what clients are you using?

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    Hi,

    Here is a doc on creating WDM/Rapport views:

    http://www.freewysemonkeys.com/site/modules.php?name=Downloads&d_op=viewdownloaddetails&lid=52&ttitle=Creating_Rapport_4x_Views.pdf

    Now when you make your own views you will need to manually add devices to them. As ConfGEN points out mixing a built in group like sub-nets with custom groups allows some sorting. If you have XP/Linux or CE terminals you could use the “location” field on the device to sort it.

    Now here is one other way, but very complex. I saw a site where the admin wanted the WDM groups to reflect the AD OU structure so he built a SQL script to import his WNOS units to reflex the structure of AD. I would have to see if I have the script to do this still and you would need someone with SQL experience to update them,

    Cheers,
    -TT

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    Thanks that helped alot I am working now on setting the IP range and I guess I am confused on that as well. In the past I did not have systems broken down into folders they just all showed up….btw we are 98% Wyse Thin OS…or is it Blazer πŸ™‚ anyhow I can see how an IP Range would work to move systems into a particular folder however I do not understand how the subnets work to do this? it only shows one IP so how do I know the range from and to for example I have stuff that will is in networks with over 800 IP’s so the range is very broad and the TC’s can be anywhere in that range make sense?

    BTW thanks for getting me rolling

    One more thing I have over 200 entrys under my subnets and would really be a pain to have to tell each one where to go although I am the one that originally input all the entries so if necessary i can make all the check marks for each folder

    I have 800 plus systems about 780 are Wyse Thin OS and the others are various versions of CE which, I hope to get converted to blazer in the near future

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    Hi,

    Glad there were a few suggestions of use.

    With IP you can use the Sub-net to auto sort the deices. So say the first level was “Plant” if each plant was a unique sub-net you could at least use the sub-net to sort the first few levels. After this if you want to sort them further with in the plant view it would be drag and drop time.

    Now there is one other bad piece of news here, the RTM of WDM 4.5.1 saw the return of a bug where if you wish to use DDC with Blazer (Oops, WTOS) it only works one level deep. I would have to check if this has been fixed or not yet. It will not stop you using the view’s however DDC may not function.

    Cheers,
    -TT

    BTW – Post back if you need help remotly converting CE to Blazer as I have done this many times now!

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    Thanks I got the converting part down that is easy money just getting the WDM setup the way I want it is taking more time than I would like to spend πŸ™‚

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    Hi,

    are you in contact with Wyse Texas? I met the Texas Wyse SE at a forum some time ago and he was very helpful.

    ConfGen

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